The real secret to losing weight? Determination. If you are determined and refuse to take no for an answer, you WILL lose weight. I can promise you that much.
Many people don’t consider the link between a positive mindset and weight loss success. However, going around thinking "I can’t do this" or "it’s impossible for me to lose weight" will completely sabotage your weight loss efforts, no matter how hard you're trying. After all, thoughts become actions.
A positive mindset, on the other hand, pushes you in the right direction each and every time. If you believe that 'I can do this’ and ‘I will lose weight’ and then keep repeating these thoughts to yourself, you will consistently take the actions that are necessary for weight loss success.
In this chapter, we're taking a detailed look at the importance of a positive mindset when you want to lose weight and listing the top 4 reasons why you have a positive mindset when aiming toward a trimmer figure.
1. A Positive Weight Loss Mindset Makes You Pick Better Foods
Making good food choices is very difficult for most people. This often is due to negative thoughts or a negative mindset. If you have a negative mindset when making dietary choices, you'll experience temptation, emotional frustration, overeating and crushing disappointment. Thinking negatively will make you feel resentful about having to eat healthy foods to lose weight and when this occurs, you will seek out unhealthy food to comfort you.
A positive mindset, on the other hand, helps you to approach your diet with empowering thoughts. Instead of thinking about what you can't eat and what foods you have to give up, you will think about the exciting foods and recipes you can try. You will also start to think about all the weight loss possibilities that will open up to you as a result of sticking to your plan.
2. You Will Have Better Workouts
Your mindset will have a huge effect on how hard you work out. With a negative mindset, you’ll find that you dread every workout and won’t perform at your peak. Over time, this will show in your weight loss efforts and limit your overall success.
When you have a positive mindset, you will find yourself performing to your max potential. This will accelerate your weight loss results and allow you to achieve your goals in the fastest possible time. In addition to this, even when you aren't seeing immediate results from all your hard work, you will not be discouraged as you will know that every workout is helping you get that much closer to long-term weight loss goals.
3. A Positive Weight Loss Mindset Allows You To Enjoy The Journey
If you are in a negative mindset rut you'll start to feel depressed, stressed and discouraged during your weight loss journey. Your energy levels will become depleted and you will begin to feel tired, sluggish and unfulfilled. Not only is this detrimental to your weight loss progress but it also makes it difficult to enjoy the process of losing weight.
If you change your attitude to one of fun and optimism, your energy levels will pick up and you will begin to enjoy your entire weight loss journey. You’ll look forward to trying new fun and exciting exercises, enjoy cooking and experimenting with new healthy recipes and have an amazing time losing weight.
4. A Positive Weight Loss Mindset Reduces The Impact Of Setbacks
No matter how much effort you put into losing weight, there will always be times when you fall of the wagon and experience setbacks. With a negative attitude, these setbacks can completely derail your efforts and cause you to make more of them than is necessary or even quit altogether.
A positive mindset minimizes the impact a setback has on your weight loss journey. Instead of thinking that your weight loss routine is never going to work and that you are wasting your time, you’ll accept each setback as it comes, learn from it and move forward.