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1 – They Write Things Down.
2 – They Say No.
3 – They Don’t Listen to Every Single Opinion
Three down, Seven to go.
It’s worth remembering that these habits have not been concocted from scientific data, or broad scale hypothesis, but from the experience of those people like you who have achieved their fat loss goals.
Shall we continue?
Habit 4: They Use Common Sense.
This might seem a little obvious, but the best things often are.
I have found that over time those who are successful in their journey towards fat loss have a great amount of common sense, which seems to be quite rare actually.
When it comes to food shopping for example they will go about it much like you or me. They wander up and down the isles browsing what the store has to offer, but there is one key difference, they are not dissuaded from walking in to the vegetable section by the cleverly placed POS (point of sale) directly in their eye line.
They will get what they need, not what the want.
The same goes for eating out. That is not to say that their most treasured indulgences are sacrificed, far from it. Instead they will have just enough to make them feel satisfied and not gorge just because they can. This is what helps accumulate the caloric deficit over time and achieves sustainable fat loss.
They are by no means restricted, merely exercising more self control than those who fail to achieve.
The next time you’re faced with a decision take a moment and think “Common sense would say that having this one piece of cake will not derail my fat loss goal, however eating the entire cake like I want to will… Ok just one slice it is then.”.
We all know what we need to do, but very few of us actually do what we know.