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Your Mind Needs Exercising For Weight Loss

Jun 12, 2008
Negative thoughts can affect us more than we know. As you grow up, adults will have told you that you can't do something a million times and eventually you will begin to say the same things to yourself without realizing it. You may be completely unaware that negative thoughts are helping you to fail in your weight loss plan.

If you have decided to get healthy and lose weight, the first thing you have to exercise is your mind. To make a permanent change in your lifestyle, you have to believe that you can do it and stick with the changes that you have made. Your thinking has to be positive, encouraging and supportive.

Almost everyone will fail their diet or weight loss plans and many will give up very quickly. There may be time when you cave in and have that ultra high fat dessert, even though you know its not healthy. Rather than giving up completely, instead take a minute and re-evaluate your weight loss goals. Sit down and figure out where you went wrong, and how you can keep moving forward with your new healthy lifestyle.

Bad thoughts can lead to depression and cause a lot of stress in your life. Negative thoughts can also adversely affect your eating habits and weight. If you spend all day thinking badly about yourself, you may go home and binge eat to feel better. This can become a horrible cycle that piles on the pounds.

Unfortunately, most people will give up and think that since they broke their diet, there is no sense in continuing. They move on to eating a lot more unhealthy foods and stop exercising completely. They will then forget about living a healthy lifestyle until a few months or years down the line. Without changing their way of thinking, this process will be repeated over and over again.

Another negative thought that needs to be changed is thinking that everything revolves around good luck and bad luck. Generally, you may not notice when something good happens but when something bad happens, you will begin to place blame and rant that you only have bad luck. The problem with this line of thinking is that you may believe that if you wait instead of helping yourself, good luck will come your way. Remember that sometimes you have to make your own luck instead of waiting for good things to come to you.

You have to take a bit of time out of your schedule so that you can have the ability to work on your mental thinking and exercise. Until you can figure out what your negative thoughts are, you won't be able to change them. Once you know what they are, you can begin to turn them around so that you can have a positive attitude and lifestyle.

Bad thoughts can hurt us, even if we don't think that they can. Telling yourself that you cannot do something before you even try will stop you from starting and completing things in your life. If you tell yourself that you won't lose weight and continue to be pessimistic, you won't last long on your weight loss plan. So, instead I encourage you to find ways to be positive about your weight loss goals so that you keep going until you reach the lovely, lean body that you desire.

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