Setbacks are a natural part of the weight loss journey, but they can cause immense disappointment that has the potential to derail your efforts altogether. Maintaining a positive attitude, especially in the face of disappointment, will help you remain in control of your journey toward a healthy weight and lifestyle.
According to a Journal of the American Medical Association article, which includes data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more people are giving up on managing their weight than ever before.
Importance of a positive mindset
When you commit to staying in a positive mindset above all, you give yourself the strength and resilience to face challenges headlong and overcome setbacks with ease. Furthermore, positive thought patterns can have many beneficial effects on your health, including stress mitigation, improved cardiovascular health and an increased life span. Stress mitigation, in particular, can help you resist food cravings, stay active and make great health decisions day after day. Your switch to positive thought patterns will only serve to improve your health and well being, but you must first get into the habit.
Follow these tips to develop a habit of thinking positively
Replace Negative Words With Affirmations
Whenever you recognize a negative thought, immediately replace it with a positive one. By banishing negative thoughts and focusing on positivity, your subconscious begins to switch to a positive mindset. Over time, positivity will become your initial reaction to challenges and setbacks that threaten to derail your progress. Through repetition, you can change your mindset.
Commit to Starting Anew
Accept that setbacks may happen and commit to starting anew. Try not to let one day of unhealthy eating ruin your whole week. Renew your commitment to losing weight the next hour or day. By staying positive, you can approach the challenges that arise without worry about losing all your progress.
Build a Support System of Likeminded People
To stay on track with your weight loss goals and keep the disappointment from overwhelming you during the hardest moments, build and lean on a support system of like-minded people. Surround yourself with people who have positive mindsets and healthy goals of their own. As you reach important milestones or experience setbacks, you can reach out to these people to celebrate or renew your commitment.
Remaining positive on your weight loss journey
When you stay positive, you can keep discouragement from derailing your efforts to lose weight and keep it off. Pound Melters can help you address challenges and start anew if setbacks occur. We can also help you develop and maintain the positive mindset you need on your side. Our weight loss clinics are located near you in Concord, Rohnert Park, San Rafael, and Vacaville CA. Or submit our website contact form and we’ll be in touch.