Chances are that if you’re reading this, your life may seem like an ongoing quest to achieve your ideal weight. We all know that diet and exercise are essential ingredients to conquering the battle of the bulge, but there is another key determinant of weight loss success. This often-overlooked key to overcoming failed weight loss attempts is largely dependent upon how you think. Introducing positive thinking to your weight loss regime can influence the success of your next attempt.
- Set realistic goals. One of the quickest ways to send yourself spiraling down a rabbit hole of self-deprecating thinking is to set unattainable goals. On the other hand, setting a goal that you can achieve compounds positive thoughts and emotions. Successes, no matter how small, provide positive energy that further fuels your desire to tackle the next goal. Although it may feel like it, you didn’t gain your weight overnight and it won’t be lost overnight either. Be kind to yourself, have patience, and recognize that each pound lost is bringing you one step closer to your ultimate destination.
- What you think will become your reality. The Law of Attraction is based on the premise that what we focus on is what we will bring about. So, if you’re focused on another failed attempt at losing weight, you will most surely create that reality. Instead focus on how you’ll feel when you succeed and how much more energy you have when nourishing your body with healthy foods. Visualize shopping for a new wardrobe or fitting into your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Focus on how empowering it is to be back in control of your health and well-being.
- Don’t dwell on slip ups. Being human also means that we are imperfect and despite our best efforts, we will likely encounter a few detours on the road to success. Don’t let one poor choice to skip a workout or indulge in dessert spark a downward trend. Instead, acknowledge the err of your ways and how it made you feel and then quickly put it behind you. Focus on your overall success, adjust your goal if necessary and get right back on track!
Yes, staying positive is a key to successfully attaining your weight loss goal, but it’s easier said than done. Having a team of caring professionals to support you and help keep your mind and body on track can make all the difference.
Medifast Weight Control Centers can help keep you feeling positive and supported as you strive toward your ideal weight. Take the first step and call (602) 996-9669 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.