On average it takes 66 days to develop a new habit. Sustained weight loss happens as a result of habit change, so embarking on a 12 week weight loss program (which is 84 days), is a great way to lay the foundations of success.
What would you look for in a 12 week weight loss program?
As well as education about nutrition and effective exercise, it would need to teach you the mind-set of a slim person – because without that, you wouldn’t be able to consistently put the other information into practice.
Programming Your ‘Satnav’
At the heart of a 12 week weight loss program, is making the decision about your desired destination, and programing that into the goal seeking part of your mind. This is a bit like programing a satnav.
If you have a satnav and get into your car without putting a new destination into it, it will take you to the last place you went. You have to put in something new to get somewhere different.
If you have a problem with your weight, one of your problems will be that the goal seeking part of your mind is set up with the wrong program. Until you change that you’ll keep ending up at your old destination – ‘destination overweight’, with perhaps a few periods of weight loss here and there in the middle.
The most important thing you need out of a 12 week weight loss program, is to learn how to program the goal seeking part of your mind. This is covered extensively in Uber Slim, because if you’re not familiar with this you might find it hard to get out of the starting block.
Planning Your Route
Once your car satnav is programed, it plans a route or you.
Once you have programed yourself correctly the steps to success reveal themselves more clearly, because you become receptive to what you need to do. Otherwise you tend to tell yourself what you think you should do, and try to use will power to keep doing it. This is what typically happens with diets.
A good 12 week weight loss program helps you identity the hurdles that are standing in your way. Some of these may be obvious, like eating in response to stress. Others may not be obvious and need to be brought to light before you can do anything about them, like a hidden addiction to food.
When the light has been shone on all potential hurdles you can identify the ones relevant to you, and use them to plot your route to successful weight loss.
A complete 12 week weight loss program will educate you about nutrition, rather than just telling you what to eat. It will help you understand why two different meals with exactly the same calorie content can have vastly different effects on your body, e.g. one making you fat and the other helping you get slimmer.
It will also cover exercise in relation to fat loss. For example, someone who exercises correctly for 20 minutes 3 times a week stands to lose a lot more fat compared to the person slogging away for hours on a treadmill.
Once you’ve been made aware of all the tweaks that will help, you can plan how you’re going to achieve your goal.
Keeping On Course
It’s all very well being given fantastic information on a 12 week weight loss program, but it’s consistently applying your new knowledge which will result in weight loss.
This boils down to nurturing your new mind-set, which is what often gets ignored as people tend to focus on what they should and shouldn’t be eating, or how much exercise they have or haven’t done.
So a great course will bring you back to your mind-set. This enables you to keep making the changes, in a way that makes them feel like they are the natural thing to do, rather than trying to force yourself with willpower.
12 Week Weight Loss Program And Beyond
When considering a 12 week weight loss problem, you want to check that it contains plenty of help about developing and nurturing a slim mind-set. And then you need to have up to date information about nutrition and exercise, and the ability to ask an expert questions.
You get all of this within Uber Slim.
People who are really serious about turning their health around tend to realise that they can massively increase their chances of success by including accountability within their plan. Uber Slim offers that with the ‘premier’ option, and you can find out all about that by clicking here.
If you’ve got questions at all before starting the program, get in contact with me. I’ll be very happy to get back to you.
Have a fantastic week.
PS Just in case you haven’t caught this podcast yet – on this I talk about the awfulness of low fat eating, and the mindset you need to keep your weight off for good.