Ten things you need to get weight loss results

Starting a diet is one thing, finishing a diet is another. Maybe you now think: hmmm, I do think that I’ve quit quite a lot of diets lately, so what is so difficult about that? But I’m not talking about quitting a diet but finishing one, strongly, meaning: that you reach your goal weight. How often have you done that lately?

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What you need to manifest weight loss results easily and effortlessly

Weight loss, isn’t it just damned hard work? Do you also have that nagging feeling of powerlessness over your weight and eating habits? Let me pose a truth; just for a minute: You are more powerful than you let yourself feel, right now. You can manifest a healthy right-sized body.

But oh, stop! Are you now hearing a small voice that tells you that you are not allowed to get into a right-sized body easily? That you are not allowed to have it or that having a beautiful slender body is a bit scary?

All this, the hard thoughts and the underlying reasons not to lose weight make it hard to lose weight but most of all, it makes us unreceptive for what we know and the nudges we get from our Higher Self and the spirit guides around us.

Maybe this connection between weight loss and spirituality is too far-fetched for you, but they are very much connected. I sincerely believe that when you think “hard”, you get “hard” as in a diet to follow, or “that diet is just too hard”.

What I would love for you to experience is that you allow yourself to get results effortlessly; to get them with ease. If this causes a short circuit in your mind (a.k.a. resistance), then you have some work to do on the thoughts and ideas you tell yourself around weight loss.

You are very powerful, and you can create anything you want. So, there you have it. Stop the damn struggle. Stop thinking that you cannot do it. You can, because you are a powerful soul.

If this train of thought is new to you, then let me explain how it works and what you need to manifest weight loss results easily and effortlessly.

Remember that you already know this because you have always known this.

Feel good about your goal

The first thing when you are in struggle mode is that you are in that mode with all your attention. All you can think about is how hard it is, how bad you want that certain food and how much you desire that lower weight. If this is you, you are not alone. I used to do it as well.

But switch those thoughts 180 degrees. Imagine that you have reached that amazing result you secretly want to reach and see yourself in the mirror. How does your body look? Amazing, right? But that is not enough yet, you need to take it one step further: how does it make you feel to have that body, to experience it, to see it?

Try to take it further than “amazing”. Are you happy? How happy? So happy that you could cry that you have finally reached this amazing weight? How does it change your experience of life? Does it change anything? Does it feel

  • Lighter?
  • Liberated?
  • Elevated?
  • Proud?
  • Beautiful?

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Go into the feeling of how reaching that dream weight makes you feel. Write all of this down in your journal. Feeling the result is the first very important step to make it all happen. It is that feeling that you constantly want to connect with to create it.

I mean, why would you even take real heart-centered and aligned action toward a goal if it feels like shit to create some results. Taking action from a good feeling is so much easier than feeling bad about it.

What I want for you is that you do things without resistance, so it is important to take the resistance off weight loss. Weight loss can be a smooth process, as I have found out. Knowing this, years earlier could have made my journey so much easier.

I hear you when you now say: But Jolanda, my life is very hard, and there are so many things that weigh me down right now. In reply to that, I say to you that I’m sorry that your life is hard and that losing weight is hard, but you can choose to feel better. No matter what happens to you or around you. Everything that happens is a mere thing until you take it and attach feelings and emotions to it.

I often say to my clients: “So, this is what it is. It is what it is. Your upset will not make it any better, so instead, choose to feel better about it.”

Which story do you tell yourself?

The story you tell and the words you use shape your results. If you think it is hard, you make it hard. So you end up in lots and lots of situations in which you constantly feel you have to make hard choices. The struggle is awful.

The opposite story is so much easier. Imagine for a short while about a lunch that makes your mouth water. Stop, I mean a healthy lunch… I think you have seen those beautiful images online of food that looks so great that you want to eat it. Food porn, I call it. It is hard to feel deprived when you choose to eat food like that. Try not to think of the word “diet” but about “healthy lunch” instead. Isn’t that a whole different way of looking at your food pattern?

If you let yourself eat food that does not excite you then you are doing yourself a huge disservice and play a role in future weight gain.

Instead think of making weight loss decisions like a smooth sailing trip, on which it all goes effortlessly and easy flowing. You plan your food and the next day you eat it. Just that and nothing more or unplanned. It is what it is.

Choose your beliefs around weight loss

When you start to listen to what you are telling yourself about weight loss, you suddenly hear what a load of bullshit you manage to sell yourself (sorry about the choice of words but I sometimes need to put it that harshly).

I mean: it is exceptional how hard you make it. But it is not true.

You do not have to believe that it is hard work to lose weight. To get rid of certain believes I advise you to use forgiveness and release techniques on your stories. Practice forgiveness toward others and yourself because it is YOU that has been holding yourself captive for so long! If you need help releasing your old feelings, then please do so, because it will keep popping its head up to plague you.

You can now fill the space you have created with stories you choose to believe.

Choose to believe

For that, you connect to the powerful image of you and how you want to feel when you have lost weight. Connect to how it feels and how your life will be when that happens. Connect to what you will do when it is so.

That super-healthy version of you thinks differently than you do now. What thoughts does this version of you have about weight loss but also about life in general? Does she think it is all too hard or does she think differently?

Yes, she thinks differently! Which specific thoughts does she think? What does she do? And what does she create?

Write all those things down as if it is already so in the present time. Also, write down how it makes you feel that it is so. Be very specific about the tiny details how the super-healthy version of you thinks. Be very creative about how it feels.

One very important thing is not to fill in how it all manifests in your life. Often the Universe has a different idea of how to make things happen in your life. Let the Universe do the magic; you only have to feel good about the result you expect.

