Do you suffer from having a negative mindset when it comes to losing weight despite your efforts to be positive?
Have you ever felt like you were on a mental roller coaster, where one day you’re thinking positive hopeful thoughts in terms of reaching your targeted weight loss goals?
Then a day later, you’re back to your old negative thought patterns.
And do you ever wish that you could identify and get rid of those negative thoughts?
If so, you’re not alone. And fortunately, you CAN be free from defaulting to that progress-stopping negative mindset by first identifying them, which is a lot easier than you think.
The first step is to identify some of those negative mindsets to see if you can relate to any of them…
Mindset 1: I'm Just Not Cut Out For This
This mindset comes into play when you begin to have self-doubt about whether you have the ability to even lose weight in the first place. This mindset is very dangerous because if you let it get out of control, you run the risk of losing all self-confidence.
We’re here to tell you that you are cut out to lose weight and get fit. Why? Because millions of other people have done it successfully.
That’s why when people give their personal testimonials, they’ll say, “If I Can Do It, Anybody Can.” You simply have to apply common sense and consistency and know that if others have gotten their desired results, you can too.
Mindset 2: I've Bitten Off More Than I Can Chew
This is an interesting mindset because it means that you feel as if you’ve started a journey that you’re not certain you could complete. It’s like starting a mini-marathon and getting to the halfway point, and thinking to yourself whether you have what it takes to make it past the finish line.
Just think of the old saying, “The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step.” It goes something like that. When that mindset attacks, just think of that quote and you’ll increase your chances of reaching your targeted weight loss goals.
Mindset 3: Now I Can't Enjoy My Favorite Foods
This is one of the most common mindsets experienced by folks that decide to take the weight loss journey. You’ve heard it a million times before, and we’re going to say it again, simply practice moderation and common sense with your diet.
We all know what foods are bad and don’t need anyone to preach to us. Simply eat your favorite foods in moderation or on the days that you work out to prevent unwanted fat gain. There’s no need to punish yourself by never eating junk food ever again.
Mindset 4: It's Taking Too Long To Lose Weight
We all want things usually faster than the natural laws on this planet dictate. Trust us; we understand wholeheartedly the desire to want to get fit in the shortest time possible.
You have to be patient when it comes to losing body fat because if you lose weight too fast, you will lose a lot of muscle tissue along with it. And if you lose muscle tissue, you reduce your fat-burning capabilities. Why? Because the more muscle you have, the more fat you’ll burn.
Also, if you lose weight too fast; you run the risk of having loose skin. Be patient, and if you lose 1 to 2 pounds per week, in a month you’d have lost 4 to 8 pounds, and at that rate; in 3 months, you’d lose 12 to 24 pounds of body weight. All without falling prey to those fad diets.
Now, do you see why you should never allow this mindset to rule your thoughts? Simply set your weight loss goals at 1 to 2 pounds per week and over a matter of months, you could look like a different person. All without stress and overwhelm!
Mindset 5: I Look Horrible
Never destroy your own self-image, because once you do, it’s going to be very difficult to restore it. It’s also easier for mean and rude people to tear your confidence down even further when they make negative comments about your body weight.
By telling yourself that you look horrible, when you look in the mirror you’re going to see an image that’s 100 times worse than you actually look. That’s your mind playing tricks on you.
Our minds are very powerful, you know. We’ve seen very attractive people who see themselves as being ugly when they look in the mirror. We’ve also met individuals who were extremely fit; see themselves as looking average physically. Go figure!
So, stop saying that you look horrible, even if you’re not physically where you want to be because by taking one step at a time, you’ll get there one pound at a time.
You just learned the 5 Negative Mindsets That Will Kill Your Chances Of Weight Loss. Just knowing these destructive mindsets, will allow you to combat or stop them dead in their tracks when they attempt to take over.
Mastery will not happen overnight, but just like a muscle, the more you train your brain, the stronger it will become and the easier it will be to block those progress-stopping negative mindsets.
We hope that making these mindset distinctions help you along your weight loss journey.