5 Ways to Prepare Yourself Mentally for Weight Loss
Tried a number of weight loss programs, but still far from a perfect figure?
Read a million books on weight loss diets but still unhappy with the results?
Are you feeling low or distressed due to this?
Did you know that successful weight loss begins with a positive outlook?
The way you think is key to achieving your weight loss goals. Read on to find out how you can prepare yourself mentally before beginning on any weight loss program.
Successful Weight Loss: Preparing Yourself Mentally for Weight Loss
Here are a few things that will help you prepare yourself mentally for achieving weight loss:
- Compile a list of all the negative things you keep thinking about yourself. These may include – ‘I don’t exercise much’, ‘I can’t manage things’ or ‘I will never be able to look like that’. Then compile a second list of all the things you love about yourself. Make sure this list is longer. Next take the first list and write a counter belief against the negative thoughts. Trash the first list symbolically and focus on all the positive counter thoughts and the things you love about yourself. Place this list in a prominent location, so you can see them everyday. This will help you feel good and think more positively about achieving your goals. Try and be the person who you have described in the list.
- Don’t take any negative criticism, neither your own nor from anyone else. You are the creator of your self image. Everyone makes mistakes and you can learn from them. Don’t criticize yourself for making mistakes. Just focus on the learning.
- Forget about the failures of the past. Take charge of your thoughts and focus on the present. Don’92t focus on yesterday’s failures, such as thinking that you should not have had that chocolate cookie. Just make sure you avoid giving too much into temptation again.
- You cannot change your past, but you can work on the present for a better future. Resolve to make changes in your present. Don’t accept excuses to postpone making changes to your diet, exercise regimen or lifestyle. Make those changes today. Chalk out a success plan.
After you are armed with positive thoughts about yourself and have a success plan chalked out, you can go ahead with the physical aspects of losing weight, such as changing your dietary habits and exercising.