Top 10 to build right attitude for weight loss
thought patterns are all too common among dieters and one of the main reasons
why so many are unable to lose
weight permanently. To find out if you have a generally negative
eating and weight
loss, just listen carefully to what that little voice in your head begins
saying when you think about making some real positive changes in your life.
Following are ten simple, workable rules for overcoming inadequacy attitudes and
learning to practice faith. Thousands have used these rules, reporting
successful results. Undertake these parameters and you, too, will build up
confidence in your powers. You, too, will have a new feeling of power.
and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will
seek to develop this picture. Never think of yourself as failing; never doubt
the reality of the
mental image. That is most dangerous, for the mind always tries to complete
what it pictures. So always picture ‘success’ no matter how badly things seems
to be going at the moment.
a negative thought concerning your personal powers comes to mind, deliberately
voice a positive thought to cancel it out. How you view yourself,
weight loss, and living a
healthy lifestyle, has a lot to do with how much you weigh. If you see yourself
as always being fat, your
efforts as useless, eating healthy as torture, and exercise as a boring waste of
time, then your actions will continue to support those thoughts. In order to
change your weight and bad habits you must first change the way you think.
not build up obstacles in your imagination. Depreciate every so-called
obstacle. Minimize them. Difficulties must be studied and efficiently dealt with
to be eliminated, but they must be seen for only what they are. They must not be
inflated by fear thoughts.
not be ewe-struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as
efficiently as YOU can. Remember also that most people, despite their confident
appearance and demeanour, are often as scared as you are and as doubtful of
Spiritually connected- Ten times a day repeat these dynamic words: “If God
be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans viii.31.) (Stop reading and repeat
them NOW slowly and confidently.) Set aside time each day to be connected
spiritually. People who are trying to change their behavior often experience
depression, anger, sadness,
boredom, and other uncomfortable thoughts or feelings. Unfortunately most people
choose to tune out these thoughts/feelings with music, extra curricular
activities, television, food, alcohol, shopping, video games, or the internet.
It’s a much easier and less painful alternative than tuning in to what’s really
going on. But tuning in can provide insight about your eating and exercise
patterns like you wouldn’t believe.
a competent counselor to help you understand why you do what you do. Learn
the origin of your inferiority and self-doubt feelings which often begin in
Self-knowledge leads to a cure. Don’t underestimate the power of a therapist
or support group. While some people mock therapy, saying it’s for weak people,
it actually takes a great deal of personal strength to go to therapy and address
what you consider character flaws. A therapist or support group can cheer you on
as you head towards your weight loss goal, and give you another perspective if
you are at a plateau.
affirmation: Ten times each day practice the following affirmation,
repeating it out loud if possible. “I can do all things.” Repeat those words
NOW. That magic statement is the most powerful antidote on earth to inferiority
a true estimate of your own ability, then raise it 10 percent. Do not become
egotistical, but develop a wholesome self-respect. Believe in your own powers.
up Early-One of the best ways to help you maintain a positive attitude is to
create the habit of waking up early. Waking up early allows you to get a head
start on the day. You can prepare for work and start your day without feeling
rushed. You can get a head start on important projects before the rest of the
world is awake to interrupt you.
that Things Won't Always Go as Planned- If you plan and expect everything in
life will go as you planned, you will be quickly disappointed. Have you ever
given up on working out just because you skipped one too many of the workouts
you had scheduled. Have you ever blown your diet several times in a day and gone
on a junk food
binge because you felt like a failure? This type of behavior is a product of
all or nothing thinking; where everything is either perfect or you give up. One
of the keys to maintaining a positive attitude is to understand that things will
go wrong. If you expect things to go wrong, you won't be phased when they do. So
have a plan, but understand that things won't follow the plan. The plan allows
you to adapt to what went wrong and move back towards what is important.
Changing your mind is crucial to losing weight. Surround yourself with
positive people and you
will be more positive.
You’ll know you’ve developed a positive attitude when you start to expect
success, you engage in positive, constructive and creative thinking, become
optimistic about the future, find the
motivation to accomplish
your goals, look at failure and problems as blessings in disguise, believe in
yourself and display self-esteem and confidence in everything you do.
Make exercise fun by trying out new activities and classes. Vamp
up your diet with new
fun cookbooks and different foods.
- WF Team
Dated 28 April 2011