Lose Weight with Positive Affirmations

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Loss weight with positive affirmations. Then read about the 177 weight loss tips (listed below).
Loss weight with positive affirmations. Then read about the 177 weight loss tips (listed below).

Mind over Weight

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Im taking part in the March 2010 Helpful Health Hubs Contest of 30 Hubs in 30 Days. Visit my other Hubs and help with the celebration of Health & Wellness Month
Im taking part in the March 2010 Helpful Health Hubs Contest of 30 Hubs in 30 Days. Visit my other Hubs and help with the celebration of Health & Wellness Month

Write Down your Affirmations

There are many different diets waiting to slim down you pocketbook. The fact is, most of these don’t work. The juice diet, cabbage diet, South Beach diet, Mediterranean Diet, the Zone, Slim-Fast, the grapefruit diet, and on and on. Okay, a couple of these listed do work, but only if you stay with them for life. Once you are off a diet, it is a matter of time before you gain it all back and then some. I know because I have been a yo-yo dieter. I was on the Akins diet several years back. It was the only diet that seemed to work. But like all other diets, it takes a certain amount of self discipline. If you miss one day of the diet, your body takes a major setback. Akins is a diet that needs to be done for life otherwise the weight goes back on.

This is true with all diets. Most of us will go on a diet and lose the weight. Once we are comfortable with our bodies, we will stop dieting and continue back to the weight gain. This is called the yo-yo diet.

How do you overcome the yo-yo dieting?

How do you stay on a weight loss regime and have the discipline to not return to unhealthy habits?

It is not as easy as it sounds. First you need to change you way of thinking. Release you negative energies. Gain positive thoughts. A positive mind releases positive energy.

Set some time out for yourself and write down your affirmations on paper. Begin with your main goal in mind. “I want to lose 20 pounds in 30 days.” Or “I want to lose enough weight to fit in that wedding dress I wore 5 years ago.”

Once you set down your main plan of action on paper, start over with re-programming your mind. Never say, “I want…” because you will always be wanting. Wanting to lose those 20 pounds is something in the future and far out of reach. Negative energies of you subconscious know this. Trick your mind into believing you are 20 pounds lighter.

If your desired weight is 120 pounds, then you need to “be” 120 pounds “in your mind” from the moment you make the decision to change your self talk. Re-write your affirmation to read something like this: “I am healthy, fit and weighing 120 pounds.”

Your subconscious is a powerful tool. Successful hypnosis has helped many people. Before I had my daughter I didn’t take Novocain at the dentist office. I used self-hypnosis to put myself in another place and it worked. Positive affirmation is the same way. Tell you subconscious that you already fit in that wedding dress and your body will do the rest.

I admit it isn’t easy if you hold on to that negative energy. Many of us are by nature that way. I am one of them and I am saying to myself, “I am a positive person.”

Every day, write down at least one affirmative plan. More if you can. Write one that reflects your new exercise program. “I enjoy my healthy new exercise program.” Or “I love the healthy foods I eat.”

Continue on this way and you will be sure to reach your goal.

177 Ways To Lose Weight

Have you tried some or all of those diets?  Are you sick and tired of being pushed, shoved and pulled in 10 different directions?
Have you tried some or all of those diets? Are you sick and tired of being pushed, shoved and pulled in 10 different directions?

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You really do deserve more out of life.  The big time, multi-million dollar advertising firms can put any label on it that will play right in to your psyche.  Lately they are calling it plus, full figure or ample woman.
You really do deserve more out of life. The big time, multi-million dollar advertising firms can put any label on it that will play right in to your psyche. Lately they are calling it plus, full figure or ample woman.

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Positive affirmation does not mean staying away from the funny side of life.
Positive affirmation does not mean staying away from the funny side of life.

Every Time I Wake Up

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Need I say more!

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Release Your Energy for Weight Loss 31 comments

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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

This is great, I just stopped all sweet, bread, and I am suffering so much. I am addicted to sugar, this is really had and I have a long way to go. However I did lose twenty, which is just a dent. Wonder hub, thanks you so much.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

I really like the idea of positive affirmation. Great Hub.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Congratulations on you weight loss Darlene.

