When we talk about a positive attitude, it starts with thinking. And it may come as a surprise to you but we are very good at belittling ourselves. Negativity seeps into our minds through our negative self talk. From body image to lifestyles, from jobs to homes, we can pretty much think about all the tiny aspects that are “not good enough”.
But this approach can have adverse effects on our health. And according to a recent study, negative thinking about your weight can become a cause of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. So before you hop on that train of negativity, let’s learn about some basic techniques to achieve better health and weight loss goals.
Paying attention to your thinking patterns is the key. You may not even realize but you could slowly become habitual of going hard on yourself. If you are blaming yourself for every little mistake and not giving yourself enough room to be better, this could lead to a negative life. So, the first thing that you should do is start taking notes of your thoughts about yourself. When you’ll write them down, you’ll see where you were wrong and what you can do to turn them into positive thoughts.
Change Your Perspective
It’s easier to punish yourself for mistakes but it’s better to focus on the goals you have accomplished. Celebrating small lifestyle changes can be a huge motivational push. You can give yourself some credit every time you make a healthy decision, whenever you take time to go out for a walk. Also, stick closer to people who are positive and encouraging.
Don’t Go Too Far
It’s okay to eat that extra slice of cake. And if you won’t consider it normal, you’ll soon find yourself thinking, “I indulge too much, I can never control my cravings, I will never be able to lose weight”. But you have to stop.
What’s done is done. Looking and planning ahead is the only way forward. If pizza is your love, order small instead of large. Drink a glass of water before eating. Eat some salad, curb your appetite and then eat your pizza.
Be Your Own Motivator
In times where you feel you have stranded away from the path, tell yourself you can do this. Boost your confidence through a mantra. Your favorite line from a movie or a sport. Just say it out loud to snap out of negative thoughts.
Talk To Your Doctor
It’s best to talk to your doctor about your strengths and weaknesses. They can help you with nutrition as well. At Houston Weight Loss, we offer meal planners for post Bariatric care. We also help our patients with their exercise regimes in accordance with their weight loss goals.
So, don’t let negative self-talk defeat you. Take control and choose your own ways to become the best version of yourself.
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