For some people weight loss has been a challenge for so long that they stop believing they can lose weight at all. They have started and stopped so many diets that they begin to think there is something wrong with their body, or worse yet something wrong with them, and start believing that maybe ...For some people weight loss has been a challenge for so long that they stop believing they can lose weight at all. They have started and stopped so many diets that they begin to think there is something wrong with their body, or worse yet something wrong with them, and start believing that maybe they are better off going through life as an overweight person.

But there is a solution for even the weariest dieter and the solution is simple. In order to lose weight and keep it off you must support your diet and exercise efforts with the proper mindset. The reason people fail to lose weight is because they eat differently; they move differently; but they never think differently. They try to use willpower to make the change, but willpower never lasts a lifetime.

For effective weight loss, change must take place in your mind before it takes place in your body. This is key! By accepting change first in your mind, you lessen the need for willpower and, instead, begin to expect results.

A great way to train your brain for weight loss success is through the use of visualization. You must be able to not only see yourself at your goal weight, but also feel how good it feels. Take a few minutes each day to create a clear picture in your mind of yourself at your goal, stay focused on this vision until you can feel the joy and emotion building up inside then go on with your day taking the necessary steps to bring that vision into reality.

By doing this on a consistent basis you will find that you stop worrying about weight loss and start expecting it! You will understand that challenges will arise but you will be confident that you can handle those difficult situations.

Weight loss is not a casual event that just happens to you one day; it takes effort and commitment. It takes dedication, determination and patience. Fortunately, these are qualities that you already possess and if you are willing you can call on them at any time to help you accomplish your goal.

Here is a good way to pull out those beneficial characteristics. Sit quietly for a few moments and think back over your life. Remember a time that you accomplished or achieved something great. What made that event a success? What strengths did you demonstrate that made that event a reality? Did you show conviction, decisiveness, a never-give-up attitude? These qualities and characteristics are in you right now, and when you fully accept that you have these traits you will find the motivation and determination to continue your healthy habits and you will reach your weight loss goal.

Author's Bio: 

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