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Positive Attitudes Add Up For Weight Loss

Aug 17, 2007
Once you have made up your mind to lose weight and improve your health the next thing to do is mentally commit to it with a positive attitude. Losing weight can be quite a challenge on some days. For some it can be downright tough. It takes time, practice and support to change lifetime habits.

Think like a winner. Hold a vision of your goal in your mind daily. Emotions are like muscles and the ones you use most grow the strongest. Strong, positive mental images along with a high emotional anticipation of reaching your weight loss goal is very powerful.

Make an effort to keep negative emotions out of your head. It will hold you back from accomplishing the
things you want to do. When a negative thought creeps into your mind, replace it with a positive image. Think about the great things that lie ahead of you.

Losing weight is not just about diets. It's about a new mental image of yourself and the possibility of creating a new life. Investigate the weight loss programs that appeal to you and that you feel will teach you the behavioral skills you need to stick with throughout the weight-loss process. Look for support among family and good, positive friends.

Look for others on a weight loss and fitness program, too. It can be an enormous help to discuss obstacles
and share skills and tactics with others on the same path. Seek guidance from someone you know who has lost weight and kept it off.

If there is no one in person to help you look for success stories on television, in newspapers,
magazines and online. There are inspirational people everywhere who lost untold pounds and kept it off. In all instances they say their mental attitude as well as their outlook on life has totally changed.

There are new foods to explore and a postive attitude here can very a big boost. Trying new low fat or high grain alternatives can be made into an exciting adventure. Additionally, you can look forward to learning new, wiser eating skills. Focus on new-found skills that give you some control over your eating habits, rather than being victim to them.

Keep in mind, too, that a good weight loss program should include some physical exercise. Look at the exercising aspect of your program as fun and recreational. Focus on the fact is that physical fitness is linked inseparable to all personal effectiveness in every field. Adding a fitness program to any weight loss effort will quickly show positive results.

Adding fitness can be as simple as walking 30 minutes a day, five times a week. It helps the total circulation of blood throughout the body, and thus has a direct effect on your overall feeling of health. There are things such as aerobics, jogging, swimming and many other exercises which will
benefit a weight loss program.

The bottom line is stay postive and have fun with any weight loss program you start. Focus on the end result,pat your self on the back often and you'll make the changes you need in no time.
About the Author
JM Jackson is a fitness, health and weight loss consultant in northern Califormia. For more information see Weight Loss Hypnosis.
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