Positive Thinking: How It Can Help Keep the Weight Off

You might believe positive thinking won’t bring weight loss results. But, you’d be wrong. Especially, when we don’t feel good about ourselves we want to eat something ‘bad’ that will temporarily lift our spirits. But, the feeling is short-lived and with consequences.

You will know that when you wake up happy, chances are you will have a good day. Sometimes, when we have something go wrong we can over-react. It’s a good idea to keep things in perspective and see the big picture. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. We can be way too hard on ourselves.

‘You’re never too out of shape, too overweight, or too old to make healthy changes. Try different strategies until you find what works best for you [1 newsinhealth.nih.gov/2018/03/creating-healthy-habits]’.

People handle problems differently. Some are more sensitive than others. You probably have a family member who you have to be careful about how you say things to because they will read something into it that isn’t there and get upset with you.

Have you ever noticed that positive people are happier? They shed problems like water off a duck’s back. Their lives seem to go good even though they experience setbacks. They tend to roll with the punches and bounce back. They have their own philosophy of life and a resiliency.

‘Depressing thoughts bring depressing feelings’ ~ your author

People in this country and others around the world who live longest are friendly, outgoing and engage with others. We can be our worst critics. Learning to meditate can bring peaceful results to a hectic lifestyle.

When I first began losing weight I had setbacks. I got stuck losing weight because I was eating too many tortillas, crackers and chips. These are the very snack and junk foods that will cause you to gain all the weight back you lost. Gummy, sticky refined grains will eventually cause cavities just like sugary foods and candy.

Once I gave these in-nutritious foods up (and, it was difficult because they are so addicting) I was back on tract again. As my weight went down my blood pressure followed. And, I felt better and better the more weight I lost. How good I felt was especially due to changing over to a plant based whole food diet.

“When judging yourself too harshly, it tends to make matters even worse. But, it does help to watch how we talk to ourselves. Avoid self talk like ‘I will never lose weight’. Replace it with ‘I lose weight easily’. Choose positive over negative and succeed” ~ your author

I have learned through my own life experience negative thinking as well as positive thinking bring guaranteed results every time. One will deliver health and happiness while the other, brings quite the opposite.

Source- 1 URL newsinhealth.nih.gov/2018/03/creating-healthy-habits
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Article Title Creating Healthy Habits
Date Published November 01, 2018
Date Accessed April 06, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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