Weight Loss Starts in Your Head!

Self-image is closely connected to the success or failure of any goal you choose to seek after, but none more so than the goal to get yourself fit and healthy.

Often we talk to ourselves and make excuses, “It’s my genes”, “I’m much too busy to get fit”, “I like myself this”, as a way of protecting ourselves from the way we see ourselves now and the way we want to be. Thyroid diet chart

So how do you go about strengthening your self-image? Well fortunately your self-image, just like your muscles, will respond well to a regular workout. You can actually strengthen your self-image with a few daily exercises.

Exercise One – Self Examination

Start by compiling a list of all those negative thoughts you have about your self I’m undisciplined, I can’t manage my time, I let people down, I can’t succeed, I don’t exercise enough. You will need to decide before you start this process that you won’t get discouraged. these are things that you will admit to yourself but they most certainly don’t have to control your life.

Next, compile a second list including everything you LIKE about yourself. Keep going until this list is LONGER than the first list you compiled. You might include things such as, I am a good cook, I can make people laugh, I contribute to the soccer club, my daughter loves the way I decorate her room. Best Dietitian in Delhi

Then, take your ‘negatives’ list and turn it into your ‘potentials’ list. You do this by creating a positive self-image for every ‘negative’ you listed. Instead of “I can’t succeed”, write a counter belief, “I will succeed”.

Ceremonially throw out the ‘negatives’ list – you are saying goodbye forever! Burn them, trash them, destroy them. they are no longer going to be a part of your thinking about yourself.

Now, keep your list of potentials in a prominent place. On your refrigerator door, in your daily journal, or in a picture frame on your desk. Make sure you have them in front of your every single day so that you are reading them constantly and reprogramming your daily thoughts.

Exercise Two: You Can Be What You Want to Be

Now that you have your list of potentials run your own visualization stories so that you can ‘see’ yourself in a new light. For example, if your list of potential includes “I eat just the right portions”, visualize yourself with a moderate portion on your plate, and feeling completely satisfied at the conclusion of your meal.

Weight Loss Starts in Your Head!

Read through your list of potentials every day taking a few moments of personal quiet time to reflect strongly on your visualizations. Try starting your day first thing in the morning and finishing as the last thing at night with visualizing yourself being the person on your list, and doing the things you want to do.