10 Weight Loss Success Tips For a New Healthier, Slimmer You in 2010

Anyone can have weight loss success. Here are ten tips to help you get there in 2010. If you follow these tips rather than going on a diet you will see your body changing-along with your spirit soaring!

  1. Decide
  2. -That you deserve health, happiness, more energy, a more slender body. This is going to be a big shift for lots of you. You are going to have to put yourself first! Know you ARE worth it!

  3. Be Gentle
  4. -Be gentle on yourself. Stop beating yourself up for where you are right now…where you are is a result of decisions you made in the past. You are making a new decision…celebrate that you are stopping now-not 50 pounds from now. You are alive, that means you can reverse this trend you’ve been in!

  5. Start Small
  6. -Don’t try to do it all at once. Make small changes that you can absolutely keep. Teach your mind that you can keep promises to yourself-so start with things that are so simple, so easy for you to do it isn’t a big challenge. Then pat yourself on the back for keeping your promise!

  7. Focus on Health
  8. -Not on appearance and definitely not on what other people say you “should” do. Looks come and go…what other people think doesn’t matter. It is about your health-how you feel.

  9. Visualize
  10. -See yourself at your goal weight-or at some point on the way to getting there. Begin the process of seeing yourself as a slender person NOW. If you see yourself as fat, even if you drop weight, you will not be able to maintain your weight loss.

  11. Affirm
  12. -Your decision, your worthiness, your wonderful body. Use positive affirmations to gain your health and stop the negative messages that are running around in your head wreaking havoc on your self-esteem and your beautiful body.

  13. Alternatives
  14. -Come up with a list of things you can do instead of eating in response to stressful situations. It is normal to fall back on old patterns-especially when we are tired or stressed. Rather than waiting until the moment happens and then trying to use “will power” to get you through, be prepared and do something that is on your list of alternatives to put a little time between that urge to overeat and you.

  15. Awareness
  16. -Become a mindful eater. No more eating unconsciously, mindlessly grabbing food from the cupboard or freezer. Ask yourself, “Do I really want this? Is this food the right choice for me right now?”

  17. Go for 80%
  18. -Don’t try to be perfect. Give yourself some room, a little permission to not get it all exactly right. If you make improvements to your behavior 80% of the time, you will see results. By cutting yourself a little slack, you will stick with it-which will get you faster results in the long-run. Besides, this isn’t about a temporary change…this is for your LIFE.

  19. Know your “why”
  20. -Write it down and refer to it often. What will dropping those extra pounds do for you? What have you not been able to do that being more slender will enable you to do? How will your life be different? How will you be different?