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The Importance of Affirmations During Weight Loss

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Losing weight can seem like a daunting task, especially when the process ends up taking more time than you’d like. However, weight loss and self-esteem go hand in hand, and daily affirmations can boost mental health when challenges arise. Affirmations are phrases or statements you can repeat to yourself daily to help increase self-esteem and weight loss effectiveness! While everyone’s affirmations will be different, the general idea is the same – and that is to foster positivity through your weight loss journey. 

Do affirmations really work, though, especially when you are trying to counteract the emotional effects of being overweight? Thankfully, yes – and there is research to prove it! For example, one study from 2015 noted that affirmations could increase resiliency while solidifying a feeling of competency. Still not convinced? Another study involving over 300 cancer survivors discovered that positive affirmations increased overall health outcomes and improved mental and physical well-being!

While many weight loss clinics focus on the number on the scale, what they aren’t taking into account is the overall well-being and emotional health of the person whose goal is to lose extra weight. Of course, people are motivated by the weight they lose each week. Still, many more can often be disappointed in weeks with plateaus or even a trend in the opposite direction for whatever reason. That’s why affirmations during the weight loss process are so important. Speaking words of positivity to yourself throughout the hard and the easier days should not be underestimated.

Both diet and exercise are critical components to weight loss, no doubt; however, how you speak to yourself (both positively and negatively) will impact your future success as well as your confidence after weight loss. Even simple statements like “I’m choosing to eat well for my health” or “Each day is a step closer to my goal” are inspiring and can change your overall thought process regarding how you reach your weight loss goal.

With a combination of whole foods, movement, and uplifting self-talk, you’ll be well on your way to losing weight. And that confidence after weight loss? It’ll still be there to guide you through your next wellness goal! At Revitalize Weight Loss and Wellness, we know how challenging and daunting a weight loss task might seem.  That’s why we’re here to support you along the way while increasing your self-esteem and counteracting the emotional effects of being overweight. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our trained specialists listen to your goals and needs and develop a program that is right for you. Get ready to be supported by a community of like-minded people who are rooting for your success!

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