Posts in Autopilot Weight Loss
Change Your Mind about Exercise to Actually Get It Done

Very active women see exercise as something they do to decrease stress, to have more energy, and as a way to be "better versions" of themselves. Inactive women view exercise the opposite way--as selfish, stressful, and requiring too much commitment. It all depends on your mindset. Notice how exercise helps you to be a “better” version of yourself to get it done.

To change exercise into something that get's done, you have to change how you think about exercise.

  1. Define how exercise can help you with your important roles in life--relieves stress and gives you more energy to be a better mother, wife, friend, homemaker, or employee.

  2. Rethink how you exercise. If you make exercise too hard and unpleasant, your sub-conscious will sabotage your efforts.

Be sure to start with an activity that you enjoy in the amount of time that seems fun to you. You can always increase the duration over time. 

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Three Sure Fire Ways to Free Yourself from Cravings

Dopamine is released in the brain when we eat sugar and other tempting foods. The dopamine release causes us to want these foods even more. You can free yourself from cravings by getting mad at food manufacturers, avoiding tempting food cues and eating simple, less processed foods.  This is Shift #8 in the series The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss.

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The One Health and Weight Loss Idea to Rule Them ALL

There’s something that we’ve all been missing when it comes to health and weight loss. In fact, it’s the one idea that rules them all! It has to do with how your brain works. By understanding your brain, you can stop the endless struggle between wanting to change and actually DOING it. This one mindset shift will change the way you approach health and weight loss forever. Not only will you have more compassion for yourself, you will also have a lot more success. It may even change how you view your whole life.

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Make Getting Healthy and Losing Weight Simple with this Easy Formula

Train your brain what to eat to get healthy and lose weight with a simple visual plate system. You don’t have to eat the exact same foods, but having a personalized meal template can help you to lose weight without using willpower. This is Shift #7 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.

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Advice Your Parents Gave You that Will Make You Lose Weight

 If you slow down your eating, your stomach has enough time to communicate to your brain that you’re satisfied. There are also theories that you need to notice the smell and taste of your food to feel satisfied. Eating more slowly and mindfully allows you to be satisfied with smaller meals. This is Part 2 of Shift #6 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.

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Listen to Your Body

Awareness will allow you to change what you eat without willpower. If you notice when you’re satisfied, you’ll want to stop eating. It doesn’t feel good to overeat (surprisingly). Also, eating healthier foods versus eating sugary foods becomes easier as you notice how your body feels afterwards. This may take practice to get good at, so give yourself a break if you aren’t perfect. This is #4 in The 15 Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.

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The Willpower Solution

Most people think they need to rely on willpower to get healthy and lose weight. But, as much as possible, you want to rely on making good habits instead and use willpower only in an emergency. Learn how to increase your willpower reserves with a few easy hacksThis is part 2 of the #3rd shift in The Brainy Habits and Mindset Shifts to Autopilot Health and Weight Loss series.

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