Most of us desire to lose weight or have occasionally wished to downsize one or two sizes. The issue is that we have told ourselves numerous stories about how to lose weight, which have since taken the form of ingrained beliefs.
In your mind, anything is true if you think it to be so. Your beliefs towards losing weight are no different.
If you tell yourself repeatedly enough, “I can never lose weight, no matter what I try,” guess what? Your mind informs your body that belief, which is then communicated to your body’s cells. Does that sound absurd? Read Bruce Lipton’s book The Biology of Belief to learn how your beliefs are kept in your body’s cells.
Therefore, perhaps it’s time we reevaluated our beliefs about losing weight and began developing new beliefs about how simple it is to lose weight. For assistance with this, see The Belief Principle.
7 Myths That Will Prevent You From Losing Weight
1. Weight loss is challenging.
Guess what? It will be difficult to lose weight if we think it will be.
This is a very compelling reason why so many individuals struggle with weight loss and why so many give up before making any progress.
The first step in losing weight is changing your thinking, not adopting a diet or a new exercise routine.
Before beginning your new diet schedule and exercise routine, spend a few weeks improving your thinking. Affirmations or looking for proof that you’ve previously lost weight and can do so again can be used for this.
2. In order to reduce weight, I must visit the gym.
First of all, going to the gym is quite acceptable. Many individuals engage in it, and many people gain from it. To lose weight or keep it off, you must become a slave to your fitness schedule if you subscribe to this particular idea. Over time, this can become an issue.
Exercise becomes just another item on our to-do list and begins to feel like a nuisance when we feel like we “have to” do it.
Doing something you like while getting a little exercise is one of the finest things you can do to lose weight and establish a routine. For instance, I read a book or listen to an audiobook while taking my dog for a walk. I adore reading, but I don’t particularly enjoy walking. However, because I now identify walking with activities I enjoy, I have grown to love walking, which has also assisted me in losing weight.
3. As people age, they tend to put on weight.
Although I believe this to be one of the views where it is more of an excuse than anything else, many nonetheless hold this belief.
You need to alter this notion because getting older does not always mean gaining weight. It’s possible that as you age, you slow down a little bit and that helps you put on a little extra weight, or that unhealthy habits cause your metabolism to slow down.
Again, this is a myth that we can focus on dispelling because there is no data to support the idea that we acquire weight as we age.
4. I am overly occupied.
You’re basically stating that I don’t want to prioritise losing weight over other things, so let’s get serious. We can all cut back on certain activities to make more time for healthier lifestyles, such as watching TV, sleeping in too late, and using the internet excessively.
Even though you and everyone else have the same amount of time, you might not be giving your goals enough emphasis. No matter how busy they are, people with high priorities always find a way to give their top priorities the attention they deserve.
Planning, preparing, and cooking meals may take a little longer if weight loss is a goal, but if it’s a top priority, it might mean you spend less time on activities that are counterproductive.
If you really want to lose your weight, you won’t hunt for justifications; instead, you’ll just go for it and give it priority so you may succeed.
5. I’m powerless.
If you’ve made numerous unsuccessful attempts to reduce weight in the past, you could be fighting with the firm conviction that you can’t do it.
You could think that you can only lose a certain amount of weight or that you can’t lose any at all. In either case, having this kind of belief will overcome your motivation to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine, making it seem like an uphill struggle to continue and make any forward progress.
More than you might think, the way we talk to ourselves has a significant impact on our life. Many of us struggle with getting fitter and healthier, and this is largely because of the self-talk we engage in, some of which have already been mentioned.
Simply by altering the things you tell yourself, you can change any element of your life.
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