Processed meals? No thanks.
Is the kind of commitments that lead Asa English (AKA Jelly Devote on Instagram), to become super-fit and famous.
It’s no secret that you need to eat a healthy diet, workout, and stay consistent to achieve that kind of results.
But how do you “turn on” the machine?
For Jelly Devote, seeing an unflattering bikini picture of herself triggered the whole thing.
If you’re looking for a motivational boost, then I think you’ll get a kick out of this post.
1. Anything Is Possible With Willpower
A lot of people think that they have “no willpower whatsoever”.
At some point in my life I was thinking that too.
But here’s the thing: you can have more willpower. It’s scientifically proven.
Eating well, exercising, and taking care of yourself will improve your willpower.
And it doesn’t have to be extreme dieting and working out à la Arnold Schwarzenegger either…
I credit walking every day for my willpower gain and for my 47 pounds lost.
The takeaway here is that your willpower is not fixed. Always remember that.
2. Don’t Measure With Your Eyes
“Weight loss is all about calories in and calories out” she says.
This is why she advised to weigh everything that you eat.
“Because when you measure with your eyes you can end up eating so much more than you think.”
Jelly Devote diet is simple.
For breakfast she may have oatmeal.
For lunch she can have quinoa, sweet potatoes, salmon, and green salad.
For dinner she will have quinoa again, with sweet potatoes, salmon, green salad and egg.
And for snack she may have a protein shake and plain cashew nuts.
She suggest to consume 1500 calories a day to lose about 1 pound a week.
3. Expect Ups And Downs
She had many ups and downs.
She tried all kind of crazy diets.
She has years of mistakes under her belt.
And those are the things that we need to expect when we’re on a mission to look our best.
4. Go To The Gym, But Make Sure You Have A Plan
Not all of Hello Abs reader wants to hit the gym. But this tip still apply.
Because you really need a plan. It doesn’t have to be fancy though.
Your plan can be “every morning I will walk for 10 minutes”.
Or “every morning I will eat 1 fruit and 2 peanut butter toast”.
Or “every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I will do a quick workout at home.”
Like This Butt Workout By Jelly Devote:
5. Treat Yourself Once Every Week
“It’s good to chock your body when its used to eat healthy all the time.”
Jelly Devote is not a fan of “cheat day”. But she still recommend you to take it easy every now and then.
“I mean, maybe more carbs, a nice sauce, or some nicely cooked dinner.”
6. Don’t Eat Sugar or Drink Alcohol
The biggest mistake you can do is to eat loads of sugar.
“I know it’s hard in the beginning to stop eating it. But after a week or two you don’t crave it at all. Alcohol also makes you pile on weight. As I said treat yourself once in a while, but at ALL COST avoid these two.”
7. It’s A Journey And A Commitment. NOT Just A 14-Day Detox!
Do you remember how we started this post?
We talked about willpower, and how many people think that they have no willpower whatsoever.
Well, here’s the thing…
It will be very hard to delay instant gratification for 6 to 12 months if you’re on a 14-day detox.
There’s nothing wrong with following short-term weight loss programs and fitness challenges.
But if you have a lot of weight to lose, always try to be thinking long-term.
This little shift in perspective can drastically increase your willpower.