You hear so much about dieting failures and you know that 95% of dieters regain the weight they lose, but does this have to be your reality? Can you be part of the 5% that keeps the weight off?

The answer comes down to what you believe is possible for your life. If you believe that dieting is ...You hear so much about dieting failures and you know that 95% of dieters regain the weight they lose, but does this have to be your reality? Can you be part of the 5% that keeps the weight off?

The answer comes down to what you believe is possible for your life. If you believe that dieting is just a temporary fix and that weight will always be a struggle in your life then that is what you will experience.

People who have achieved significant weight loss and now maintain a comfortable weight have not only changed their eating and exercise habits; they have also changed their weight mindset.

Your weight mindset is a collection of your thoughts and beliefs about food, dieting, weight loss and other things related to your weight. It is the number one predictor of your weight loss success or failure because you will always act in congruence with your mindset.

I don't mean to imply that losing weight and keeping it off is a simple matter of positive thinking. It requires commitment and dedication, and the journey is filled with challenges and obstacles to overcome which is exactly why you cannot expect long-term success by simply going on a diet and exercising more. To truly achieve permanent results you must change your weight mindset and allow yourself to rise above the problem of being overweight.

Changing your weight mindset is completely within your power. The mindset you currently have was formulated by piecing together information you heard, saw and experienced when you were younger. In a way you programmed your mind for weight gain, now, using the same process, you can reprogram it for weight loss.

By replacing limiting thoughts and beliefs, "I will never be able to keep this weight off." With affirmative and empowering ones, "I am able to maintain my weight with ease." or "I love nourishing my body with healthy foods." you will find it possible to maintain you new lower weight. And, it is this constant repetition of new thoughts that will reprogram your mind for long-term weight loss success.

You do not have to regain weight that you lose; You can achieve life-long weight loss success by changing your eating and exercise habits along with your weight mindset.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC is the founder of Dr. Becky Fitness, LLC.