How Positive Thinking Can Help With Weight Loss

To achieve weight loss success its so important to stay positive and stay engaged in the weight loss process.  Weight loss is all about finding a system that’s works for you. But that system is going to come through a lof of trial and error. The people that can stick through the trial and error are the ones that are going to be successuful, and your abiliby to stay positive and stay engaged in weight loss is what is going to allow you go through your trial and error period. Its important to understand how to stay positve.

How To Cultivate Positive Thinking For Weight Loss

1. Learn From Your Mistakes So You Don’t Make Them Again & Always Realize There is a lesson learned

Every time you a mistake such as eating somethin that you weren’t suppose to, there is a lesson learned or lesson to be learned.  Realize that every lesson learned puts you one step closer to reaching your weight loss dreams, and if you stick with weight loss long enough those lessons are going to meant something.

Now sometimes it can take some digging to fine the lesson learned.

See the good even in bad when you have a bad experience. For example, let say you cheated n your diet. Try to figure out why you cheated on your diet and what you’re going to do in the future to prevent that from happening.

Then instead of focusing on the fact that you cheated on your diet and gained a couple of pounds, focus on what lessons you learned. Doing this puts a positive spin on a negative situation, As weight gain is temporary but learning a new lesson.

 

2. Set Bench March Goals

Set smaller shorter-term goals that highlight your weight loss success.  This is why it’s good to set short-term, more immediate goals. SO, for example, instead of your goal being to 40 pounds over the next couple of months, you can change your goal to lose 1 or 2 pounds every two weeks.

 

3. Avoid Negativity

Try to avoid, mitigate, or manage any source that puts you into a negative headspace.

 

4. Visualize The Benefits of Achieving Your Goals

Remind yourself why and the benefits of your why in a positive way. For example, let’s say the reason you want to lose weight is to have more energy when you spend time with your children. Maybe whenever you play games or sports with your kids, you always find yourself getting tired and exhausted, and you want to have more energy.

Visualize yourself more in shape and playing tag, basketball, or soccer and being full of energy.  Visualizing the rewards and benefits of achieving your weight loss goals can keep you in a positive mind frame and keep you eager to achieve your weight loss goals.

 

5. Learn To Become More Centered

Learn to become more present. When you’re present, you’re more into what or engaged in what you’re doing, and you have a more positive take on what you’re doing as well which can be very beneficial if you’re trying to lose weight.

 

6. Do Things That You Love

Always be doing what you love, as these things are a source of positive emotions. Dieting and exercising can make your schedule a little busier but never let it stop you from doing the things that you love and are passionate about.

Changing Your Mindset For Weight Loss

Weight loss is not just about changing physically; it’s about changing mentally as well. You’re not going to go from someone who struggles to maintain a diet and exercise regime for more than a couple of weeks to an experienced dieter, someone who can lose weight and keep it off without there being some lessons learned and mental growth.

Important Mental Shifts For Weight Loss Success:

1. Start Finding The Root Cause

Whenever you have occasions when you cheat on your diet, don’t just kick yourself for breaking your diet and tell yourself you won’t do it again.

Take the time to figure out what happened and why you cheated on your diet. Because if you don’t figure out what caused you to cheat on your diet, chances are you going to cheat on your diet for the same reason in the future.

Sometimes you may have to think very analytically to find the root cause of why you cheated on your diet.

For example, if you cheated on your diet, maybe the reason is that something happened earlier in the day that put you in an emotional state and you cheating on your diet was a response to that.

Once you identify your triggers, come up with game plans so that these triggers don’t cause you to cheat on your diet in the future.

 

2. Start focusing on Longevity Instead of Short-Term Results

When people decide to start a weight loss diet, they’re often very excited about losing weight, so they choose a diet that will help them reach their weight loss goals the quickest.

Often, they may take on overly restrictive diets that they are not content with in the name of trying to lose weight as fast as possible. It’s important to resist this urge. Because if you are taking on a diet that doesn’t leave you feeling content, it’s very likely that you will quit the diet and regain a lot of weight you have worked so hard to lose.

Instead, create a diet that you can live with, and take your time cultivating this diet. Often it will come about through trial in error with figuring out what does work and what does not work for you.

 

3. Realize Diets Don’t Have To Be Horrible Thing

Its important to realize that dieting does not have to be this horrible thing where you’re constantly eating foods and meals that you don’t like

Sometimes, when you start a diet, it is a good idea to cut out certain foods because they’re too unhealthy. However, in many instances, you can eat the same foods when you’re on a weight loss diet, just in smaller portions to lower the food’s calorie intake.

To fill the hunger void of eating less of the food you like, it’s good to make a fruit, vegetable, or both a part of every meal.

So your meal can consist of the food you like, but in smaller portions and fruit, vegetables, or both.
Fruits and vegetables tend to be nutritious and low in calories.

Therefore, adding fruits and vegetables to your meals will not only make your meals more nutritious and complete, they will also make the meal much more filling without adding a lot of additional calories to your meal, thereby filling hunger void left by eating less of the foods that you like.

Having a diet where your meals consist of food that you like and healthy sides is a diet that is tasting and filling, and this is a diet that you can sustain.
The point is you never have to go without a meal without at least not eating something you like.

 

4. Be Patient When You Make Dieting Mistakes

Learning to create a diet that you enjoy and that serves the purpose of weight loss may take some time.

 

Does Listening To Music Help You Workout?

Music does have the potential to aid in weight loss. Listening to music can aid with working out in so many different ways.

Ways Listening To Music Can Aid Working Out

1. Music Can Be Used As an Incentive To Workout

You can limit listening to music to only when you work out as a way to incentivize yourself to workout. What you do is cut off listening to music throughout the week except for the occasions when you workout. Doing this can incentivize you to work out because you finally have the opportunity to listen to music.

 

2. Music Can Help With Last Minute Resistance

You can have every intention of working out, but it can be hard getting off the couch at the last minute. It can be hard getting off the couch when you’re in such a relaxed and comfortable state to get up and do something hard like working out. Rather than trying to pump yourself through self talk to get yourself off the couch and go work out, try to use music. Music can provide that transition, from you being in a relaxed state where relaxing on the couch to a pumped-up state where you’re ready to work out. When you’re on the couch, play some up-tempo music and let the music do the rest. The up-tempo music will put you in a more up-tempo state making it easier for you to get up and go work out.

 

3. Can Make Workout More Enjoyable

Exercising may not be a fun activity because it’s physically demanding. When you’re pushing your body, you could experience physical discomfort; you can also experience negative thoughts. You can start thinking about how hard the workout is and how tired you are. Through the physical discomfort and negative thoughts, you have to will yourself to exercise. It’s admirable to do so but can not be very enjoyable while you’re exercising.

 

4. Can Help You Get More Out of The Work

Music can improve your workout performance so that you get more out of the workout. As mentioned before, listening to music can put you in a happier state where you’re more into the workout.

Listening to up-tempo music can also put you in a more up-tempo state where you’re more pumped, which can improve your workout performance.

 

5. Can Help You Work Out Longer

Not only does music pump you up, so you work out better, but it can help you maintain tempo throughout your workout.

We have very short attention spans and may not be very long for our exercise until we’re tired of exercising and are thinking about something else. Music can keep you engaged by giving your mind engaging stimuli. This will help keep your mind in the present moment to stay focused on what you are doing and make the most out of your exercise.