Losing Weight with Positive Thinking
Positive Thinking Can Help Win Your Battle In Losing Weight
Being positive allows us to do more things because we look at how it will be a good thing. This also applies to losing weight.
Many people don’ t get to lose weight because they look at how hard the workout sessions are, they can’t finish the session because they get tired easily, they cannot commit to the new diet plan, etc.
Positive thinking allows us to see that working out will make us stronger, finishing the sessions properly eventually improves our cardiovascular resistance and committing to the diet plan will make us healthier. Having a positive outlook will make it a lot easier for us to finish what we need to finish and more.
Being positive is half the battle for most of the time and that shows just how important a role it has for us to achieve our weight loss goals.
Positive = Happiness
When we are positive towards what we are doing, we tend to like it and see the benefits better. Being positive allows us to commit to the activity in the first place. Pessimism has never benefited anybody and having a positive disposition allows us to try more things and thus achieve more.
Even when we do not achieve our goals the first time, being positive allows us to review what we did so that we can turn a failure into something like training. Failure is just training towards perfection. I am not sure who said that but it does bring the point home. If you are positive enough to look at a failure as something like training, you will eventually perfect it and achieve your goals effortlessly.
Positive = Strength
Being positive makes us stronger because we will not feel down easily. Minor setbacks often derail the progress of many people who does not take things positively. They often just stop and give up without knowing that they only have to change their approach a little bit or push on a little more to achieve their goal.
It’s like giving up climbing to the top of Everest when you are just 100 feet away because you are tired. You often will not see the top until it is right there. The same applies to weight loss. People often give up a month away from their goal because they feel that it’s too much work.
Positive = Achievement
Being positive will ultimately lead us to achieve our goals. Edison would have not perfected the light bulb if he stopped after failing so many times. He stayed positive and he eventually got to his goal. Weight loss is a lot like every worthwhile endeavor. Being positive will allow us to finish in spite of all the hardships and sacrifices because we know that we will eventually reach our goal.
There are a lot more benefits of thinking positive when it comes to weight loss but these three basically makes the most sense. We are not losing weight just for the sense of losing weight. We are losing weight because we want to feel better, stronger and for some, as my former client said “just wants to look good in front of the mirror”. Whatever our real purpose is, positive thinking is definitely an important ingredient for us to reach that weight loss goal.
Should You Weigh Yourself Everyday While Losing Weight?
Weighing yourself every morning is not a good idea because your body will not really show much weight change on a daily basis. Even if you are working out regularly, the weight change will only be less than a pound anyway so most weigh scale will not really reflect it. Weight loss is something needs to have a plan and just like any investment, you will not see profit on a daily basis. Weighing yourself daily is not only pointless; it can affect your overall goal negatively.
Here are a few things that tend to happen when you weigh yourself everyday.
Loss of Interest
A lot of people watch infomercials and see a girl or guy lost, well at least claim to lose, 10 lbs. in a month. They think that as long as they put in the effort, they should see results on a daily basis. It just does not work that way and not all bodies are created equal.
Genetics can affect your weight lose quite a lot as well as diet so unless you have the same genes and diet as the people on T.V. you should not expect the same results. Losing 1 lb. a day is simply not achievable and sustainable. Now a lot of people tend to lose interest when they don’t see any change on the scale and simply stop.
Question the Routine
After a week of a diet plan, people are already expecting a change. After a month of working out, people expect a big difference. Sadly, it does not work that way. You have to give your body a chance to show you some results before you question the routine that you are following. Your body might be building some muscle tissue which is a good thing because it will allow your body to burn more fat cells. That change will not reflect in the scale but you will see a lot of difference because of this in the coming weeks.
Go On A Crash Diet
A crash diet is one of the worst things that you can get your body in to. Sure, you will get thinner but you’re not healthy. The overall goal of losing weight is to get healthier and not to push your body to the hospital. Many people tend to go on a crash diet if they don’t see regular lose on the scale. Sure, a crash diet will make you lose pounds quickly but what good is a slim body if you’re in a hospital?
Those are just a few of the possible side effects of weighing yourself daily. You can say that you will never get to the point that you will do these things but we know that when we don’t seem to get what we want, we tend to do things that we don’t normally do.
An important point to remember is that the number one cause of weight loss failure is inadequate nutrition and going on a “crash diet” will only exacerbate the problem. The best weight management program will provide an abundance of nutrients that your body needs to balance, drop the fat and keep it off.
Losing weight is a good thing as long as it is done properly and without forcing it. The point of losing weight is to be healthier so don’t do it in an unhealthy way. Simply put, weighing yourself daily is not a good idea if you want to use positive thinking to help you win your battle to losing weight.