Weight loss affirmations are one of the many daily affirmations that people practice to improve their lives, but are they enough by themselves to make change and how do you practice them effectively? This article discusses what to include with your positive affirmations for weight loss as well as ways to make them effective.
First, when practicing weight loss affirmations or any other self-esteem affirmations, it's important to remember that you are “working from the inside out.” What that means is that in order to make any change in your life, whether it is focused on your physical body or on your finances, you want to change your mindset and inner mind (your subconscious) before any outer change will show up.
While many people already know about this concept, it's not always practiced in such a way in which affirmations for weight loss or self-esteem work as well as they could. In order to “be thin,” you've got to already “believe” that you are thin and this is where most people “fall off the wagon” and stop doing their daily affirmations when the outer change doesn't come fast enough.
So, when you begin, decide to give yourself ample time to make the inner change without any “expectation” of seeing any outer change.
Next, you want to include other daily positive affirmations such as self- love affirmations, spiritual affirmations and affirmations of faith and trust. Why? Because when you are trying to make change, especially when it is about your own self concept, you really want to “pour on the love” to yourself as well as instill as much “trust” in the process, and in yourself, as possible.
In fact, increasing your self-love and ability to trust the process are critical for any affirmations on your list to work. When you increase this, you have raised your “vibration” to the level of love, which manifests things faster. Also, when you have greater self-love, you are more likely to treat yourself differently and before you know it, you've lost weight effortlessly.
Trusting the process is also important because the vibration of trust is absolutely necessary for attracting what you want, which in this case is to be slender. And, by the way, when practicing weight loss affirmations, it's vitally important that you not use words such as “don't” or “weight” because they focus your mind on “what you 'don't' want.”
For example, “I don't want to overeat” focuses on “overeating.” On the other hand, weight loss affirmations that include words like slender, beautiful, fit and healthy are better choices because they “focus” on being slender, beautiful, fit and healthy.”
AFFIRMATION EXAMPLES TO USE:
“I love myself unconditionally just as I am now.”
“I trust my process in becoming more slender.”
“I feel more and more beautiful every day.”
CREATIVE VISUALIZATION: Once you find the right weight loss affirmations that make you feel terrific, get a picture of the “perfect for you body” and put it up somewhere around your bed so when you wake up in the morning, you immediately see your goal. Then close your eyes and really “feel” like your body looks like that, and say your positive affirmations for weight loss, self love affirmations, affirmations of faith and trust and feel grateful.
The key point to remember at the outset is that you want to make the inner change happen first and affirmations are a great beginning step, but self-hypnosis could be a better choice for changing your inner mind. In fact, self-hypnosis for weight loss is very popular simply because it works to change your inner mind first which paves the way for outer change to follow.
Once you give yourself time to make the inner change of seeing yourself thinner, without any expectations of seeing the outer change of actually becoming thinner, you'll be surprised at how fast you'll see the outer change happen.
By Suzanne Glover