Thursday, June 4, 2009

Get Healthier By Thinking Positively!

Get healthier by thinking positively!

As someone wanting to get to a healthier weight, one of the worst things you can do is to fall into the pattern of negative self-talk (the inner voice that tells you you will never reach your goal, today was a bad day you deserve some chocolate, you've already cheated today so have that cheesecake, and so on).

Don't be a victim of negative self-talk anymore, a little cognitive reordering will fix you right up. This type of intervention involves identifying your sabotaging thoughts, questioning their validity, and then taking positive action to change it.

Think about the person who constantly thinks, "I've always been heavy and I'll always be heavy, diets never work for me." Rather than using past experiences as an excuse to do nothing, they would be better off questioning why no diets have worked for them before and thinking about alternative approaches to weight loss.

First off, think about what to review all the diets you have tried to see if they failed because they were unreasonable to begin with. If they were extreme (no sugar, no carbs, no fat) or bizarre (cabbage soup morning, noon, and night), you might respond to the negative voice by saying, "If I had tried a healthy, sustainable diet for once, I'd actually succeed." If your diet history reveals that you made informed food choices, you might want to focus on exercise as a primary weight loss tool along with a sensible eating plan Either way, turn the negative self-talk into positive self-talk - the single most important ingredient for successful weight loss is to believe in yourself and start off with a positive attitude. Are you ready for a new start?

Blessings for a Glorious Day!


  1. Hi Susie!

    Couldn't agree with you more! Positive self-talk is the key to success in any endeavor. It all starts with belief and maintaining a positive attitude.

    We're definitely on the same wavelength! Just posted something about Attitude on our blog, too! Keep up the great work!

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

  2. Thanks for positive feedback. I heard from a wonderful lady "Whatever you believe, you can achieve." This is so true!

    Have a terrific weekend,