If you’re a person that worries about losing weight and then make a big deal of all the reasons why you can’t do it or all the things that are stopping you, it’s time to change your attitude and start being positive about your physical health and the way you look and feel.
When you are taking your health into account, worrying about anything is actually detrimental to your overall well being and that can affect the state of your health. So when you are worrying about whether it’s OK to worry over losing weight, then the answer is simply that is not OK… and here’s why.
When you worry about stuff, whether it’s your job, your financial situation, your family, your personal health and fitness or any other thing that goes on in your life, then you put yourself in a negative, depressed state of mind, which generates unnecessary stress. That has a knock on effect in several areas of your life.
What’s more, it has been proven by a variety of studies that your health is affected in some measure by your ruling mental state. So being in a negative, depressed or unhappy mental state similarly negatively affects the way your body works and that dictates the overall state of your health.
What is Your Goal?
If your goal is to lose weight and you are constantly in a state of negativity, then you are going to hamper your chances of successfully achieving that goal. Did you know that being stressed has actually been shown in various medical studies to cause weight gain! That’s because it has such a negative effect on the way our bodies deal with the food we eat by depressing our digestive systems, that more of the sugars in that food get stored as fat (far more so than when we are not stressed).
Stress also has a negative effect on our ability to get motivated to do the things that are necessary for us to lose weight and maintain a good level of health and fitness. These things primarily involve eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise.
When we’re stressed, we don’t feel like exercising because we feel lethargic, demotivated and tired. We tend to gravitate towards eating more high carb or high sugar content foods and drinking more sugary drinks like soda because of the imbalance in our hormones caused by the stress.
The very idea of starting a new diet, even if it’s a really easy program like Nutrisystem, or another of my recommended programs such as Medifast, Diet-to-Go, Jenny Craig or any of the other meal replacement home delivered dieting solutions that are out there for your convenience. As for getting out of the front door to do some exercise in the fresh air or even trudging to the gym: It is just not going to happen while you’re in an unhappy, depressed state.
How to Feel Positive
This can all be easily fixed by changing our mood and our ruling mental state. We can do this by thinking about nice things, happy experiences, joyful times we have spent and really getting into the feeling place of those experiences.
The depression will be blown away as we start to feel happier and our mood lifts. With it will come the balance of our mental state, which becomes positive and motivated once more. The stress dissipates and we start to feel more like doing some exercise and eating healthier stuff and feeling confident about losing weight once more.
Here’s the medical part of the explanation: The physical exercise actually boosts our serotonin levels, which is the feelgood hormone our body produces by itself. That acts to further boost our up-beat mood and our willingness to do more exercise and eat better to regain the slim, healthy body we know deep down inside we can achieve.
It’s all a case of getting the mind right and everything else gets in line and follows on. When we’re in a negative mental state, life looks dismal and things are either a major pain to do or they simply don’t get done at all because everything is viewed as an uphill struggle.
However, when we are positive, life looks better and everything we do gets done easier and with more pleasure. That’s because everything is seen in a better light, while stress is driven away and our bodies can get on with doing what they are built to do more efficiently!