Cracking the fat loss and fitness code is a tough thing for most people. It’s even tougher when you harbor toxic beliefs about yourself or the process. Here are five popular weight loss lies you have to stop telling yourself if you want to find lifelong success.
Are you ready to hear the five lies?
Can you handle the truth about these five lies?
Let’s discuss, and then we’ll find out.
Weight Loss Lie #1 – “I have a slow metabolism.”
This is a fairy tale that I hear often. Everyone wants to blame their weight management issues on their metabolism.
But your metabolism isn’t set in stone and there’s likely nothing wrong with it.
Your metabolism functions based on different variables, like a computer program. And in computer programming, the key phrase is “garbage in, garbage out.”
If you feed your metabolism garbage inputs, you’ll get garbage outputs. If you’re investing in bad advice about what to eat, how to exercise, and how to manage other lifestyle factors, it doesn’t matter how hard you’re trying. The inputs are destructive, so the outputs will follow suit.
Unless you have a known and diagnosed medical condition, I can almost guarantee that your metabolism is uninhibited by any medical or genetic issue. It might be underperforming but that can be fixed.
Weight Loss Lie #2 – “I eat pretty healthy.”
When clients contact me they almost always start with, “Ive been struggling with my weight for years. I don’t know why, because I eat pretty healthy.”
While food is certainly a make or break factor, most people who think they eat healthy, don’t really eat healthy.
If you follow conventional nutrition wisdom, you will experience endless doses of failure and frustration.
On top of that, it’s important to make sure that your diet is tailored to your individual needs. Following one-size-fits-all approaches isn’t going to serve you well.
Here’s a tip: Get this free Real Food Playbook and start implementing the three step game plan. Then you can really start saying, “I eat healthy.”
Weight Loss Lie #3 – “My whole family is overweight. It’s in our genes.”
This excuse often ties in with the metabolism excuse. And guess what? It’s just as bogus.
It’s true that genes play an important role in how your body functions. And your genetic expression has been influenced since before your birth. But epigenetics has taught us that genes can be turned on and off.
What turns genes on and off? Environment.
You can create a lifestyle right now that turns off harmful genes and turns on helpful genes. By changing your environment, you can change your entire life.
The reason families seem to have issues that track from generation to generation is because they all share the same environment. Environment includes culture and behavior, so even people who leave a specific physical environment will still create many of the same destructive conditions wherever they go due to culture and conditioning.
I’ve had countless clients who swore they were destined to be overweight because of genetics. And those clients reached every goal they set after a few simple adjustments.
What they thought they knew about their family, their family history, and their genetic makeup was wrong and holding them back. Is the same happening for you?
Weight Loss Lie #4 – “I don’t have the time or resources to be successful.”
Translation: “Success in health and fitness is not a top priority for me right now.”
It’s not about money. If you were sick, you’d find the money.
It’s not about time, either. Everyone has 24 hours in a day.
It’s about priorities. Plain and simple. I’m not going to sugar coat this in any fashion. Your excuses start and end with you.
If you want to insist that your body, life, and health are a priority, put your money and time where your mouth is.
Weight Loss Lie #5 – “Losing weight will solve all my problems.”
There’s one thing I really want you to know. When you reach whatever physical goal you’ve set, nothing about your life will be different!
If you’re unhappy now, you’ll be unhappy then. If you’re stressed now, you’ll be stressed then. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive for things. It means that if you want to change your life, you should actually change your life and not just your body.
I used to be 60 pounds overweight. I lost all 60 pounds and none of my life problems went away. None of my personal or relationship issues went away. Thats the cold, hard truth.
“Body” & “Life” are two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. If you want your life to be better, you have to work on your life. If you want your body to be better, you have to work on your body. If you want both to be better, you have to work on both.
Most people only want to work on their body and then their life ends up sabotaging everything they’ve accomplished. That’s why 97% of men and women don’t maintain weight loss results.
Many people work on life stuff, but completely neglect their body. When their health fails, their life fails, too.
This is an inescapable fact, which is why our online academy is designed to address both sides of the coin.
Are you done making excuses?
Jordan Belfort said it best: The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.
What action are you going to take today to move the needle in your body and life?
Founder of Rebooted Body and host of The Rebooted Body Podcast. Kevin helps men and women finally get a body and life they love with his unique blend of real food, functional movement, and psychology. To work with him personally, choose a program.