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The Secret to Sustainable Weight Loss? The Power of Self-Care and Mindset

Updated: Jan 24

Have you ever wondered how much time and money you've invested in the quest for a magical solution to shed those stubborn pounds quickly? A journey to discover the secrets of sustainable weight loss goes beyond the conventional dieting approach. Let's explore the often-overlooked factors of self-care and mindset that play a pivotal role in achieving lasting results.

Slimming clubs often lead us down the wrong path, promoting the consumption of the wrong foods and finding ways to cheat the diet. It’s no wonder people lose weight and put it straight back on again.

Missing mindset element

What the slimming clubs miss is the vital mindset element of losing weight. Part of that is taking care of yourself. That is the real secret for losing weight, and here’s why:

If you are an emotional eater, no ‘diet’ in the world is going to help you deal with what the REAL issue is – your relationship with food. You need to rewire your food brain, because emotional eating or binge eating are one of the major causes of diet failure. Addressing the root cause of the problem is crucial for breaking free from the yo-yo dieting cycle.

Taking charge of your happiness

Self care is the recognition that only YOU can make yourself happy and that, if you make sure that you dedicate some time EVERY DAY purely for your own enjoyment, you will have more fun, and you will have far greater reserves to deal with the stresses of everyday life. 

The miracle of self care doesn’t end there. When you dedicate a small amount of time each day to your own happiness, there is less need to reach for the chocolate biscuits. Let me guess... rewarding yourself with treat foods like cake and biscuits is the easiest way to show yourself some self love? Well... eating half a packet of chocolate biscuits is much easier than figuring out – not to mention getting – what you really need, which might be a way to de-stress, feel loved, get attention, kick back your heels and even sleep.

I am sure that you get what I am saying conceptually, but this is not enough for the magic to work. Just understanding won’t get you the benefits. You have to be in action. Are you doing AT LEAST three things EVERY DAY just because they make you happy?

Self care is a skill and it is a discipline. It is something that can be very easy to do.

The Challenge: Your Happiness List

Make a list of at least 20 things (even really frivolous things) that you LOVE to do just because they delight you.  Some take hardly any time; some take a little longer. You don’t have to spend long for this to be effective. You have to write them down, too. Make a list. You will need to keep your list somewhere handy so it is easy to turn to for inspiration.


Unlocking sustainable weight loss isn't just about diets and exercise. It's about embracing self-care as a daily practice and fostering a positive mindset. By addressing the root causes of emotional eating and committing to activities that bring joy, you can break free from the cycle of yo-yo dieting. Working on your mindset and happiness will improve your relationship with food leading to sustainable weight loss ;)


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