Every week we talk about why diets fail. We’ve talked about different kinds of fear.
Today I’ll address one of the biggest challenges facing many members of our community that’s holding them back from achieving the success they deserve.
It’s fear. But it’s a specific type of fear.
Fear of discomfort or fear of being uncomfortable.
When we feel uncomfortable, it’s human nature to retreat back to your comfort zone. Yet this behavior prevents us from making positive changes in our lives.
The Truth About Fats may be new to you. It’s a new style of eating so it’s natural to feel a bit uncomfortable at first.
Yet when you think back to some of the most important accomplishments of your life, you’ll probably find you felt uncomfortable at first.
Maybe it was the first time you rode a bike or drove a car. But you quickly overcame the discomfort and it opened up a whole new world of transportation.
Maybe it was the first date with your significant other. Most people feel nervous and uncomfortable on first dates.
Yet it’s necessary to overcome this initial discomfort to achieve a greater goal.
It’s the same with the Truth About Fats System.
Here are two ideas to consider.
The first idea is RE-FRAMING.
If you’re thinking of discomfort as negative, convince yourself to RE-FRAME discomfort as positive.
I’ve just given you examples of how dealing with discomfort lead to positive outcomes.
It’s the same with weight loss. You may feel uncomfortable with the changes in the way you eat. After all eating more fat goes completely against the conventional wisdom on diet and nutrition.
RE-FRAME any negative feelings about discomfort by thinking about the positive outcomes you’re about to experience.
Think about shedding pounds. Think about fitting into your “skinny” jeans. Think about the positive impact on your health and well-being.
Think about the compliments you’ll receive from your friends, family, and coworkers.
RE-FRAMING the situation into something positive will help you easily conquer any fear of discomfort you may feel.
The second idea is HABIT. Studies show it takes 21 days to form a habit – just 3 weeks. That’s not a very long period of time. Plus it gets easier every day.
As you see the results on the scale and in the mirror, it will motivate you to keep going. Before you know it, your new way of eating will become a HABIT.
You’ll eat healthy without even thinking about it.
So two simple ways to overcome fear of discomfort are:
1) RE-FRAME the situation to change the way you think and feel about discomfort.
2) HABIT. Push through the discomfort for 21-days to form a new habit. It will get easier every day as you see and feel the positive results.
I’ll be back next week with another tip to help you achieve the results you deserve. Please post any questions on our private FB page.
To Your Good Health,
P.S. To learn more about the amazing power of “healing fats” and how they can help you shed pounds and keep the weight of long-term by eating MORE of the great-tasting foods you actually enjoy eating, click here now.