by Caitlin H,
Dec 13, 2021
When you start out on a journey to lose weight, it can feel daunting. You have to choose a plan that supports a whole new lifestyle. You have to change your eating and drinking habits, get educated, set a timeline, and measure your success along the way. You may even incorporate fitness into the mix, which brings a whole new level of complication.
And, most importantly, you have to fully, 100% commit to that plan. That means creating a new pattern and doing it, one day, one small step at a time.
But no matter how difficult the journey seems, it’s always worth it in the end. You will gain a new lease on life and enjoy the profound satisfaction of making a change for the better.
Getting there is challenging, but one very effective way to keep going when the going gets tough is through positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are statements or phrases that we say to ourselves with the goal of moving toward the many things we are capable of accomplishing.
With that in mind, we’re sharing positive affirmations; mantras related to weight loss — things you can repeat in your head in the morning when you wake up, before you go to sleep at night and especially during all those difficult moments in between.
1) I love and accept myself.
You may not look or feel the way you want yet, but you should be proud of the current you who is working to get there.
2) I choose what I put in my body.
There’s one thing no one can take away — and that’s the power of choice. No one will force you to eat or drink anything you don’t want to.
3) I am worthy.
You deserve to be the best version of yourself, and, more importantly, you have the power to get there.
4) I will focus on the activities and people that fulfill me.
Food is meant to nourish our bodies, not to be a catch-all outlet for everything from celebrating to dealing with our emotions. Let the event and your friends or family be the real appeal. Food should be secondary.
5) I am patient.
Nothing worth having comes instantly. Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel is there; it’s just going to take time and consistency to reach it.
6) I deserve to look and feel my best.
Worthiness plays a major role in the ability to move forward. You DO deserve it and believing that will get you there.
7) I embrace my confidence.
Self-assurance doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But repeating to yourself that you are confident is one big step towards tenacity.
8) I enjoy the way exercise makes me feel.
Whether you’re going on walks every day, doing a fitness video a few times a week or have a full-blown gym membership, focusing on the way your body feels during and after exercise is a surefire way to keep moving forward.
9) I am learning, even when I have a setback.
Every time you make it through the day having successfully achieved your goals, you’ve learned something! That same rule applies to when you make a mistake or things don’t turn out quite the way you’d hoped. As long as you’re learning, you’re winning!
10) Following a healthy food plan is easy.
With Diet-to-Go, healthy eating is as easy as clicking, ordering, delivery and heating. We take the thinking out of it with our chef-crafted meals that are ready to go and balanced for nutrition and portion size. No thought required. Just heat, eat and get on the fast track to achieving your goals!*
Ultimately, a big part of getting to where you want to be starts with a positive mindset. There are going to be times when that’s easier said than done. Repeating positive affirmations to yourself during those moments will help you keep on keeping on!
Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.