Want to speed up weight loss instead of slowing it down?

Then quit talking shit to yourself!

Floggings will continue until morale improves!

I saw this on a sign once. Ridiculous right?

So why do you think constantly putting yourself down for being “fat” or “lazy” or a “failure” is going to help you lose weight?

We think being hard on ourselves will motivate us to work harder and hold ourselves accountable.

So how’s that working for you?

The truth is, thinking you are a failure is actually the problem and one of the FASTEST ways to SLOW down weight loss.

It’s like we’re in an abusive relationship with ourselves.

If you’ve ever been in an abusive relationship you know it doesn’t make you feel confident and great about yourself. It doesn’t make you feel motivated and energized to make changes. It doesn’t make you believe you can do it.

But it sure is a great way to stay stuck.

You’re exhausting yourself. I feel exhausted just thinking about how harsh my inner critic used to be!

Using Your Thoughts To Speed Up Weight Loss

Whatever you tell yourself over and over again will become your reality.

Thoughts become actions and actions ALWAYS create your results.

If you tell yourself you’re fat and too lazy to exercise, that’s EXACTLY the reality you’re going to see reflected back to you in your life.

When I work with my 1:1 clients, we do a lot of work around this CRUCIAL issue.

Almost no one is ever successful at weight loss if they don’t tackle and conquer the inner demon.

The result for my clients is a total 180!!

They finally start creating confidence, motivation, and self-love and MOVE FORWARD instead of staying stuck in the same old patterns of losing and gaining and feeling like shit.

The weight starts to melt off! – Really!

self talk helpHow To Conquer Your Inner Critic

I’m gonna share with you some first steps:

  1. Become aware of how you’re talking to yourself.

You can’t change something if you’re not fully seeing the problem and how bad it really is.

You will be SHOCKED at how harsh you are. And how many times a day you say these horrible, mean things to yourself.

  1. Ask yourself what you would say to a beloved child or friend if they were struggling with the same problem.

Would you be ugly and harsh? Or compassionate, loving, and reassuring?

And, there you go.

The key is to cultivate COMPASSION for yourself – For where you are in life and how you got there. Learn to love yourself up!

Get more of my suggestions on how to give yourself a break and start feeling better in my blog article What To Do When You Need a Break From Life.

There’s a great book on this topic: Playing Big, by Tara Mohr. I highly recommend checking it out if you want to start changing that inner critic.

You CAN do this. It won’t be easy or quick. It’s a process. And it’s never perfect. Progress, not perfection.

Try these strategies and let me know if you have any aha moments. What did you learn about yourself? Post in the comments below.