10 things to repeat out loud every day to get rid of that stubborn fat…
Only 2% of people that embark on a ‘diet’ manage to lose weight permanently. The rest of us are left hungry, depleted of essential fats, proteins, carbs and nutrients, and actually end up heavier than we were before. Our body is forced into starvation mode, our metabolism lowers and we naturally hold on to fat in a panic! This is part of the human survival strategy.
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight and failed, you’ll know just how miserable it can make you feel. Feeling guilty, lacking in confidence and self-esteem, it isn’t long before you begin overeating again if only for the short-term comfort it offers… and so the cycle continues.
It’s known as ‘yo-yo’ dieting – we’ve all heard of it, many of us have been there – and it can be an impossible pattern to break. It’s one of the main reasons why consistent weight loss is so difficult to maintain. Many people fail ever to get their weight under control and simply give up. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
The mind is a powerful tool, and changing the way you think about food and exercise by re-training your mind is the only way to change your body for good.
Here are 10 things you can tell yourself every single day to help kick-start the ‘weight loss’ mindset and change your body for good!
- For my body, overeating is poison
- I need my body to live
- I owe my body this respect and protection
- I choose to be slim and healthy
- My metabolism is getting faster every day
- I am 100% responsible for my results
- I like eating healthy food
- Exercising early in the morning is exhilarating
- I have time for anything I am committed to
- I choose to think positively about my body
And there you have it! 10 affirmations to get you started on your weight loss journey to success! Let us know how you get on…
Need a bit more help to achieve the weight-loss mindset? Annette Larner is an accredited clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, working from London’s Harley Street, as well as running regular clinics in Rickmansworth and Radlett in Hertfordshire and offers offer Skype and telephone sessions for those further afield.
Annette uses a combination of methods including clinical hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and clinical sports psychology to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.