Healthy grocery shopping run? Check.
New workout clothes? Check.
Mental preparation. . .? Yeah, about that...
Actually, mental preparation for losing weight is really easy to miss.
You get so excited while preparing for a new weight loss regimen that, like most people, you forget to prepare yourself mentally for success!
The truth is, mental preparation plays a major role in weight loss. Without it, cravings get the better of you, unrealistic (or unhealthy) goals lead to unnecessary stress, and thoughts of giving up sound more and more inviting. But losing weight doesn’t have to go hand in hand with frustration.
So, before you go any further, it’s time to mentally prepare to lose weight the healthy way with these five easy-to-follow steps.
Preparing Yourself For Weight Loss
Now, mentally preparing for weight loss should decrease your chances of that obnoxious phenomenon, “Losing Weight Frustration.” With these five simple practices, you will be setting yourself up for success on your weight loss journey.
Consider Why You Were Unable to Lose Weight In The Past
One way to mentally prepare for weight loss is to consider what failed you in the past.
Maybe a certain diet was too restrictive. Or you didn’t have anyone you could turn to for support. It could even be that life was just too stressful at that stage to put forth your best efforts in losing weight.
Whatever it may be, really think of what stopped you then, and what could prevent you from succeeding now.
If you’re not really sure why you struggled losing weight in the past, look over this list of 15 common causes of weight-loss failure and solutions to each that might give you some insight as to what you’ve experienced before.
Most people don’t realize that failure to lose weight stems from a combination of several of these 15 common causes. By looking over this list, you’ll be able to narrow in on what weight loss struggles you personally face and how you can ultimately overcome them and avoid that losing weight frustration in a big way.
Physically Write Down Your Weight Loss Goals
Create a successful start to your weight-loss goals by writing them down.
A study run by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor from Dominican University in California, found that people are 42% more likely to reach their goals when they physically write them down.
So no—don’t skip this step by just making a mental note. Write! It! Down! That way, you can refer back to those goals throughout your weight-loss journey and help keep yourself accountable to the most important person—you.
Also, when preparing for weight loss, set small, attainable goals. Let’s say you have 50 pounds to lose. Instead of setting a goal to lose those 50 pounds, start with a goal to lose 5 or 10 pounds in one month as you jumpstart your weight loss. That way you can break a big task down into measurable smaller tasks that lead to consistent, exciting wins throughout your weight loss journey.
No sugar coating here—weight loss isn’t always easy! That’s why you need to remember to reward yourself when you reach certain goals or milestones. If you really want to mentally prepare for the weight loss journey ahead of you, come up with 5 to 10 small rewards that you would personally love. And once you accomplish one of your goals, reward yourself—no questions asked! Accomplish another one—reward yourself again! All of those little wins and successes will add up, and you’ll start noticing them more and more.
A powerful side effect of the reward system is that it improves your relationship with weight loss and increases your enthusiasm to keep up the good work. Oh yeah, and helps you avoid more of that losing weight frustration.
Need some reward ideas? How about a night out at the movies, getting a manicure, some new workout gear, or even a day off from work? The possibilities are endless—just make sure they’re realistic and geared toward YOU.
Just one more word of advice as we talk about how to reward yourself for weight loss. Try to not use food as a reward. It can be way too easy to “reward” yourself for something you did multiple times in a single day or even week, and then find yourself wondering, “Why am I not losing weight?” Instead, make sure that you reward yourself for reaching meaningful goals that are a bit more spread out and find ways other than food to celebrate those successes.
Plan Ahead For Setbacks
You’re just minding your own business, going along your weight-loss journey when suddenly, you find yourself at a birthday party eating a piece of cake and some ice cream—and a non-diet soda just for dramatic effect.
Okay, all jokes aside, situations like this happen all the time when you’re trying to lose weight! That’s why it’s important to plan for setbacks to avoid losing weight frustration. The worst thing you could do to yourself while losing weight is to beat yourself up about slipping up somehow—it’s just not going to help!
If you understand from the start of your weight loss journey that giving in and having a cookie or a donut one day IS OKAY, you’ll be much more prepared to get back on track and not just throw in the towel over it. If you find yourself going for a second helping of dinner one night, don’t stress! Just get back on track and keep moving forward.
The great thing about Xyngular weight-loss systems like the 8-Day Jumpstart is they have some built-in support for setbacks like these. Products like Cheat help you stay fuller longer, so you can take some right before you go to that birthday party. Trimstix, on the other hand, can help you manage those sugar cravings and can keep you from going in for another donut time and time again.
The important thing is to plan ahead and save yourself from that not-losing-weight frustration by allowing yourself to be human. The more you plan ahead for setbacks and temptations that are certain to arise, like parties or vacations, the easier your weight loss experience will be—if only because your mindset is that much healthier to begin with.