For example: “I feel so grateful and energized having lost all that weight. I feel now so much more confident. Confident enough to … and … My life has changed so much, and I feel … and …

Everything in your life

Do this with everything in your life that you want to change. Life is not just about weight loss; it is about so much more. It is about your relationship, your kids, your work or business and even about money.

When you have done that, read them out to yourself every day. Not just reading them out loud like a machine but reading them out loud with the feelings you want to experience. I do this every day, and when I hit the right note, it sends shivers over my spine. That is when I know I’ve nailed the feeling bit.

Expect magical things to happen when you get creative and feel good about it.

Ask what you need

Now that you have the feeling and thinking part up and running, you can start asking for what you want. We so often feel blocked in the wanting phase of everything, but this leaves us in a feeling of “I want that because I do not have it”.

If you want it, ask for it. How else can the Universe help you manifest weight loss? Do you think they are psychic or something? 🤣

That is also where our ideas and thoughts come back into the game. In Dutch we have this saying, that some of you will recognize: “Children who ask are skipped.” It means that children need to be silent and wait until it is their turn to receive what the grownups have decided for you.

If this lesson has been set in your mind well enough, you keep yearning and wanting, but you never get what you want. So you stay in that feeling of not having.

Maybe you want to work with a certain coach that you admire. Or a new job. New running shoes to start a C25K or healthy food.

Take connected action

And then lastly, when you ask for what you want, do not expect the Universe to play the role of a Fairy Godmother who uses some magic and sprinkles some glitters to give you what you want.

The Universe will send you opportunities to get what you want:

  • an ad on your timeline in which your favorite coach will tell you that she is open for three clients with 50% off;
  • an ad in the paper for your dream job;
  • or a voucher for 40% off for your desired running shoes;
  • a tip on this blog which turns out your key toward weight loss

But all of these things are worthless if you do not take action. It is what we call aligned action. So if you want to lose weight, you still have to throw away that bag of chips; because between you, me and the Fairy Godmother: it is not healthy for you!


Your effort to manifest weight loss is not something like following a recipe in the kitchen. It is not a list of actions you have to follow, and all will be well. Some actions are easier for you than others because many of them are messed up by the way you think about doing them or the results you think you create with them.

Apply for a free strategy call if you want to create some real results. Click here to find out how it works.


Why food planning for weight loss ends insanity

Last week I published the Food Planner For Weight Loss: Six Months Of Planning, Journaling And Evaluating Healthy Habits For Weight Loss. This project has been on my mind for a long time and now I have done it: I published it!

As I write on my website, food planning has changed my life. Let me rephrase that: it saved my life.

Before losing the last part of my weight, my eating habits were out of control. It was not that I was continually eating (I left that habit behind me a long time ago), but I was eating more than I should, and I was in total denial over it.

I believe that most people who are not losing weight are in denial over how much they are eating. If you are not losing weight while you are not at goal weight yet, there is most definitely something going on that needs adjusting.

One way to do that is by planning your food.

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How does food planning for weight loss work?

If you have ever asked for the help of a weight loss coach or dietician, they probably helped you by providing a food plan with some guidelines. Maybe they even gave you weekly food plans or a sample day plan. Got it? Great! So you know what and how much to eat. Are you following that plan to the letter?

No? I rest my case…

The thing with sample plans or even weekly plans is that when you start, you follow the guidelines quite exact, but slowly but surely you begin to change things. You eat green beans instead of cauliflower and chicken instead of tofu. That is why I never made more than a sample food plan for my clients because they will always eat differently. Besides that, I want them to learn how to make a food plan instead of blindly following mine. This makes them accountable for their choices.

That is why I have created the Food Planner for Weight Loss.

Planning my life has changed my life, and I hope to change yours as The plan is that you create your food plan for weight loss in the evening after you have had dinner. It is easier to plan your meals when you are not hungry. The next day you eat precisely that.

What is good about food planning for weight loss

Planning your food helps you when you are famished and looking for food. I do not know about you, but I do not make the best decisions right before lunch when I am hungry. I open the fridge and grab the first thing I can.

Since I commit my food plan to a buddy, it is easier for me to follow the plan because I hate telling her in the evening that I broke my commitment. It has created a much calmer life for me.

Besides that, I look at the app of my favorite supermarket which products are on sale. I create weekly dinner plans based on what is on sale. So I also save money!

But the most important reason why you should try food planning if you want to lose weight is that it helps you to end the insanity. Albert Einstein was right: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” So if your current diet isn’t working, then why would you keep on repeating it?

Say no to food pushers

When you think about it, you can eat all day if you want. There will always be people who bring food to work and want you to eat it, or hospitality ladies in the supermarket that want to “enrich” your life.

But when you have made a plan for the day, your answer to all those situations is: “No thank you”.

About my Food Planner For Weight Loss

Losing weight is not just about eating healthy; your freedom is not in the diet you choose but whether or not you are adhering to it. There is no best diet. It turned out that there are a lot of good diets. Your only job is to find the diet that makes your body sing and your soul hum. In other words, it should be a diet that is “easy” to you.

Where a lot of people make it hard is when they try to implement a dozen healthy habits at once. This overhaul of their life leaves them exhausted after a couple of weeks. Another #dietfail.

With my planner, you can start with one healthy habit and follow up when you feel confident about it. When it feels automatic you are ready to add a new habit. You can find a long list of healthy habits for weight loss in the book.

Every week you make a plan for the week. The next seven days you plan your food and evaluate how you did at the end of the day. Just before you create a new plan for the next week, you evaluate and see what needs more attention. This weekly evaluation helps you to create an even better plan for the week to come.

You do not have to be in a hurry; you have the rest of your life to make it happen. That is why this planner provides you with 26 weeks (or 6 months) of material. After that, you buy a new copy because by then you have gotten used to the routine! 🙂

Get your copy from Amazon.com (find the links to other Amazon websites here).