Creating a Positive Mindset for Sustained Weight Loss

DiscoverHealth & WellbeingCreating a Positive Mindset for Sustained Weight Loss


When the first blooms of spring appear, it's a sure indicator that bathing suit season is just around the corner. While it's impossible to avoid the need to work out and eat a healthy diet, long-term weight loss begins in your mind. According to experts, having the appropriate attitude can help you think and believe in healthy practices. When it comes to losing weight and striving to become healthier, we often concentrate on our activities and routines, such as what we consume and how we move. However, reducing weight is also about our attitudes and beliefs — in other words, it's a mental and physical game.The term "mindset" relates to your self-perception and beliefs, which shape your behavior, outlook, and attitude. For example, if you consider you are doomed to fail, you are more likely to abandon a weight-loss program when you experience setbacks. This is because self-defeating thought patterns might make weight loss harder. On the other hand, if you feel you are capable of successfully adapting to change and adopting new healthy habits, this may help boost diet motivation. One component of a beneficial weight loss mindset is ensuring that failures and problems do not negatively impact your positive attitude toward your weight reduction quest. Weight loss desire and success can be influenced by your thinking, according to CSIRO behavioral scientist Dr. Emily Brindal. "When you're trying to change your behavior, your mindset is really important. And the great news is that it's something you can change," she says. "It's something you can improve, you can feel better about yourself, you can feel better about your environment. And we know that when people feel happier and more positive, they're more likely to try harder to reach their goals and continue along a challenging journey."


According to Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Fit to Live, if you want to lose weight, you need to "reduce the mental fat, and that will lead to lowering the waistline fat." "Take a look at the patterns and habits you're carrying around in your life that are getting in the way of your achievement."

Everyone has their own set of justifications. Most people succeed in improving their lifestyle and nutrition until something goes wrong — whether it's work pressure, family concerns, or something else. Whatever your own problem is, if you want to succeed, you must break the pattern.

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