When embarking on a weight loss journey, your mind can be either your greatest teammate, or your toughest opponent. How you talk to yourself, and how much belief you have in yourself, can determine whether your goal is achieved or not.
A positive mindset is essential for weight loss success and to keep you motivated whilst you’re on your weight loss journey. If you don’t have a positive mindset about your body, about weight loss, or about eating… then you’ll always feel like it’s a battle and the chances are it’s a battle you won’t win.
Below are 4 mindset shifts one can take to give yourself the best possible chance of conquering your weight loss goal.
- Small Changes All Add Up
Focus on making small and consistent changes rather than great big changes that you’re unlikely to stick to for any length of time. Build healthy habits into your daily life that you can stick with. Little things like:
Drink a glass of water when you get up
Take a daily walk even, if it’s just for 5 minutes
Take the stairs instead of the lift
Park a little further away when you go shopping to get some extra steps in
These may seem insignificant, but done regularly, will certainly add up!
- Focus On The Positives
When we’re trying to lose weight we often focus on the negatives, such as “I can’t eat this” or “I can’t eat that” or “I have to go to the gym and I hate going to the gym.”
Instead, focus on what you’ll gain by losing weight. You’ll feel better, improve your health and you’ll look the way you want.
Food wise, focus on the delicious, healthy foods you can eat. Yes, you may need to really cut back on or eliminate some of your favourites but get creative in the kitchen and create some new and healthy favourites.
- Affirmations For Weight Loss
Affirmations are simply positive statements you say to yourself. Fill your mind with these positive statements to help keep your thoughts positive and reprogram your beliefs. They also help you to feel positive. For example:
I now choose healthy food options that support me on my weight loss journey
Every day I get closer to my naturally slim and healthy self
I choose to move my body and get active
I have a mindset for weight loss
Use positive affirmations throughout the day so that you keep your thoughts and mind positive creating a mindset to lose weight.
- Visualise Your Ideal Weight
Imagine yourself at your ideal weight. Play a little ‘mind movie’ in your head. How do you look? How do you feel? What has changed in your life now you’re at your ideal weight?
Enjoy visualisations often to help you stay super positive. Also, your subconscious mind will actually think this is real and help you to get there.
There you have it. Some simple, yet extremely powerful mindset tools to assist you with your weight loss journey. Don’t let your self-talk determine your outcome. If the way you’ve always thought and talked to yourself hasn’t helped you thus far, that’s a clear sign its time for change! Get positive and get your goal!