Keep weight-loss! It is possible to lose weight and not gain it back. There is nothing more discouraging than to lose weight and gain it back.
Have you have experienced the joy of victory, when you have lost weight?
Have you experienced the agony of gaining back your weight loss?
Do you want to lose weight and not gain it back?
After you have reached your ideal weight, you begin to relax and enjoy your new body image. The need to punish and deprive you for eating wrong and not exercising enough is no longer necessary. You began to reward yourself for your weight loss and new body image. You enjoy the way you look in your clothes. You enjoy your greater flexibility. The acknowledgment of your weight loss by your friends and family thrills you. You have greater passion for living. You have more confidence in your relationships. You like what you see in the mirror.
Logically, these benefits from losing weight should be rewarding enough to maintain permanent weight loss. Logically and consciously, the rewards for attaining your ideal weight are the benefits from being thin.
Why aren't the benefits from weight loss strong enough to maintain weight loss? Unconsciously, the rewards for attaining your ideal weight are eating as in the past and and insufficient exercise.
Successful weight loss and programs to lose weight fail, because people's motivation and thinking prevent successful maintenance of weight loss. In order to maintain permanent weight loss, you must change your thinking.
Unconsciously, for many people food is a reward and functions as a tranquilizer. When food functions as a reward or tranquilizer, successful maintenance of weight loss is impossible. From this perspective, losing weight is associated with punishment and grounding, because of past over-eating and not exercising. No one likes to be punished and deprived. No one likes to be punished and deprived permanently.
If losing weight is motivated and associated with punishing and depriving you, you are doomed to fail. Although you enjoy your weight loss and want to maintain your weight loss, unconsciously your mind begins to sabotage you.
Why? For your unconscious mind, the reward for successful weight loss is over-eating again and insufficient exercising.
Successful maintenance of weight loss only is possible when obesity, overeating and failure to exercise are perceived as punishments, while weight loss, eating right and exercising are thought of as rewards.
You're thinking and motivation for losing and maintaining weight loss must change. Eating wrong and living without sufficient exercise can no longer be the reward. Thinness, eating right, and exercising must become rewards rather than punishments.
Before you begin any change in your eating patterns, change your thinking and maintain healthy thinking through out the weight loss period and after you have lost your excess weight.
For more information on changing your thinking to maintain weight loss, e-mail Dr. Hal at firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Hal has written about 15 way to change your thinking in order to maintain weight loss.
The programs, I Live within the Environment Created by My Choices and The North Star Mental Fitness Program, can be applied for losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Please, visit our website northstarmentalfitness.com for more information about the mental fitness program.
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Remember, You Live in the Environment Created by Your Choices!
Life and Mental Fitness Coach