Can’t be bothered
One of the most common things new members say to me, or anyone I am chatting to generally about dieting is this:
“Oh I can’t be bothered doing that”
It could be counting calories, tracking allowances, weighing food, whatever. But you would think I am suggesting the end of the world is on its way!
Apathy, routine and convenience has made you overweight. Not changing has made you overweight. Doing the same thing you have always done has made you overweight.
Change is inevitable if you want to MAKE a change. You simply can’t do the same thing and magically, for no reason, expect to get results.
When I am chatting to potential new members (before they join) and I am discussing their dieting history if they say to me “I can’t be bothered doing X” then I simply tell them I can’t help them, in a nice way.
Their mindset is all wrong, they are not READY to diet yet, they’re not going to succeed. They want it doing FOR them, they want someone to wave the wand and it all to be done.
When you have weight to lose you have to work at it, some more than others but you DO have to work. The irony is though the changes required are NOT big, but they have to be consistent.
TRACKING CALORIES IN MFP
Initially you may have to learn how to use it YES but the reality is once you know how to, it takes less than 2 minutes of your WHOLE DAY to load all your food in. Even if you are breaking down a recipe of your own to its individual ingredients its MINUTES.
YES you need to refer to your snack list and YES you may need to use the online calculator but again, after 24 hours of doing it you’re looking at a cumulative total of maybe 5 mins from your day
Seriously, this is the easiest thing to do in the world, simply get into a routine and a habit and it will become second nature.
I know these things have added time to your day, but IF you want to lose your weight (not everyone does reading this) and you are of an “I can’t be arsed doing that” disposition then you ARE going to be dieting for a LONG time.
If weight loss is your goal then stop looking for the convenient easy route.
“It needs to be simple or I wont do it” – GET A GRIP, do you want to lose weight or not, you can’t have your cake and eat it. You’ve had the fun, now you need to do a little work in order to undo the damage. Payback is a b***h but be an adult and accept it.
You’ve been looking for the easy route for years, how has that worked out for you so far?
“I don’t have time in my day to be tracking calories/counting allowances” – REALLY, if it takes LESS than 5 minutes in your day HOW can ANYONE say they don’t have time, it’s simply an excuse, an obstacle, because they can’t be arsed.
“I don’t want to weigh food” – NO ONE DOES DUDE, but it’s empowering and NECESSARY if you want to lose weight. Decide which you hate more, having to weigh some food, or being overweight? Your choice.
At the end of the day, you need to direct your attitude the right way. Don’t be looking for obstacles, or reasons why you can’t do something. Accept that things in your life have to change, and embrace them and FIND a way to make it work.
Ask ME for help, ask the FB GROUP for help, take ownership of your situation and control it, THAT WAY you WILL get results and begin to reclaim your life that you have been wasting all these years ‘always on a diet’