Thinking thin and how women make healthy decision for losing weight?
Weight loss can be an uphill battle…
Specifically if you’re not focused, and you doubt your ability to reach your goals.
Everyone knows the struggle to shed extra pounds is not only physical, but also mental…
How to step-up and plays a major life changing role?
Indeed, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology conducted a recent study that reported individuals’ fitness activities…
They made the unholy pact that healthy dietary choices are influenced by how much individuals believe in themselves.
So here are a few mental tips that you can use daily to help make reaching your weight loss goals easier.
No Is Not a Bad Word…Use It:
It is alright to say no when offered food that derails your weight loss goals.
It doesn’t matter who offers the temptation, it’s okay to decline.
Since treats, such as candy or baked goods are occasionally offered as a gesture of affection or appreciation by family, friends & acquaintances…
Refusing the offer can be difficult.
If you’re worried about offending the person, take the food but rid yourself of it at home by disposing it completely or offering to others.
Positive progress toward your weight loss goals can be achieved by minimizing time you spend thinking.
After all negative thoughts can be distracting, as well as disarming as revealed by Cognitive Therapy.
Respect yourself and avoid being overly critical in your thoughts or actions.
Pack your internal dialogues with pep talks and positive re-enforcement, ignoring the negative commentary that may dishearten you and stall your weight-loss.
Refuse to think negative, keep looking to the bright side and better results.
Let It Go:
As children, we are often taught to eat everything on our plates in order not to waste food.
However, you can refuse food away rather than force the body to consume more than it needs.
If you’re worried about wasting food or money, plan cooking smaller meals, reduce the amount of food that is likely to be leftover or thrown out.
High levels of stress tends to confuse, weaken mental functions and increase cravings for food.
Why not learn stress reducing activities like reading, yoga, meditation, and deep-breathing exercises into your schedule.
Reducing your stress level often lessens the desire to overeat, a common coping mechanism, leading to more effective weight loss.
Have Fun Without Food:
Many activities use food as a reward equation.
Popcorn is associated with movie watching, cotton candy and hot dogs often accompany an outing to the fairgrounds.
American Dietetic Association claims that food and particular activities become so intertwined it hard to imagine one without the other…
Our autopilot kicks in and you’re compelled to eat whenever you engage in that pastime. So, you want to alter behavior by changing your routine.
If you typically arrange your social events around dining, plan an activity that gets you up moving around instead of sitting at the dinner table.
Why not walk or enjoy a friendly soccer game?
Skipping the concession stand helps you save money as well as lose weight 🙂