Like most goals in life that are possible, you have to have a mindset to lose weight. You have to believe you can do it. As one women in our weight loss program wrote beneath her “After Photograph“ - “ Todo es Posible ” (Anything is Possible).
The ability to lose excess weight starts in our head.
The wire sculpture ( see above ) named "Wonderland" by Barcelona-based artist Jaume Plensa in downtown Calgary, Canada is a good example. The sculptor had these words to describe his artwork:
“My vision for Wonderland is to inspire everyone who experiences the sculpture,” Plensa said last year when installation began. “I believe the architecture of our bodies is the palace for our dreams.”
Reader's Digest recently published a review of weight loss based on scientific research. One of the recommndeatopn is to "Practice Mindfulness". Periodically , People magazine provides inspirational stories about people losing 100 pounds. Each personal transformation has their own advice, but certain patterns and strategies emerge:
1. Set non-weight goals. Like this month, I want to begin to walk 10,000 steps.
2. Don't get discouraged. Find a supportive environment . You can share your struggles and successes on our online social media support community SLIMDOWN®
Jon Gabriel, the author of The Gabriel Method, a book in which he shares his weight-loss lost over 200 pounds without surgery. He writes: " I lost over 200 pounds and have kept it off for over a decade, so I can tell you from experience that of everything I’ve ever tried, there is nothing as powerful as using your mind to change your body."
“I don’t care how well you eat, how much you exercise, or how many books you read; if you’re not dealing with the mental and emotional stresses in your life and integrating your mind into your healing process, you’ll never achieve your weight-loss goals long term.”
3. Track your efforts. Write it down. How many glasses of water did you drink? Did you "go back for seconds"? Eat a big dessert?
The bottom line is if you believe, dream, or want to change your habits, they become lifestyle changes.