The Potency of Visualizing Weight Loss Success

There is a huge benefit to using every trick in the book to stay motivated to succeed in your weight loss strategy and achieve your own goals. One such trick is to make full use of images to help you to keep on the straight and narrow path that leads to your success.

Images can be powerful when used to help motivate a person to stick to their chosen program or strategy. This article takes a look at how it works and how this can be used to great advantage for your own slimming program.

What Kind of Images

The first thing you need to be aware of is the kind of images that will motivate you to keep up with your own methods, as well as those that can actually hold you back. It doesn’t matter what kind of weight loss strategy you are employing, whether it be a fitness regime or a diet program such as Nutrisystem, Medifast, the Dukan Diet or a customized diet sheet you got from a nutritionist.

You need to aim for what will make you feel good and be in the frame of mind to win. It might sound obvious, but the kind of pictures that are positive in nature will spur you onward to success while negative ones will reign you in.

But What is Positive and What is Negative?

Positive images are ones that not only make you feel good when you look at them, but they have the effect of impressing your subconscious mind with the advantages of having already achieved the success you desire. So a picture of a nice looking, slim person with a relatively fit, toned figure looking back at you from your fridge door is positive.

A negative image is one that makes you feel bad and impresses the subconscious with failure and the “I can’t do it” attitude. So a picture of a fat person staring at you from your fridge door is actually negative. Even when you think it might remind you of what you are trying not to be any more.

Success is a state of mind and when that mind is in a positive state, you will succeed.

Fat vs Thin

But why, you might ask does this work? The simple answer is that you need to impress your mind with the successful outcome you are trying to achieve to get the full motivational power of the image.

You should always focus on what you want and never focus on what you don’t want! Focusing on what you don’t want (in this instance, being a fat person), all you do is impress you mind with looking and feeling fat. That can destroy your self esteem, wreck your confidence and dissolve your motivation to work toward that which you do want!

It cannot be stressed enough that if you are determined enough to lose weight, then you will do so through your own commitment and by sticking to the basics before trying out all the extra stuff that can often clutter up any straight forward and working plan of action.

So use positive images and you will amaze yourself at how they can help you achieve what you set out to achieve.

Do Not Fail Yourself!

Failing to lose weight on whatever strategy you have chosen to work with can be pretty soul destroying, never mind a costly mistake in some cases. But how much of that failure can you really and truly attribute to a diet or your strategy itself and how much of the blame do you honestly think lies with you?

You only have to read up on some of the complaints from failed dieters that proliferate the Internet to see that there is no one diet solution that is easy and foolproof. Many would very easily work for most people who stick to their guns, but too many look for excuses to quit, whether it be conscious or not.

In fact, one could speculate as to the real reason those who do not succeed end up complaining loudly that this or that diet failed them as being more likely that they were the ones who failed the diet and not the other way around. They ingrain negative images in their minds of failing and then they go right ahead and fail!

Turn Failure into Success

This goes for just about any of the major diet solutions that are around today. While the majority of dieters will lose weight with their chosen diet companies or programs, most of them tend to keep quiet about their success. After all, you lost weight and now you’re enjoying wearing those great clothes, so what’s there to shout about?

On the flip side, the ones that failed to lose weight are prone to make a noise about it, especially if they themselves had a hand in that failure by not adhering to the diet one hundred percent. The reason for that is because they would rather make a noise and blame the diet for their failure than admit they cheated or didn’t follow the diet’s instructions to the letter!

Don’t be one of those failures!

You can stamp out failure by replacing it with faith in yourself and your ability to succeed if you really are determined to succeed. Faith is the opposite of failure and where faith is strong, failure just can’t get a look in!

As long as you go into whatever strategy you have chosen with strong faith in yourself as a success and visualize that success in your mind every day, you’ll win. Stay determined and persistent in striving for the win, stick to the diet or whatever plan you’re using and you might just surprise yourself at what you really can achieve when you really want to and really pit your heart and soul into it!

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Weight Loss: Is it All a State of Mind?

You’ve probably heard it said that successfully losing weight is really all in the state of mind of the slimmer. How true is that and how does that even work?

One aspect of succeeding in the process of losing those unwanted extra pounds is to have the right mental attitude towards it. With a positive and motivated state of mind, you can achieve far more than without it. It could be seen as one of the less used but more powerful of the techniques that a person can be given because the mind is such a powerful tool when used correctly.

So this article takes a look at how you can switch your mental state from a debilitating, predominantly negative and downwards facing aspect to a predominantly positive and upward facing one.

Are You Negative?

The first thing that you must face is what is causing you to be negative, if you actually are. Often, we don’t even think about our mental state because it has become second nature through a long period of being and we simply don’t even realize that we are being negative.

But the signs are there for anyone who cares to look. It all has to do with the mental conversations that you have with yourself throughout the day and how they are gauged. Here are a couple of real life examples.

Do you find yourself looking at a traffic jam and thinking how bad it is and that someone should do something about it? Or do you see workmen digging up the road in the same spot they were digging it up just a few weeks ago and think to yourself that this is a terrible waste of resources and all the problems it must be causing?

Or do you see a panhandler in the street and think to yourself how terrible society must be to allow this to even happen? Well, all those things are negative!

A Shift in Your Perception

Instead of viewing the bad in what is going on around you, you need to make a shift in perception and start seeing the good in things. This is positive and will bring you some rather amazing results when you stick to them.

So now the panhandler takes on a new guise. Instead of being a problem, think about how much better of he’d be if he picked himself up and got a job.

View the road works as providing those workmen with jobs so they can pay their bills and feed their families while they fix what could be a problem. Maybe the work they do will improve the drainage so next time it rains the road will be clear of dangerous, deep puddles.

