Choosing the right diet and exercise is a major hurdle to losing weight. Still, even with the best efforts, some of those stubborn pounds just seem to hang on. Women can start to feel as if all this hard work and sacrifice isn’t accomplishing anything. Unfortunately, we begin to blame ourselves for not losing the weight. We deem ourselves as failures and give up on our weight loss goals. Then, we feel worse about ourselves for having given in. It is a vicious cycle, but there is an easy way to overcome these negative feelings. The process of weight loss starts in the mind. Change the way your brain perceives your weight loss goals and watch the pounds melt away.
Daily affirmations can boost your weight loss efforts and empower you to achieve your goals. These positive phrases can help to change your insight about yourself. Affirmations work by replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have or what you want to have, affirmations re-program your thoughts to truly appreciate what you already have.
Studies have shown that if our mind is comfortable with a certain number on the scale, our bodies will maintain that weight. It is as if our brain gives permission to the body to stay that size. Negative thoughts not only prevent weight loss, in many occasions, these destructive reinforcements can even make you gain weight. You must break the habit of negative thoughts and replace them, with positive affirmations.
Your body is listening to what you tell it—isn’t it time you said something encouraging?
Your affirmations should always be in the present. Refrain from projecting into the future. Praise your body for where it is now not where it might be.
Below are 10 positive affirmations that are targeted at weight loss. After you have become comfortable with these, begin to make your own list of these wonderfully positive reinforcements for your body, mind and soul.
1. I give myself recognition beyond food.
2. I am my ideal weight.
3. I can say “No.”
4. My body’s natural state is to be lean.
5. I am fulfilled.
6. Food is a resource I manage wisely.
7. My metabolism works great.
8. My body knows what to do with what I give it.
9. Everything I eat nourishes my body.
10. I feel thinner today.