Affirmations For a Prospective Weight-Reducer

If you want to be slimmer, you must feed your body, not starve it.

If you always do what you’ve always done – you will always get what you have always had.

Eating tends to be an automatic process, often done without much thought or appreciation.  Get yourself a notepad and start writing down what you eat and drink.  Once you become aware of your habits and patterns, changing them becomes easier.

If you want to be slimmer, fitter and healthier, make the decision to change.  Get the right information.  Commit to achieving your goal; then cut yourself off from all other possibilities.

The willingness to be slimmer comes from within you.  You can do almost anything if you truly decide to.

If you think about eating when you’re not hungry, ask yourself – do you like it enough to wear it?!

Jump start your system.  Start eating more fresh foods.  Your body knows what to do with them and copes much more readily than with chemically-altered food-like alternatives.

Rather than measuring your success by how much you weigh, ask yourself: Do I feel better? Do I FEEL slimmer? How are my clothes fitting me? Do I have more energy? Am I eating only when I’m hungry?

First we form habits, then they form us.  Conquer your bad habits or they will eventually conquer you.

The only good reason to eat is hunger – plain and simple.

The benefits of exercise, apart from making you slimmer, are almost endless – exercise reduces arthritis, back pain, cancer, diabetes, fatty deposits in arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, stress and tension, strokes.

Exercise increases appetite control, efficiency of the digestive system, energy, delivery of nutrients to the body, secretion of endorphins which act as relaxants, ability to sleep well.

Being active will make you feel attractive.

My philosophy is that, no only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

Think before you eat, different feelings, events, times and trigger situations can make you feel like eating, regardless of whether you are really hungry.  So if you are triggered to eat for any reason apart from hunger – do something else!

Before you eat, ask yourself: How hungry am I? What will feel good in my stomach? How will this food make me feel after I have eaten it? If I am not hungry, what am I?– Ask yourself this question and figure out the answer.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his or her life by altering his or her attitude of mind.

Don’t bury your feelings under food.  Food is not the enemy, it’s is life source, it’s essential.

We were born with bodies that only wanted food when we needed it.  Overeating and eating when we are not hungry has been caused by learned habits.  All you need to do is re-discover your natural relationship with food.

You are what you eat: Think of your body as a high-performance sports car.  You would put the best quality fuel in would’nt you?  How about the right fuel for your body … fuel which allows you to become slimmer, fitter and healthier?

You have come too far in life to take orders from a packet of crisps or a chocolate bar.

Slow down your eating – put your knife and fork down in between bites and give your stomach the opportunity to tell your brain when it has had enough.

Water is an essential part of your bodily needs, second only to oxygen.  Drink 2-3 litres of pure water each day.

Every time you say ‘no thank you’ to food when you are not hungry, you are saying ‘yes’ to being slimmer.

Change the thoughts in your head and weight loss will follow.

Walk you way to slimness.  Anyone can do it. You can do it at your own pace.  It’s easy. It will get you where your are going.  It’s good for the environment.

Outcomes are like destinations – you have to decide on them in advance if you want to get to where you want to be.

Fruit and vegetables.  Fruit and veggies play a very important part in a balanced diet.  They are full of vitamins and minerals (if organic) and they are really good for you.  Consciously make the effort to include more of them in your daily diet.

You can have anything you want if you want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.

It is difficult to enjoy the bite in your mouth if you are already looking at the next one on your fork – slow down your eating.

Whatever you eat when you are not hungry will be turned into fat.  Your body is storing it for later.  Just in case you need it.

Always picture in your mind how you want to be, not how you think you are.

Beans and lentils have very little fat but plenty of protein and complex carbohydrate.  Chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, black eye beans, French beans, lima beans and butter beans.

Your metabolism is always running higher earlier in the day, so whatever you eat then will be digested more easily than what you eat later in the day.  If you want to feel good about yourself and counter the negative effects of stress at the same time – do some regular activity.

The quality of your life depends on the questions you ask yourself.  What you focus on is what you get.  Try asking more empowering questions like ‘What can I do today that will move me forward?’ ‘How can I become slimmer right now?’ or ‘What can I do today that will keep me going on the road to becoming slimmer?’

Treat your body with respect – listen to your body.  Love it. Give yourself positive messages every day.  Feed your body with nutritious ‘living food’ and cleanse it with pure water.  Exercise it.  Rest it.  Enjoy it.

Many diets tell you not to eat certain foods.  You can. If you are telling yourself what you should’nt eat, you are actually focusing your mind on it. ‘I must not eat chocolate’.  Instead, remind yourself – you have a choice.  You can eat what you want.  The questions to ask yourself are ‘Do I really want it?’, ‘What will it do for me if I eat it?’ ‘Am I really hungry?’, ‘Is there a more delicious and healthy alternative?

Repetition is the mother of all skill.

Think before you shop.  When you go shopping – ask yourself what food you need to have in store and what meals you want to eat.  Read the labels and choose foods that have a high nutritional value.  Shop more often and buy fresh foods, particularly fruit and vegetables.  Watch out for hidden fat and sugar.   Look to cut down/out on E numbers.

How to tell when you are ready to go food-shopping? – You already ate.  You made a list……..

Hidden fats: About 60% of the fat we eat is hidden in items such as chocolate, biscuits, cakes and crisps.

The easiest way to change your body is to eat the highest quality, lowest fat, highest volume food.  Wherever possible go for unprocessed, whole grain products – brown rice, brown pasta, organic wholemeal bread, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc.

YOU CAN DO IT! – It’s up to you.  You have the resources and the knowledge to make the difference you want to make to your life.  The only person who can make you slimmer is you!  There is no diet or magic formula that will transform your life.  The responsibility is yours.

The one word you will need is NO!

Hey! This is your life, your body, your wellbeing.  Next time a bar of chocolate tells you to eat it, tell it to shut up!

You have not failed 1,000 times.  You have successfully found 1,000 ways that did not work.  Believing it is achieving it. Mistakes are not failures, they are lessons for success. Don’t take your eyes off the goal.

Success is the other side of failure. Relaxation – is the only sure-fire long term method of coping with stress.  It’s cheap and does not damage your health.  Identify your personal pressure points.  Select the relaxation techniques which work for you.  Practice them until they become an automatic response. You are what you repeatedly do.

There is no such thing as failure, only feedback.

Be patient and give yourself plenty of credit as you develop new patterns.

Be lucky and enjoy your life.

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