When we start that hard battle that is to lose weight, many times the worst enemy is our mind , which does not stop sabotaging us and makes us give in to our goal of losing weight . A good internal talk can be crucial to succeed and not have self-destructive thoughts that do not allow us to lose weight properly .

Thoughts that don’t help you lose weight

Should I deprive myself of that? Our mind is in a constant dilemma and we wonder if we really should deprive ourselves of that food that may break our diet, why do it? First we must get the word “deprivation” out of mind, no, we are not depriving ourselves of anything, it is about necessity, the correct question would be: do I really need to eat that? If you can beat this step, you will already be a little closer to the goal of losing weight.

Postponing the diet by deceiving ourselves

The “tomorrow I start ” is a self-destructive thought that we must eradicate forever from our mind, things start today, tomorrow could not come or it could become tomorrow again. Think about why tomorrow and not today, as the popular saying goes “Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.” Remember that the sooner you start, the sooner you will see weight loss results .

Do not have time

It is very easy to blame time, and say: ” I do not have time for reducing diets or exercise .” We all know that it is an excuse that prevents us from facing the truth, that we really have no “will.” The time for us and our health must always exist, let’s start to change that idea. Whether or not we have time is just a matter of decision.

Have lots of work

Another of the most common excuses that sabotage our idea of ​​losing weight is work , that idea only tries to victimize and evade responsibility. Everyone works and that is no excuse for not exercising and starting a good diet. Change that negative idea and try to associate it with success in life: “I work a lot, and I also have time for myself.”

Have a slow metabolism

When you try to lose weight through diet or exercise (or both) and do not begin to see results, the easiest thing is to evade responsibility and look for blame; in this case blame our slow metabolism .

While it is true that some people are genetically predisposed to being overweight, it is no excuse for being overweight, much less not trying to change it if it is to improve the quality of life. Instead of blaming our metabolism, try harder and find one of the many ways to speed up your metabolism, here you can see these practical ways to speed up your metabolism .

Eating prohibited foods in the diet

How many times did we say that we would just try and end up finishing that ice cream or cake that we only promised to take a couple of bites. Cheating on the diet is very common, but it ends up being harmful to ourselves, since we cheat on ourselves and this can make us lose confidence that we can achieve our goals. Try to be honest with yourself to keep your confidence and self-esteem high that will be necessary to lose weight, especially if you are very overweight.

Believing that we can already eat unhealthy food

After a lot of hard work exercising you may think you deserve a reward and you are probably right, but it shouldn’t be a chocolate cake or chicken wings. The real reward for that effort is a healthy body and feeling more vital than ever. Stay firm in your goals and you can give yourself rewards, which are not exactly food but something that makes you feel that you are on the right track.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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