Sounds strange – very strange indeed – but it is true.
Negative thinking can limit your weight loss.
When you think negative thoughts, you influence the biochemistry of your body.
When you think negatively, your body floods with cortisol and adrenaline.
Cortisol and adrenaline = stress hormones
They’re both stress hormones which cause your body to hold onto extra weight.
While I’m not saying negative thinking actually contains calories, it’s clear that what happens in your head directly influences your body.
Now, I’m not suggesting for a minute that you need to remain in a state of “life is wonderful” every second of the day to lose weight.
But what I am suggesting is breaking that insidious habit of perpetually seeing things worse than they are.
Here’s how to do that.
Remind yourself of this truth:
Your mind creates thoughts like the heart creates beats.
Just because we have thoughts in your head, doesn’t mean we need to believe them.
It’s just your mind creating thoughts.
So the next time you’re tempted to go down a negative rabbit hole of worry, anxiety, negative thoughts – remind yourself that the mind creates thoughts like the heart creates beats.
I hope you found that helpful and I look forward to seeing you next week with another making peace with food tip.
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