Glad you liked it suziecat7. I have a ways to go myself. Need to release that negative chi.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Sandy, I have to have my mind in the right place to even start dieting and you are right about negative energy vs positive. Writing your affirmations sounds like a great way to start. Good hub.


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a.l. laurice 6 years ago from United States

Fascinating hub. It never ceases to amaze me how much power your mind can actually have over your body! I love what you wrote about how you should never say "I want."


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anglnwu 6 years ago

I think the youtube lady with the scrawling across her tummy says it all. I love the idea of affirmations. So let's scrawl something positive on my palms too..ala Sarah Pallin. Thanks for the lovely hub.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

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wordscribe41 6 years ago

Howdy, sandyspider. Wow, self-hypnosis for the dentist. I am mighty impressed. My mom can do that as well. Anyway, this is a well done hub with lots of excellent advice.


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Ladymermaid 6 years ago from Canada

Beautifully done!

....and so nice to see that we travel in the same circles once again.

Good luck in the contest :)


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

This is an excellent method in getting your mindset ready and assist in continuing your diet. Thanks


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great Hub and I agree that positive affirmation definitely helps. I have a couple of positive affirmation tapes and they definitely do help! :)


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Wandah 6 years ago

I enjoyed this hub. I used self talk to help me heal from Trichotillomania, so I know it works.

Great Job.........Wandah


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

the success of diet not only supported by the body but the heart and mind also take a part. And Positive Affirmations is the best choice. thank you very much


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pakpub 6 years ago from Ohio

Positive affirmations work for everything. Great hub!


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Great Hub! I have used positive affirmations and find it a great tool for overcoming almost everything.


Paige 6 years ago

Hi Sandy,

I'm a firm believer is the power of words. I've never actually used it for dieting though. I've removed all comments from my vocabularly like "it killed me" or "I could have died" those types of things. It even bothers me to type them. Just saying "I'm sick" reinforces that you are. But some are hard to get around. Excellent premise to use it for dieting too.


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adrienne2 6 years ago from Atlanta

Hi Sandy, lol love the die it T-shirt. Great job on your hub!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I will not eat donuts. I will not eat donuts. I will not eat donuts.

I'm practicing! lol


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Good for you habee. I lost it on Easter. Chocolate is good for me. Chocolate is good for me. That's right, I have a hub about it.


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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

It's worth a try. My aunt use to say she enjoyed feeling a little bit hungry all the time. I do enjoy exercise, so at least that would be a truthful affirmation.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sandyspider, There is so much power in thoughts in terms of self image which fuels what we do and do not eat. Your hub Lose Weight with Positive Affirmations is a great review of helpful and factual truths about the issue. Thanks and Peace :)


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oscillationatend 6 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

Positive affirmations are the most awesome thing in the world.

If you ever get stuck in a rut and need a little uplifting--or if you just feel like making your day super keen, its nice to close your eyes and think about how great life is.

"Sometimes when I get really depressed I go to the store and buy a pregnancy test. That way I can say "at least I'm not pregnant."-Daniel Tosh


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Anyone that promotes positive thinking and positive self-affirmations (self-talk) is a hubbuddy of mine. Making presentations about thinking positively is one of the things I do.

Just became your fan.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks drbj. Now we are mutual fans.


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annmackiemiller 5 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

lovely lens - thanks


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

You are welcome Ann. I wonder how many times I wrote lens when I meant hub. :)


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fucsia 5 years ago

Very good and useful idea!

Thanks for sharing!


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Betty Reid 5 years ago from Texas

Great hub with New Year's Resolutions just around the corner. Here's my new affirmation: "I love to see my legs look thin." Thanks.


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Betty, i would like a new body altogether.


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irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

One of my promises for this year is to work on loosing weight! Thanks Sandyspider...you helped.


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Good luck to you Irene.

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