We all know that the mind is our most powerful muscle, but what do you do if your mind works against your diet plan?
Few of us realize how much we beat ourselves up mentally, setting ourselves up for failure before we even try. If you’re willing to get fit and lose weight, the first thing you need to kick into shape is your brain, and the rest will follow.
So, how about some brain exercises?
These won’t require any physical effort, but they may be emotionally draining. If you stick with it, however, you will feel liberated, and chances are, you’ll finally be able to lose the weight and get back to being healthy. You may even end up happy as a result.
Let's discuss some of the not-so-famous mind-boggling exercises:
#1. The first exercise:
You are capable of losing weight! Remove the word that can’t come from your vocabulary. It’s time to train your brain to think you can lose weight and that it will be easy. Every morning, do twelve repetitions of saying to yourself: “I CAN and WILL lose weight.”
#2. The second exercise:
Your happiness does not revolve around a number! Stop telling yourself that you’ll be happy when you reach X amount of pounds. If it takes prolonged to reach there, your brain will step in and advise you that you’ll never make it, so why bother? Every afternoon, do twelve repetitions of telling yourself: “I am happy RIGHT NOW, and I am choosing to lose weight to improve my health.”
#3. The third exercise:
You can put that piece of cake down! The time between dinner and bed is the hardest for many people. You get hungry, your blood sugar dips and that piece of the cake starts to have a diabolical conversation with your brain. Short circuit that conversation and take your brain off of that track. Every night, do twelve repetitions of saying to yourself: “I do NOT need that piece of cake. I will live until I get to bed, even if I do not have a snack.”
These three exercises will help you whip your brain back into shape. You’ll start thinking thin, and as a result, you’ll be able to get there. Now, you can’t rely on this to lose weight; you will need to cut calories and start exercising, but it can enormously impact your success rate.
If your brain is keeping you from losing weight, it is time to say enough is enough and take control. Once you do this, you’ll find that everything will improve, including your self-confidence.
After years of being overweight, many have realized that we are unattractive, unworthy people. If you stop that cycle, you will open up an entirely new world, virtually devoid of self-recrimination. And when you do that, you’ll be on the road to a mentally and physically healthy future.
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