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How can attitude affect weight loss?

The Dictionary defines the word Attitude as;

“…manners, disposition, sentiment, position, etc;

with a tendency or orientation especially of the mind, as a negative or positive attitude”.

What does the word attitude mean for you and your weight loss?

Maybe use comments like;

It’s not fair that I hardly eat anything.

Anything I’m wondering about? Maybe you’re not eating enough! It is advisable to eat at least three good and healthy meals a day to keep your metabolism going. Otherwise, your body will cling to every ounce of fat it can, because it thinks there’s a famine and doesn’t know it’s starving it on purpose. If you eat properly, you won’t panic and you’ll know another meal is coming soon.

I just have to look at a donut to get fat.

Real! The moment the body sees or smells sugar, it begins to prepare itself by releasing insulin, which is the hormone that stores fat and is one of the reasons why your mouth waters.

I have tried every diet under the sun and none of it works.

The more restrictive diets you go on, the lower your metabolism will be and the harder it will be to lose weight. So this could be a positive attitude because it will encourage you to change. As Mark Twain said;

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.”

I give up, I’ll just eat what I like and pay the consequences.

I wonder what exactly “Eat what I like” means to you.

Whether it’s sugary and starchy or processed and refined foods, you’re headed for disaster! This type of food is addictive, and the carbohydrates and sugar will go directly to the fat cells with the help of insulin.

I’ll show the world that I just don’t care, you can be fat and healthy after all.

This one is so common among people who have been struggling and finally gave up. But you know, you don’t have to take this attitude. Help is available. If you like to read, there are good books available from authors like John Biffra, Zoe Harcombe, Gary Taubes, and Michael Pollen. Or there are forums and websites with so much information to browse. There are weight loss coaches like me. Try looking up the word Paleo on the internet – this is a whole new way of eating. Yes, you can be fat and fit, but it really depends on how fat you are; The more you are, the more difficult it will be for you to move correctly. So you may need to start eating in a way that you lose some weight first before you can really get in shape.

I want to lose weight for Christmas, tell me something that works fast.

I’m afraid this won’t work! Yes, if you simply eat virtually nothing or drink protein shakes for every meal between now and Christmas, you can achieve rapid weight loss. But what will happen on and after Christmas? You got it! You will put it all back. You want to look good all the time, don’t you? Not just for Christmas. The moment you start eating those mince pies and drinking the booze, the body will sigh and start conserving fat again.

I’ll wear what I like, I’m beautiful just the way I am and if everyone thinks I’m ugly, that’s their problem!

Is this their attitude or yours speaking? Yes, you are beautiful just the way you are and if you truly believe that, then that love will help you take care of yourself and make the most of your assets.

But you have to ask yourself if this is really true.

Do I really love myself?

Do I dress to impress or with a defiant attitude?

If the answer is yes, you may be wondering if you are doing the best for your body.

Can you think of a new attitude you could adopt to make things better and give yourself a goal to reach?

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