Get Enough Sleep
One of the best ways to mentally prepare for weight loss is by getting enough sleep.
With how busy life can get, most people just don’t get the sleep they need. A lack of sleep can negatively affect you in several ways that you may not be associating with your losing weight frustration.
But when you draw the line between how a lack of sleep can cause added stress, it’s easy to see that weight loss becomes more difficult—and weight loss is already stressful enough! A lack of good sleep can also inhibit your ability to make good decisions and resist temptations, which can result in giving into cravings or throwing in the towel altogether. Being tired can also keep you from staying goal-driven. And when that drive leaves you, results will start to disappear, too.
One way to improve sleep quality is by taking Xyngular Xr2. Xr2 is made with naturally sourced ingredients that help reduce stress and provide a better night’s rest.*
By getting the sleep you need, you can more easily reach the weight loss goals you set for yourself. And hey, you’ll look and feel better doing it.
Why You May Not Be Losing Weight
Let’s go back for a minute and think about some of the most common reasons why you’re not losing weight. We just mentioned that sleep is something that can stand in the way of jumpstarting weight loss, but...what other weight loss hurdles are out there? Again, you’ve got to know what you’re facing in order to overcome it and avoid that losing weight frustration.
An imbalanced microbiome and weakened digestive system.
Hey, when your gut’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy! Having healthy gut bacteria and improved digestion are great ways to jumpstart weight loss.
Low energy levels.
It’s hard to stay motivated to lose weight when you’re constantly feeling like you just don’t have it in you to make proper meals or get a workout in. Increased energy can also help boost weight loss results.
Lack of support.
While there are a few lone wolves out there, most of us thrive when we have a supportive accountability buddy or community. “Together” is often an easier way to shed extra pounds.
If you’re not fueling your body with enough of the good stuff, there’s a good chance you’re not losing weight quickly. Proper nutrition is key to healthy weight loss.
Cravings, cravings, cravings.
Like we said, a little treat now and then is not a big deal! But finding yourself on the sugary end of a mid-afternoon snack every single day will always stunt your weight loss. Generally combating cravings is a smart weight to avoid extra calories and increase weight loss.
Mentally Prepare for Weight-Loss and Success
Like we’ve said—weight loss is about more than just diet, exercise, and products. If you truly want to get the results you’re after, you need to start with a foundation of preparing yourself mentally so that those other things can be most effective. So whether you’ve already started on your weight loss journey, or you’re about to, take some time to mindfully prepare yourself for weight loss success NOW.
Remember: Avoid past weight loss mistakes or roadblocks. Write down your goals. Plan for rewards and setbacks. Get enough sleep.
With that foundation of preparation—you can reach your weight loss goals. You will shed those pounds!
And if there’s still something standing in your way, don’t quit! You can take your mental and physical preparation to the next level with Xyngular weight-loss systems, too! Most are designed to help you see results in only 30 days and take care of a lot of the pre-weight-loss planning you would have to do on your own. Or maybe it’s time to try something new like the Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart. It was designed around 6 powerful products proven to help you lose up to 15 pounds in 8 days* by targeting those exact common weight-loss roadblocks we just talked about.*
Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart: Quick Weight Loss In Only 8 Days (H2)
The Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart is a great way to lose weight quickly and see the results you want in order to stay motivated. It provides you with an 8-day supply of these incredibly effective weight loss products:
- Lean Chocolate: boost protein and nutrient intake, reduce cravings, and aid in lean muscle development*
- Xyng: boost energy levels, support metabolism, and aid in appetite control*
- Accelerate with Thermolit Blend™: to burn fat, support metabolism, and suppress appetite*
- Trimstix Fruit Punch: to fight unwanted cravings, boost positive energy, and support healthy weight loss*
- Resist: to fight hunger and cravings and decrease calorie intake*
- Flush: to gently cleanse your body and remove toxins, as well as improve digestion and nutrient absorption*
Plus, the 8-Day Jumpstart comes complete with an easy-to-follow guide for how and when to use the supplements, a nutritionist-reviewed (and delicious) meal plan, and unrivaled Xyngular and community support for ultimate weight loss results.*
With the 8-Day Jumpstart, you can more easily avoid common weight-loss roadblocks and frustrations, lose weight quickly, and set yourself up for a new lifestyle of continued weight loss and increased motivation, energy, and health!*
The only thing you’ll have to worry about is believing the incredible results you’re going to see!
Jumpstart Your Weight Loss NOW! Order the 8-Day Jumpstart by contacting your Xyngular distributor or by logging in to your Xyngular account today!
"Individuals can lose 1 to 2 pounds a week using Xyngular products and following a low-carb meal plan."
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.