One of the most important things you can do in your weight loss journey is to take control of your thoughts. In many cases a persons success can be determined by how well they understand their mind.
Have you ever thought that you'll never lose weight because you are big boned, have a slow metabolism or that you just can't do it? That is hardly the mindset of someone determined to complete their weight loss goals. Negative thoughts like these will make you lack the enthusiasm needed to stick with your program.
Thoughts are eternal. So if you have thoughts like those above then they are ingrained in your mind until you change the thoughts about yourself. In addition, the thought you have affect the actions and decisions you make. Do you think it is likely you'll have enough motivation to keep taking action through the tough times of your weight loss journey if you have the thoughts above?
Thoughts like those mentioned are excuses and they provide a reason for you not to succeed or not to feel guilty about failing to lose weight.
Now think about someone who has a vision of how they want to look at the end of their weight loss journey. They hold this thought in their mind so that every time things get tough they focus on that image rather than the present temporary defeat. A person like that is sure to have the perseverance and motivation to reach their goals. They don't use excuses or think negatively. Instead they focus on what they want and set out to get it without stopping until they do.
Many people will read this and think that it is being recommended that all they need to do is think themselves thin. However, what is being implied is that changing the way you think will make you act differently and in more alignment to your goals.