The obstacles to your weight loss could be all in your head. More and more people are realising that the key to shed those unwanted pounds could be a simple change in the way we think about food and our bodies. I was reading an article at the weekend about all the negative talk we give ourselves both on a conscious and sub conscious level and it made me realise that it can really have a huge impact on the way we feel. So if we tell ourselves everyday that “my bum looks too big” or “my thighs are too chunky”, it’s hardly going to do our moods any favours and we might be more tempted to “have another biscuit anyway”. But if we actually concentrated on ourselves and thought, “Actually, I have good legs and I look great” then we automatically lift our moods and are less likely to stuff our faces with foods that should only be eaten once in a while. And no matter what you say, we all have parts of our body that we are proud of. So how do we start to change our line of thinking? The article gave some tips which I’ve listed below which is a good place to start.
Start the day with a compliment
Rather than staring at yourself int he mirror and literally tearing yourself apart, start the day by telling yourself you look hot! (one of my personal favourite pep talks to myself 🙂 ) This simple act can really change the way you feel about yourself for the rest of the day.
Appreciate what your body can do
We worry about whether our jeans fit or whether our bellies are hanging over them. instead why not appreciate what your body can do for you? The human body is the most amazing machine ever so why not increase its endurance strength and power. So rather than look at how they look in the process, see what the body can do for you by working it to reach long term goals.
Compliment someone else
If you want to have a particular body, appreciate it and compliment them. Again this is positive thinking as rather than seeking out negative points, you’re focusing on the good things. So lads, no need to jealous of that bloke whose pecs are bigger than yours or that girl ladies who has abs to die for. Compliment them, ask them for their tips and mimic their behaviour.
Treat your body with respect
You wouldn’t stand it if someone else told you you were fat would do? So why on earth would you sit there and give yourself a battering over the size of your body? So do yourself a favour and don’t tolerate that kind of rubbish from your own mouth either!
Step off the scale
The needle on the scales is not a measure of your health, fitness or attractiveness. Your weight is more about the way you feel about your own body so it’s down to your mood. Change your mood and attitude towards yourself and you will be doing yourself a great favour.
Love your body. It’s the only one you got!