How a Tiny Habit Can Help You Push Past a Weight Loss Plateau

by | Oct 16, 2017

“You have to rig the game so you can win, set yourself the lowest minimal bar to do something. That was really the key to my success.” – Sarah

It happens to the best of us. You get a little older, your life changes, you start moving less, maybe have a kid or two, and before you know it the extra pounds have slowly crept on. And when you finally realize something needs to be done about it you find you can’t lose it as easily as you used to.

This can be a crucial moment in a person’s life. Do I hop on a diet and get back to my target weight right away or do I look at my lifestyle and start thinking long-term? The latter can seem like a daunting task and you may lack confidence in your ability to do it. But it is the only way to achieve lasting success.

This insight was the key to Sarah’s success. Having been raised on whole foods she found Summer Tomato and immediately identified with the philosophy of using Real Food to lose weight. She knew dieting was not the answer.

Exercise was a different story. Sarah knew that developing a consistent workout routine would be crucial for her success, but that it would also be her most challenging obstacle to overcome.

In this episode Sarah explains the very small yet critical mindset shift she made that enabled her to not only build an exercise routine, but to look forward to it every day.

If you hate exercise and have been trying to develop a routine for years without success I invite you to try Sarah’s approach. It’s a game changer.

Wish you had more time to listen to the podcast? I use an app called Overcast (no affiliation) to play back my favorite podcasts at faster speeds, dynamically shortening silences in talk shows so it doesn’t sound weird. It’s pretty rad.

 

Related links:

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting by Darya Rose, Ph.D

You Never Regret A Workout

Home Court Habits: The Secret to Effortless Weight Control

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

MyFitnessPal

Mindful Meal Challenge

Zero – fasting tracker app from Kevin Rose

No, You Don’t Deserve That Indulgence Today

 

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4 Responses to “How a Tiny Habit Can Help You Push Past a Weight Loss Plateau”

  1. Great article. Thanks

  2. Clearly you have mentioned the problem people face when they start with their weight loss journey and get stuck at a point where nothing is ready to move. You have explained it so well and indeed it needs a small shift in one’s lifestyle that could actually save the person. And yes, it is difficult to take the first step but once you start with your routine the journey becomes smoother.

  3. Jason Lowey says:

    Great blog!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Dianne says:

    I was reading an old blog about not liking cooking. Sad that people could have some really bad attitudes. My problem is that I WANT a good attitude about grilling foods like grilled cheese sandwiches or French toast or pancakes. Easy to make but just don’t like to do it. I am happy to make a complicated even messy meal rather then stand over Grill or frying pan. What is wrong with me. Am I the only one who just doesn’t enjoy this type of cooking. I want to like it. I truly do but it’s ugh every time my husband wants them. So sorry I feel this way. Any suggestions would be a help. I want to be a good cook and good wife. Thank you, Di

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