EVERY diet and weight-loss strategy has its pros and cons, but for anything to work – you first have to get your mind in the right space… Shifting your mindset about how to lose weight is the biggest factor in losing weight!
And most people try to lose weight with the worst state of mind possible: wanting to “fix” themselves, calling themselves “fat” and feeling altogether less-than. They get obsessed with results, OR the scale and focus on quick fixes and lose sight of sustainability and even health.
This type of thinking can be destructive…Rather than focusing on the good that can come of weight loss and looking at what you can gain – such as better health, a longer life, more energy, better sleep, better sex, more enjoyment in everyday activities– these folks focus on negative thoughts and ultimately, a negative mindset (vibrates and the law of attraction matches that vibration) which leads to failure.
Shifting your attitude around weight loss is about results. In fact, research from Syracuse University shows that the more dissatisfied women are with their bodies, the more likely they are to avoid exercise. And simply thinking that you’re overweight predicts future weight gain, according to 2015 research published in the International Journal of Obesity.
While psychologists stress that how you see yourself and your core identity predicts your actions (see yourself as overweight, averse to exercise or unworthy, and you’ll act accordingly), biology may also play a role. Research published in Psychosomatic Medicine even show that the stress hormone cortisol, which your adrenal glands secrete every time you get down on yourself or worry about how you measure up on the scale, increases distribution of fat around the abdomen.
One way to help change your mindset and thoughts easily is using hypnosis, to work with your unconscious mind!
Steps to consider taking!
Break your goals down into specifics – For example – instead of the goal being weight loss which is a result when you also change other things. A smaller goal could be – eating 2 fruit and 5 to 7 servings of veggies per day! There’s one goal met. What about eight hours of sleep; did you get them in? If so, you can check another goal off of your list.
Surround yourself with positive people, doing this provides you an encouraging, emotionally healthy environment and its ok to ask for help or support. Keep in mind that making healthy choices is a way of practicing self-care. Food is not a reward, and exercise is not a punishment. They are both ways of caring for your body and helping you feel your absolute best. You deserve both.
Identify the thoughts that get you into trouble and work to stop and change them Maybe it’s your self talk when you look into the mirror. Or cravings when you get stressed. Consciously make them stop by saying ‘stop’ out loud, It might sound silly, but that simple action will break your chain of thought and allow yourself the opportunity to introduce a new, healthier one. Make sure to change that thought to what you want for yourself, never what you don’t want. We attract what we put our attention, focus and energy on. Put your energies on what you want, be specific, clear and concise. Tell yourself, You’ve got this, this is easy!!
Talk to yourself like you would a good friend… Be kind, gentle and nice to you! When it comes to ideals of beauty and body image, we are incredibly hard on ourselves. The standards we adopt for ourselves are punishing, You deserve the same respect and compassion as anyone else; treat yourself like it. AND, lastly, start where you are… it might be to start walking 20 min a day instead of doing a full out 1 hour class. Slowly and surely, you’ll get to where you want to be!
Connect today with me to learn more and get on the right track and create a mindset for success!
To your Health, Results and Success!
Lynn Thier – Your Mental Fitness Trainer & Fat Loss Expert!
About: Lynn Thier will get you there ~ with practical cutting edge methods for making positive shifts & change happen. Owner of Peak Performance Academy, Lynn teaches and consults on how to get mentally fit in sport, business and life. Lynn offers seminars, training’s and programs as well as Board Certifications in NLP Coaching, NLP Techniques, Hypnosis & Time Line Therapy(R).