Or maybe they are repairing a broken power cable and by fixing it they will be bringing light and heat to the people living in the nearby buildings. What has any of this got to do with losing weight?

A Positive Habit

Plenty. When you start to get into the habit of seeing the good in situations that you come across, you will also see the good in the prospect of going on a diet and starting an exercise plan while making use of any good information or advice that you have. This motivates you to not only get started but to stick to your plan for your own personal improvement.

This of course will result in your losing those excess pounds easily because you are going at the problem with a workable solution that you endorse wholeheartedly. One which will bring you greater success than you may have ever realized was possible.

Is Weight Something to be Lost?

Another mental aspect of the whole concept of what we like to call weight loss is that we could be going at it in completely the wrong way. There is a theory that you should stop trying to “lose weight” at all (in your mind, that is).

Why would anyone do that?

Well, we as human beings are pre-programmed with an instinctive set of behavioral rules, one of which is that if we lose something, what is the first thing we do? We go look for it, that’s what.

So if we’re thinking and internalizing the concept of losing weight, once we’ve lost it, we are going to do whatever is necessary to get it back! Sort of a nice way of explaining why a huge percentage of dieters put it all back once they quit the diet, doesn’t it!

A better way of internalizing it is to see yourself at the weight and size you want to be and focus only on that as a definite goal to be achieved and then maintained. That’s doing it with a positive outlook and by being positive we set up a line of action that we feel good about following.

So how much of this process of getting back into shape is mental and how much physical?

The best way to understand how that’s going to work out is to remember that our bodies are little more than biological machines that do what the mind tells them to do. In fact, they can ONLY do what the mind tells them to do!

So you need to be in control of your mind first and foremost before the body falls into line with what you really want. So what do you really want?

If it’s a slimmer, great looking figure, you need to get your mind into the right attitude first. Then you need to get serious about doing what ever it takes physically to bring about the result you really want.

Because if you don’t get totally serious about it and do that diet program, do those exercises and make a commitment to improve every day, how can you possibly expect to succeed? Yep. it’s all in the mind about setting into action your plan for success and when you do, the physical side of things as in your body has to follow the mind’s lead and do what it’s told.

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Enjoy Losing Weight

Are you thinking about losing some weight and wondering if it’s possible to go about it in an enjoyable way? Well, the truth is it really can be something you enjoy doing.

of course, it always helps when you have some really good information to work with and you can get some really good ones from the Internet. Simply by doing some solid research can bring forth some pretty inspiring results.

With a huge collection of tips and ideas floating around all over the place, it is your own researches that will reel them all in and put them together into a coherent list.

Do Some Reading and Learning

Once you have your tips, it is a good idea to sift through what you have for duplicates and then to weed out the ones that are clearly unusable, at least by you. Then you can further whittle down the list to those tips that you believe you can work with.

That’s because it is no good having some great ideas that might work really well for someone else but be totally impractical for you. What you will be left with after this process will be some really good, workable methods and ideas that you can then put into practice for your own benefit in losing weight in as easy, effective but above all enjoyable way.

Easier than You May Think

In fact, plenty of people have really fallen in love with the idea that you can actually shed the excess pounds without practically killing yourself to do it. There are so many really great snippets of information available for anyone who has the time and inclination to go looking for them that no one really has any excuses for being overweight these days.

This could even be a part of the answer to the nation’s obesity problem. In fact, the Internet has given this generation such a boost in terms of providing all the information you could ever want on just about anything and it is all for free.

Research Counts: Knowledge is Power When It’s Acted Upon

You’ll find that just by searching around on search engines you’ll manage to locate a load of really helpful websites like this one all dealing with various aspects of understand the process of losing weight from understanding dieting to taking exercise and all else in between. You can even find some that deal with the mental aspect of why we are overweight and what we can do for ourselves with our own mental attitudes to combat that condition.

It is really eye opening when you start to educate yourself as to the real reasons why we get fat and why the numbers are increasing rather than decreasing with all this information available to all regular folks with access to the Internet.

Making a Success of It

When you have come to the conclusion that it’s high time to start losing some of those extra pounds that have been piling on lately, just remember that there are many options available to you in order to do that. To be truly successful in an enjoyable way, a lot depends upon your personal needs in terms of the number of pounds you need to lose, your height and build, your current diet and your lifestyle.

If you lead a fast paced life and find you have little time for the more conventional types of diet, there is an excellent option from diet food delivery programs such as Nutrisystem or Medifast for example. These programs really do take all the work and hassle out of dieting while providing you with a complete solution to your needs.

Their diets are very easy to follow and you probably won’t find a more convenient way to lose weight, since they deliver all your meals for a whole four week period covering the three main meals every day plus two additional snacks for eating between meals. All the food is delivered to your home so you don’t even need to visit the grocery store. If this sounds like an extremely convenient and easy to do diet solution, you would be correct!

Make Sure To Read Diet Reviews

Perhaps you read about this way of dieting in one of the many reviews that are published online, or perhaps you saw an advertisement on TV or in a magazine. Perhaps you already read my very own analysis of Nutrisystem here on this site.

Either way, you will find that there probably is no easier way to diet in a way that not only provides all the nutritional requirements for your body in a collection of low calorie meals, but presents the food in a varied and exciting way that makes it enjoyable and fulfilling too.

And that is one of the simplest rules of success when reducing your body’s size through diet. Keeping things simple and making it convenient and easy makes sticking with the diet through to the end much easier for people.

Most failures come from quitting a diet early because it was either too complicated to follow or the dieter simply got bored with it or they didn’t enjoy it.

With a simple, convenient and interesting diet, this doesn’t happen. So the dieter is far more likely to complete the diet and lose many more pounds because of it!

So don’t put it off any longer. Start putting some of this into practice right away cause there is a thin person waiting to get out of a fat body!

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