Most human beings are really good at negative self-talk. We create obstacles that don’t need to be there. We make things more difficult than they really need to be. We also have a tendency to turn little bumps in the road into huge hurdles. We then use those self-invented hurdles as excuses to stop us from accomplishing our goals. One of the keys to losing weight is to recognize the negative self-talk when it is happening and make a conscious effort to turn it around and replace it with positive affirmations.
The following are four examples of negative self-talk that dieters commonly engage in followed by a positive affirmation you can replace it with.
1a: I hate exercise. It’s too hard. 1b: I love the way exercise makes me feel all day!
2a: I don’t have the energy to diet.2b: Getting healthy is going to give me so much more energy!
3a: Losing weight is too hard; I’m hungry all the time. 3b: I...