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The Positive Weight Loss Approach


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Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make
that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. We all
know that losing weight can be quite a challenge. In fact, for
some, it can be downright tough. It takes time, practice and
support to change lifetime habits. But it's a process you must
learn in order to succeed. You and you alone are the one who has
the power to lose unwanted pounds.

Think like a winner, and not a loser - - remember that emotions
are like muscles and the ones you use most grow the strongest.
If you always look at the negative side of things, you'll become
a downbeat, pessimistic person. Even slightly negative thoughts
have a greater impact on you and last longer than powerful
positive thoughts.

Negative thinking doesn't do you any good, it just holds you back
from accomplishing the things you want to do. When a negative
thought creeps into your mind, replace it reminding yourself that
you're somebody, you have self-worth and you possess unique
strengths and talents.

Contemplate what lies ahead of you. Losing weight is not just
about diets. It's about a whole new you and the possibility of
creating a new life for yourself. Investigate the weight loss
programs that appeal to you and that you feel will teach you the
behavioral skills you need to stick with throughout the weight-
loss process.

First you should look for support among family and friends. It
can be an enormous help to discuss obstacles and share skills and
tactics with others on the same path. You might look for this
support from others you know who are in weight loss programs and
you can seek guidance from someone you know who has lost weight
and kept it off.

There are success stories across the country today. On television
and in newspapers, magazines and tabloids about people who have
miraculously lost untold pounds and kept it off. In all instances
they say their mental attitude as well as their outlook on life
has totally changed.

Diets and weight loss programs are more flexible now than they once
were and there are many prepared foods already portioned out. They
are made attractive and can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Low-
fat and low-calorie foods are on shelves everywhere.

You will probably need to learn new, wiser eating skills. You will
want a weight loss regimen that gives you some control, rather than
imposing one rigid system. Look for one that offers a variety of
different eating plans, so you can choose the one that's best for you.

Keep in mind, too, that your weight loss program will most likely
include some physical exercises. Look at the exercising aspect
of your program as fun and recreation and not as a form of grueling
and sweaty work. The fact is that physical fitness is linked
inseparable to all personal effectiveness in every field. Anyone
willing to take the few simple steps that lie between them and
fitness will shortly begin to feel better, and the improvement will
reflect itself in every facet of their existence.

Doctors now say that walking is one of the best exercises. It helps
the total circulation of blood throughout the body, and thus has a
direct effect on your overall feeling of health. There are things
such as aerobics, jogging, swimming and many other exercises which
will benefit a weight loss program. Discuss the options with your
doctor and take his advice in planning your exercise and weight loss