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 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 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 it 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.
Here’s 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 and save yourself from that not-losing-weight frustration by allowing yourself to be human. The more you plan 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 quitting 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 may 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.
Not only does a balanced microbiome full of good bacteria support proper digestion, but it can help reduce water weight, improve nutrient absorption, boost metabolism, and support healthy immunity—all of which will help you on your healthy weight loss journey. Two of the best ways to make sure that guy is as happy as can be? Digestive enzymes and probiotics FTW!
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.
Energy boosts take many forms from taking a quick walk to get your blood flowing, listening to and singing along to a favorite song, making a gratitude list, calling a loved one, or increasing certain vitamins and minerals in your diet and supplement regimen that can boost energy levels in a clean, no-buzz kind of way.
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. We love that being part of a community can help motivate, offer support during weight loss plateaus or other frustrations, celebrate successes, and provide suggestions for new opportunities, ideas, recipes, and more.
Tap into your favorite health group (the Xyngular community ROCKS) to lend and receive the support we all need!
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. You need a properly balanced diet, often specific to your body type and weight loss goals, to accomplish what you want.
Our System Recipes page has dozens of delicious and nutritious recipes that perfectly pair with your Xyngular products and meal plan, whether you're going Keto, low-carb, or you just want to change things up with a dinner your entire family will love. (Pro tip: you don’t even have to tell them it’s healthy!)
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.
You’ll find that as you increase the nutritional level in your diet, you’ll naturally crave less sugar, fat, and salt. However, for those times when you just can’t kick a nagging craving on your own, making sure you’re armed with a few Xyngular Resist chews won’t hurt! You can trick your body into thinking it’s getting a treat while really controlling your appetite and curbing cravings the healthy way.
You Are Not Keeping Track of What You Eat
Knowing how many calories you take in during the day is important.
Just like a check register, deducting the calorie count of a meal from how many calories you should consume in a day will keep you on track to stay within your calorie intake goal. But keep in mind that one of the key things to losing weight and keeping it off is to be truly mindful of what you're eating. That means knowing not only how many calories are in the food you're consuming, but also the nutrient content.
For example, a 300-calorie meal that is mostly carbohydrates will have a different effect on your body than a 300-calorie meal that is mostly protein. The first will cause a spike in blood sugar followed by a crash, while the second will help to keep you feeling fuller longer. Keeping track of what you eat can be tedious, but there are apps and other tools that can make it easier. And the effort is worth it because it can help you to lose weight and keep it off for good.
You Are Not Drinking Enough Water
Water is vital to your overall health but can also be a great ‘filler’.
Drinking 8 oz of water before a meal will help you take in fewer calories while also helping you to stay hydrated and energized. In addition, when you're properly hydrated, your body is better able to metabolize fat. And when you're not properly hydrated, your body is more likely to store fat.
So, if you're trying to lose weight, make sure you're drinking plenty of water. Aim for eight glasses a day, and you'll be well on your way to reaching your goals. Drinking plenty of water and utilizing the Xyngular X Bundle will help you get to your weight loss goal.
You Are Not Getting Enough Sleep
Did you know that lack of sleep is actually a risk factor for obesity?
The link between obesity and sleep problems is thought to be due to the fact that excess body fat can interfere with the body's ability to regulate its temperature. This can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Furthermore, obese individuals are more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway becomes blocked during sleep, again interrupting positive sleep patterns which leads to stress, low energy, and lowered immunity—all of which are weight loss roadblocks.
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: BOOST YOUR WEIGHT LOSS IN ONLY 8 DAYS
The Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart is a great way to help you lose weight and see the results you want 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, boost your weight loss, 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!
But What About My Weight Loss Plateau?
Losing weight can be a challenge, and sometimes it can feel like you're stuck at a plateau. But don't worry, there are some things you can do to break through that plateau and start losing weight again.
First, take a close look at your diet. Are you eating the same things day after day? If so, mix things up a bit and try something new. It could be as simple as adding some new veggie-forward recipes full of interesting spices to whet your appetite for healthy eating.
Next, check your exercise regimen. Maybe you need to try a different type of exercise that makes you excited each day, rather than something you’ll dread. You should also make sure you're getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, and making sure your gut is well-balanced. These simple changes can make a big difference when it comes to losing weight!
But what if you’ve tried it all and still feel stuck? The Xyngular 8-Day Jumpstart is a great way to boost your weight loss and see the results you want in order to stay motivated. It provides you with an 8-day supply of six incredibly effective weight loss products that work in tandem to improve health and support healthy weight loss.*
And if you’ve enjoyed success with the 8-Day Jumpstart and still struggling to lose weight?
The Xyngular X Bundle is the perfect program to feel better and see lasting results! With a full month of six effective weight loss supplements (hello Lean, Xyng, Accelerate, Trimstix, Resist, and Flush!), the X Bundle will help build healthy habits with the support of proven products to get you past the plateau and on to a better, healthier YOU!
So don't give up, keep pushing yourself and you'll reach your goals in no time.
"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.