Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Take a moment and write down or upon all the thoughts that come to mind when you think about dieting or losing weight.
" I'm an eater" " I'll never be thin so I have to be happy with who I am" " dieting is for schmucks" " I'm not a dieter" "I can maybe lose twenty pounds but I'll secretly always be a fatty" "I would have been scary-beautiful if I were thin."
How many of those thoughts are negative? Several typical categories of thinking emerge when people record their thoughts about dieting. These include perfectionistic thinking, negative evaluation and labeling, generalization, and focus on failure. By recognizing and changing these thought patterns you could be on your way to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Generalizing: the way I've done it before is how it will always be. The only thing we can expect is change. You cannot get results without putting in work, so don't be afraid to try. Plus, your body is already changing. God knows how this journey will look?!