Have you ever found yourself thinking “Why can I not lose weight?”. The truth is that asking yourself questions like this can lead you astray. By asking the above question you are already admitting defeat in your quest to lose weight. In this article I outline in greater detail how negative thinking can be detrimental to your weight loss efforts and how positive thinking is essential.
When you ask yourself “Why?” you have already started to make excuses. You may come up with answers such as “I have a slow metabolism” or “I do not have the time to exercise”. Well, if you really want to lose weight you will work around your slow metabolism and find the time to exercise. Negative thinking leads to excuses and not solutions. It does not achieve anything. By thinking in this way you have failed before you have even started.
Instead of asking yourself “Why?” you need to start asking yourself “How?”. “How can I lose weight?” is a much more positive question with much more positive answers. The answers to this question will lead you to the effective, long term solutions of diet and exercise. With positive thinking you can even make your targets more specific. For example, you can ask “How can I lose 50lbs this year?” and then seek out the answers. By restricting your caloric intake, starting a more intensive exercise program and eating a healthy, well planned diet this is a very achievable target.
Positive thinking makes you look for answers and leads to solutions. Negative thinking makes you look for excuses and leads to nothing more. If you do not truly believe that you can lose weight, what is the point of starting a weight loss program. Negative thinking will ultimately make you fail. Positive thinking will make you believe in yourself, meaning you will work harder to burn fat and ultimately you will achieve your weight loss goals.
Instead of asking yourself “Why is my stomach so fat?” start asking yourself “Which exercises can I do to improve the appearance of my stomach?” Instead of saying “I do not have the time to exercise” try and think “Which parts of my day or week could I possibly dedicate to exercise?” There is a fine line between positive and negative thinking but a significant difference in the impact they will have on your weight loss efforts. I hope this article has shown you just how critical positive thinking is for weight loss success.