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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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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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