Apart from not being disciplined about their diet and exercise plan, people looking to lose weight fail because of negative thinking too. With more than 60000 thoughts daily, you have the ability to build yourself up or pull yourself down. If you are wondering about how to lose weight with positive thinking, start by looking at your weight loss plan, which includes diet modifications and exercise, as something fun. Tell yourself that you will have fun having interesting new low calorie recipes and the workout would be great!
Ways of positive thinking for weight loss
- Visualise yourself thin – You need to look in the future and think about yourself as a fitter, slimmer you following a healthy lifestyle. If you are stuck with the idea about yourself as fat, the exercises would look burdensome, healthy eating some kind of torture to be endured, and a general feeling of your routine being useless would prevail. So, if you start having thoughts that pin your psyche down to your present self, be alert and immediately trash those. Replace these thoughts with exactly the opposite of these, but be reasonable with yourself.
- Write every morning – You can begin the process of changing your thoughts for the better by starting to write “morning pages”. Write around three pages with whatever comes to your mind. This would help you to give vent to all the negative thoughts that you have and guide yourself on a more positive thought. Always finish by counting your blessings, in writing or in your mind. Now you can look forward to following your weight loss plan for the day.
- All or nothing attitude – Do not be so hell bent on following your routine that with a one too many slip up, you dash all of your resolves. Do not start feeling yourself a failure and go back to the old unhealthy ways. Moreover, if you feel you will wait for the “right time” to begin your weight loss programme, it may never happen. Do not let stress or any of the obstacles in life such as illness, injuries, parties, family life and others come in the way of your weight loss plan. Think about your setbacks as new opportunities instead of killer blows to your resolves.
- Make positive changes in your life – Learn to smile even for no apparent reason. As they say, it increases your face value. Not only this, people begin to like you much more if you learn to smile. Moreover, spend your time with people who like to laugh and are generally upbeat about their lives.
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