In order to be successful with your weight loss goals, you must have a weight loss mindset. This mindset must include include 3 crucial beliefs.
You need to believe:
1. POSSIBILITY: It is possible for you to get a slimmer body.
2. ACHIEVEMENT: You are able to lose weight or to get a slimmer body.
3. WORTHINESS: You deserve to lose weight or to get a slimmer body.
Possibility is almost always mistaken for competence. We think that something isn't possible, that we aren't able to lose weight when really we don't know how to do it - we don't have the knowledge or resources to be able to lose weight. This is especially true in people who have tried countless diets with little or no success.
It is possible though, regardless of your situation. You can't prove that it isn't possible - you can only say that you haven't achieved it yet.
Beliefs are not fact.
Beliefs are just our best guess at something and we often sell ourselves short. Do you think you have put a mental ceiling on your achievements? Do you think you have hindered your weight loss success through your beliefs about yourself?
Most of us tend to make others aware of our short comings, when we can't do something. If you take a day out and observe people and what they say, you should notice how often people say they can't do this or they can't do that. We all think this is being modest, when in fact its not. Modesty is not boasting about what we can do, it isn't boasting about what we can't!
Once you become aware of yourself voicing your inability to lose weight, you can stop yourself voicing it. If you continue to voice your inability to lose weight, it will hold you back from achieving your weight loss goals. If you find it difficult to stop voicing your inability, a good alternative is to add the word "yet" to the end of your statements.
"I haven't been able to lose weight...yet"
"I can't lose weight...yet".
It is also important not to make excuses for your weight loss failures. If you do not have the knowledge to lose weight, go out and get it. Set tasks that you need to do in order to achieve your slimmer figure.
A general belief that you should try to hold is:
You have not yet reached the limit of what you are capable of.
Keeping this in mind will help you to achieve your weight loss goals.
Do you deserve to lose weight? Does it make you feel uncomfortable to say you deserve to? If it does, this should help you figure out any obstacles that are in your way to achieving your goal. List them and work out how you can overcome them.
e.g. I don't have the correct knowledge to lose weight - to overcome this I am going to do some research and find a suitable diet program or expert to help me.