Your body hears and responds to everything that your mind thinks.
That's why weight loss truly is an internal battle. The problem is this....
Alot of us who want to lose weight comes from a negative viewpoint. We tend to concentrate on what we don't like about ourselves rather than focusing our attention on what is great about ourselves and our bodies.
Weight loss isn't just about eating less or moving more to lose weight. Weight loss is about showing yourself appreciation, respect and self love. If you aren't respectful to your body and don't appreciate (even the small things) that your body does for you everyday, you will struggle with successful weight loss.
So many slimmers seek nourishment for our emotions rather than for our body and this can lead to a negative pattern of thinking, feeling and behaving. You respond to your negative emotions rather than your rational / logical way of thinking.
If you are in a negative mindset pattern, how on earth can you go about starting to love yourself?
Affirmations are a fantastic place to start with self love and showing your body respect. Its true that if you feel grateful for your body and all it accomplishes, this will start to show on your body too.
By turning your attention to your body in a positive way, you'll feel less inclined to seek that emotional nourishment that you have been turning to for so long.
what are affirmations?
Affirmations are short, structured sentences designed to support your subconscious mind into positive change. Affirmations are used by millions to help change their mindset, apply positive behaviour and encourage long term change.
The idea of an affirmation is to find one that you can identify with and to apply it to yourself as your own personal mantra.
How can they help me?
HOW TO USE YOUR AFFIRMATIONS...
If you aren't used to the idea of using affirmations, it may feel quite alien or silly at first but trust me when I say, affirmations can be completely life changing. My personal affirmation took me from a girl who couldn't to a girl who can and since using my own personal affirmation every day, my life has changed considerably. When I find myself in life situations where I can't see any way out, I simply repeat my affirmations to myself and I can feel myself becoming mentally stronger as a person.
There's no point in using an affirmation once and thinking 'it doesn't work'. In order for our affirmations to stick to our subconscious, we need to repeat them as and when we need to AND on a daily basis.
Weight loss & health affirmations
You can apply affirmations for any aspect of your life but here I have listed some great affirmations to help encourage weight loss and good health.
If any inspire you, then please use them or alternatively, feel free to create your own.
About the author
Alleyne is a weight management counsellor based in the UK. With over 10 years experience helping slimmers, Alleyne looks at weight management from the inside out using counselling, mindfulness, spirituality and personality profiling.
Alleyne is a qualified weight management counsellor, author and columnist.
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