Weight Loss Tips – Beware Of Negative Self-Talk

We may not like to admit it, but we talk to ourselves all the time (even more than we realise). Our brains are like sponges, they soak up all the information taken in by our senses, along with all the things we say out loud and in our head. Try and imagine your brain as your on-board computer that is constantly taking in data. It will run a lot better if is fed a diet of positivity, unfortunately this is not usually the case. A lot of the information we take in (from friends, family, work colleagues and the media) is negative, this can have a profound effect on our attitude.

Do you find yourself talking negatively a lot, and is that voice inside your head constantly knocking you down and telling you what you can’t do? A computer is only as good as the software and programs that it runs on, and your brain is no different. The good news is though, just like a computer, your brain can be re-programmed with positive influences and self talk.

The Effects Of Self Talk On Weight Loss

The way you talk to yourself can make or break your weight loss efforts. Using negative self talk will only hold you back, you need to identify it quickly and weed it out. Do you find yourself saying or thinking anything similar to the following:

I just can’t lose weight.

I don’t have the time to exercise.

I can’t stick to a diet.

I’ve never been able to exercise.

I just can’t help myself when it comes to dessert.

I have no control over my eating.

I just can’t say no to second helpings.

I’ll try and exercise tomorrow

I can’t stop snacking at night

I am never going to lose weight.

These statements are all negative and involve you telling yourself what you can’t do. Your brain will believe anything that you tell it, this is why self talk is powerful.

Re-programme Your Self Talk

Now is the time to turn a corner, your past does not have to determine your future success. Change your self talk and thinking, then your results will change. Stop telling yourself what you can’t do and start telling yourself what you can and will do.

Start using positive self talk and statements such as:

I am going to lose weight.

I am getting fitter and healthier every day.

I love to exercise.

I love to eat healthy meals.

I am in control of my portion sizes.

I am looking better than ever before.

Exercise is a priority in my life.

I can and will lose weight.

I feel great and full of energy.

Positive self talk will install self-belief, and that is a great thing to have. You can literally move mountains with self belief backed up with positive action. Start listening to what you say out loud and to yourself. Extinguish any negative self-talk or thoughts, the minute they enter your head. Identify negative self talk, re-programme your self talk and take positive action today.

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Source by Chris Waddington

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