If you don't believe in yourself or your goals for weight loss, then you're in for a long hard road when trying to lose weight. Recent studies, including a Harvard study that can be read about in the article "'Mind Over Matter' DOES Matter when Trying to Lose Weight", show that the mind does indeed impact our life goals, including weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Doesn't Have to Be Hard
The interesting truth is that many believe that it takes hard work to get anything in life that we want. And that statement is true because people 'believe' it. We buy into the fact that everything has to be 'hard' in life if we are to achieve our goals and dreams. We need to slave away at work to get the next promotion or increase. We need to run ourselves ragged to make it to every meeting for our children. We need to push ourselves 110% to be perceived as 'worthy' and having a good 'work ethic'. But why do we think these things are true? The truth is, they are true because we 'believe' them to be. I know it might seem like a bit too much to swallow, but our lives are what they are based on truths that we create for ourselves, and typically because someone else told us it was 'true'. But, the great news is that it's up to us to determine what's really 'true' for our own lives, and what we truly 'believe' is up to each one of use to define for ourselves.
And another great news flash: life in general doesn't have to be hard any more than weight loss does. If you set your mind to it and truly believe in yourself, your worth, and your goals, you will lose weight easily and smoothly. In the end, you'll have a happy result that leads to the life you dream about. But again, you need to believe you deserve that life. And I assure you, you do deserve it.
Belief in Ourselves is Critical for Weight Loss
When we don't believe in ourselves, then our life is much harder than it needs to be; not to mention we're typically unhappy when we lack belief. And first, to conquer any lack of belief we may have, we need to understand our limiting belief systems and what's holding us back from weight loss and the life that we want to live. Often, this is a 'peeling back the layers' process to get to the core reason as to why we don't believe we deserve something in life, including weight loss. More information about limiting beliefs and overcoming them can be found by in the blog "Limiting Beliefs May be Holding You Back from Losing Weight" and "Why Visualization Works for Weight Loss".
So do whatever it takes to get to the mindset and attitude that enables you to believe in your goals and you to make the path to weight loss much easier for you. Read this article and the articles mentioned within it as many times as you need to so it can sink in and resonate, and look for other positive attitude and thinking books and CDs that can help you stay on track to believe in yourself to achieve your weight loss goals.