Follow these 7 Surprising Weight Loss Hacks to lose weight and keep it off!
Got stubborn body fat that won’t budge? Have you “tried everything” without getting the weight loss results you deserve?
Most weight loss “solutions” fail to help long-term. Why? They can help initially because they encourage being more mindful and eating less processed junk. But, most weight loss solutions don’t address underlying issues. Why did you gain weight? Do you overeat, stress eat, avoid exercise, make poor choices, etc. Underneath these behaviors are deeper issues. What are your subconscious beliefs about your body? Is your liver congested? Do you have a low-grade viral infection? Weight gain is a symptom of something else going on.
When you identify and address underlying causes, your body will show it!
Start Losing Weight
First, get the basics down. It will be challenging to maintain the weight you want if you don’t have a healthy foundation to build upon. Start with 10 Timeless Nutrition Tips. No matter what diet you follow, these tips will support your wellness goals. Next, check out Sleep Better Starting Tonight. Boost your fat burning by going to bed by 10:30 pm and getting at least 7 hours of sleep.
Weight Loss Hack #1
Reprogram Your Subconscious
Do you feel stuck or blocked to lose weight despite your best efforts?
Your subconscious beliefs could be contributing to your weight. How do you find out? Try PSYCH-K. This form of energy psychology reprograms limiting subconscious beliefs into enhancing beliefs. The process is easy, pain-free and proven effective. This is one of the great “life hacks” for losing weight.
OLD Limiting Beliefs:
- I’m not good enough. I’m not allowed to love my body until it’s perfect.
- It’s not safe to lose weight. Bad things happen to me when I’m thin.
- I have to suffer to lose weight.
NEW Enhancing Beliefs:
- I am good enough.
- It’s safe for me to lose weight.
- It’s easy and effortless for me to lose weight.
PSYCH-K can dig deep into underlying issues that cause weight gain. It can also reprogram known or unknown barriers to shedding fat, such as traumas and secondary gains.
Weight Loss Hack #2
Look at Secondary Gains
This is another one of the great life hacks for losing weight. During a PSYCH-K session, you’ll look at secondary gains that could be preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals. In other words, what do you gain from your weight gain? What could be preventing you from losing weight right now? Do you have fears around weighing less?
For example, a woman I worked with had more friends when she gained weight. Women found her less intimidating and more relatable. So she worried she’d lost friends if she lost weight.
Also, weight gain can be a protective layer. You might feel safer and more grounded with extra weight. Some people don’t want the attention or pressure they might get to look a certain way.
Examining secondary gains is essential to create the body and life you want.
Weight Loss Hack #3
Detox Your Liver
Unfortunately, the world is filled with toxins that overload your liver and end up stored in your body fat. To achieve sustainable fat loss, it’s crucial to reduce toxins and support detoxification.
Detoxification is how the body breaks down and eliminates toxins. And your liver is the main detox organ in your body. It’s the detox powerhouse.
How do you support your liver?
Try the Medical Medium Diet. At the root, most people have viral, pathogenic and toxicity issues that create or contribute to their conditions and symptoms.
This “diet” helps you lose weight by addressing underlying issues.
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Next, make your liver’s job easier by reducing your exposure to toxins. Start by filtering your water, eating organic, passing on plastics and selecting more natural beauty, hygiene, and household items. Read labels and use EWG’s app to find healthier products.
Lastly, give your liver support by incorporating gentle detox methods. For example, include lemon water, Celery juice and Heavy Metal Detox Smoothies daily. Contact Cate to get started.
Weight Loss Hack #4
Intermittent Fasting (IF)
Fasting is an effective weight loss hack and improves overall health. IF can also increase energy, balance hormones, support immunity and may even help you live longer.
Not only is fasting good for your body, but it’s also pretty effortless to fit into your daily schedule. Fasting can be easier than following a diet for many people. It’s not an eat this and avoid that plan. It’s more of an eating pattern, eat now and avoid eating the rest of the day. Common methods include fasting for at least 16 hours a day, a couple days a week. But, start with the tips below to ease into a schedule that’s best for you.
How do you Intermittent Fast?
Start with a 12 hour overnight fast, such as from 7 pm to 7 am. That means you have an eating window of 8 hours. This allows for a 16-hour fasting period. Symptoms may include fatigue, diarrhea, and sugar cravings. All of which usually subside in 3-7 days. Ask your wellness coach for help incorporating a safe fasting routine into your schedule.
Weight Loss Hack #5
This is another one of those super helpful life hacks for losing weight. Most people have high stress levels. The biggest problem with high stress is that you have high amounts of cortisol flooding your body. This is a BIG issue because stress hormones prevent your body from focusing on weight loss. Think about it. If you’re running from a bear (high stress), then your body is focused on survival. It’s not focused on digestion, reproduction or weight loss.
Reducing stress also makes it easier to make healthy choices. When you live in a stressful “fight-or-flight” mode, you naturally crave unhealthy foods. This creates blood sugar highs, followed by lows that result in a repetitive cycle of cravings, weight gain, and poor quality sleep.
How do you reduce stress?
Prevent stress-eating and reduce stress by planning daily relaxation. Include calming activities such as yin or restorative yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, journaling (gratitude), nature walks, lavender baths, or anything else you enjoy.
Weight Loss Hack #6
Potato Hack Diet
Want to try something weird, yet strangely successful as a fat loss booster? Try Tim Steele’s Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified plan. He lost weight eating only potatoes for 60 days! Potatoes contain natural compounds that positively affect your health. The potato hack diet results in improvements in inflammation, hunger, insulin, gut health, and body weight.
How do you do a potato hack?
Simply eat nothing but plain potatoes for three to five days. See how you feel. This isn’t something you want to do long-term, but it might give you the boost you need to start losing weight. There are other benefits from the potato hack diet too.
Weight Loss Hack #7
Fat Loss Hack, 3 for 3
Eat only 3 foods for 3 days. Although restrictive diets aren’t recommended, eating just 3 foods for 3 days can give you the reset you need to start losing weight now. This can be especially helpful for food sensitivities, gut issues and digestive problems. Again, this hack isn’t a long-term solution. But it can provide the relief needed to get started moving in the right direction.
How do you eat only three foods for three days?
It’s exactly as it sounds. Select only 3 foods to eat for 3 days. This can help reduce inflammation, ease digestion, and promote fat loss. Choose whole unprocessed foods, such as bananas, honey and wild blueberries. Keep it simple. Blending, juicing and pureeing your food can also help make digestion easier. Experiment and see how you feel.