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Diet and exercise are universally known as the main ingredients for losing weight. However, the secret ingredient for long-term & lasting results is often ignored.
This ingredient is your Mindset: the psychological element to successful weight loss.
Your mindset is the beliefs and judgments you hold about yourself, other people, the world as a whole and your relationship to life as you know it. Your mindset determines your response to situations and directly influences your success and accomplishments. It is your unique outlook on life and the map created for your brain to navigate the world.
Your thoughts create your reality - which means whatever you believe, whether it's negative or positive, will manifest in your life. If you undoubtedly believe that you are overweight despite the 'pain and sacrifice' you make to eat right and train hard, you will remain to see yourself as overweight.
And WHY is this?
Your conscious mind does not know the difference between real and imaginary. By repeatedly thinking and feeling that you look and feel overweight, your brain follows your instruction and produces the results you feed it. Your brain is merely following orders and doing its job.
A person's mindset is created and established in their youth. Your experiences growing up and lessons taught by your parents/guardians, life situations, school and environment all impacted how you currently view life.
There is no reason to beat yourself up if you realise that you have self-deprecating tendencies because you can lovingly manipulate your mindset to work to your advantage!
Affirmations are an effective tool to rewire your mind to create any change you wish in all areas of your life. An affirmation is a short sentence, written in a positive light and the present tense, of a trait or value you wish to embody. It's like creating a new version of yourself (as it's usually as an "I am" statement).
The trick is to repeat the affirmation often, along with fully FEELING the truth in the words you're saying. Repeating this new truth will rewire your brain to believe it and replace the negative self-talk. Before you know it, you will see the change in your life and become that version you created. 💫 Fricking Magic! 💫
Practising your affirmations daily sets a solid foundation to continue striving when times get tough. You will be in the habit of thinking forward and positively so when you come to a speedbump on your weight loss journey, you'll be able to overcome it with confidence and compassion.
Simple suggestions to remember your affirmations:
Set one or more daily alarms on your phone,
Place Post-it notes on your mirror to see while you're getting ready for the day,
Post-it notes by your toothbrush, on the fridge, next to your bed - any area in your home that you'll be near often,
Turn your affirmations into a wallpaper for your phone, laptop, etc.,
Get into the habit of saying them on your commute to work, the shops, school, etc.,
Repeat your affirmations to someone like a close friend or family member that you speak to every day.
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Written by: Andrea Thelen of AuthenticAndrea44
30th July 2022
DISCLAIMER: All blog posts are for educational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice or recommendations given in these posts does not supersede directions received by a licensed medical professional (i.e. doctor, psychiatrist, nurse, psychologist, etc), nutritionist, dietician or your personal trainer. The reader is responsible for their own health and well-being.