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Mental Attitude to Weight Loss

There are almost as many reasons for people wanting to lose weight as there are carbohydrates in a standard loaf of bread! They may wish to improve their physical appearance, to improve self-esteem, to conquer a food addiction, to improve their overall health, to overcome depression …the list is endless.

What is driving you?

What outcomes are you aiming for?

If you are following a diet you may sometimes feel like giving in. When you are feeling down, focus on the whole reason that you are making this positive step in your life. Focus on the pleasure that reaching your goal will give you.

One of the best ways to keep yourself focused is to write down your goals on a piece of paper that you can keep referring back to. Keep it in your wallet or purse, stick it on the fridge or bathroom mirror – anywhere you feel comfortable keeping it. Refer to this often so that you constantly remind yourself why you are doing this in the first place.

Take a piece of paper and write down what has motivated you to start this new way of eating. Be specific and think of all the reasons you are doing it.

Don’t just write “to lose 20 kilos”. Write down why you want to lose the weight, and the positive things that losing that weight will bring to your life. It is these thoughts that will keep you motivated to succeed.