Adopting a Healthy Identity to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals (and a 1200 calorie day)

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60 days to go of my weight loss journal, for Bikini prep 2023

A sense of Identity is usually the foundation of our habitual choices. The strong you align as a specific “type of person”, the more likely you are to engage in behaviors that support that.

For example, when it comes to health, I can honestly say, I’m not the type of person that eats hot dogs and chips. I have never been that person. Not even as a child!

I’m also the type of person that exercises regularly. I don’t have to talk myself into going to the gym or going for a run. I truly identify as a person who loves to exericse.

And if I’m being 100% honest, I LIKE the fact that my neighbors refer to me as the “healthy one”. I like that they ask me questions about exercise and nutrition, and that it’s truly become part of my identity.

The kids these days might even refer to this as “your personal brand”.

So, when it comes to your personal brand, the more likely you are to identify as a healthy, lean person, the easier it is to make choices that can bring you to that goal.

It’s not just a matter of willpower or discipline, but rather a fundamental belief about who they are. This can be incredibly powerful when it comes to weight loss goals. Whether it’s hitting the snooze button, or reaching for a bag of chips, if it doesn’t align with your identity and who you are, you won’t do it. Just like if you aren’t a smoker, cigarettes aren’t even a temptation for you, because you’ve never identified as a smoker.

This shift in mindset can make a world of difference when it comes to weight loss. Instead of relying solely on willpower and motivation, you have a deeper sense of purpose and identity driving you forward. You’re not just trying to lose weight for the sake of it, but because it aligns with your values and who you want to be.

60 days to go weight loss series

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Anyway, On to yesterday’s meals!

1222 calories 135 g protein, 94 g carbs, and 32g fat
Still trying to stay in a calorie deficit. With only 9 weeks to go till the bikini bodybuilding show in June, every day counts!

  • 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: Breakfast was 1 cup egg whites, 1 whole egg and a slice of toast!
  • 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: Another boring salad, but added 30 g avocado this time! 5 ounces chicken breasts, 2 tablespoons bolthouse dressing, carrots, lettuce, and croutons.
  • 𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤: 1 cup Low fat cottage cheese with sugar free pudding mix. Plus a Built Bar (coconut puff)
  • 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: 1/2 cup Rice, 5 ounces ground turkey, broccoli and mushrooms!


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