I think we can all agree that everyone is capable of eating healthy. It’s not like we are being forced to indulge in bad foods. But day after day, for whatever reason, we eat too much, eat bad foods, have too much sugar, etc. Research indicates that those who have a positive outlook on life are more likely to lose weight-and stay thin. But how do we stay positive when all the magazines we see showcase rail thin women or lean, muscular men and we are neither?
Well, the good news is that there is hope. Why is it that someone who has been out of shape for years and always complained about it is now suddenly fit? Or that overweight person who felt terrible about their body for years recently celebrated dropping 100 pounds? The answer is, it was nothing more than changing their thoughts. First, they made a decision (as they had many times in the past), convinced themselves they could do it, and went out and did it! And so can you. Below are six mental tricks that helped me along the way to better health.