When trying to lose weight you commonly come across thoughts that make your journey difficult. You think you have to abandon everything that you once thought of as fun and only focus on the boring, undesirable traits you think everyone with a good body must hold on to so that they get to keep looking trim. Being comfortable with your body means being uncomfortable in every other aspect of your life, right? Wrong.

You have to break free from the mind frame that getting the body you want means sacrificing everything else that you want because that is just not the reality. If that is the way you think then you will never be able to follow your fitness routines because you’re making it too hard on yourself. The goal of dieting and exercise is to figure out a routine that works for you that you want to stick with. If you don’t do that then you’ll never be able to stick to anything and you’ll consider yourself a failure. Well, you’re not a failure, you just need to reframe things a little bit. Here are the thoughts you need to ditch if you want to successfully start your new healthy life.



Long-Term Weight Loss Is Impossible
Well if you want to lose weight and keep it off, this is obviously one of the most distracting thoughts you can have. Not only is it distracting, it’s just not true. If you figure out a fitness and nutrition plan that is realistic for you then you should have no problem following it and then you will be hitting your goals easily. Believe in yourself and believe in the program you develop and you will be sure to not only lose the weight but keep it off as well. Weight loss is something that takes hard work but if you don’t help yourself by trying to only eat lettuce on Thursdays and do 8-hours of cardio a day then you will get burnt out and abandon this horrible plan by Friday.



You Have To Eat Foods You Hate
No, you don’t. There is no one superfood that will help you achieve all of your body goals. If you don’t like a food then don’t eat it. There are so many delicious and nutritious foods that will help you shed some pounds. If you don’t like kale then find another green that you do like. Find the healthy foods that you like and will want to keep eating instead of choking down some gag-inducing meals just because you think it will make you feel great.



You Can Never Drink Again
Come on, that’s just not realistic. You can still enjoy an occasional drink, but just keep in mind that drinking alcohol is a treat like cake or donuts. So, keep that in mind the next time you head to a bar and set a limit to the number of drinks you plan on having beforehand. That way you can stick to it and not over-indulge in the calorie factory. You are welcome to drink alcohol every once in a while, because if you don’t allow yourself to have any fun while on your diet then you’re just not going to stick to it, plain and simple.