Do you feel loved and appreciated today? How about feeling sexy and confident? If your answer is no, it means you haven’t practiced these self esteem activities. Studies show that if we can learn how to love ourselves the way we are, we will be able manage our weight more easily. If you cannot lose weight, and want natural fast weight loss, start by working on your self esteem first.
I would like to share with you an abstract from the article Self Esteem, Body Image and Weight Issues by Kelly Stallings, a licensed professional counselor. Click to listen to Kelly’s self confidence tips on how to raise your self esteem, lose weight using common sense self esteem for women activities, three specific ways to reinforce weight loss goals, and much more.
Three simple ways to Improve Body Image – Improve Self Esteem to Lose Weight Naturally:
1. Love your body as-is. Love your best qualities as well as your perceived flaws. Verbalize this love for your body in place of verbalizing the self criticisms. Feel the love for yourself as you look in the mirror. Practice this exercise daily until it feels normal. It will begin to feel comfortable with practice. Positive feelings create positive choices to support your best body.
2. Compliment daily. Eliminate all self critical thoughts and statements as you recognize them in daily life. Do this for yourself and other women. Compliment yourself multiple times daily on your look and positive actions. Boost other women by complimenting them also. Give compliments to your female friends as well as women you do not know. This creates a new habit of women supporting women feeling good about themselves.
3. Avoid media that portrays women as unrealistically thin. Change the television station. Do not buy the magazines or the movie tickets. Support media and programming that portrays realistic looking women as smart and competent. Media will adjust their focus to capture our dollars.
Improving your self-esteem and body image perception will naturally lead to weight loss. When we feel good, we make better choices about food and exercise. When we feel bad, good choices are replaced with comfort foods, inactivity and more self criticisms. Teach other women to implement these simple strategies into their life. Women are hardwired to help and support others. Use this information to help and support your sisters, mothers, grandmothers, and girlfriends.
Boost your self-esteem and reduce your waistline!
P.S. Click to listen to our interview with Kelly Stallings, licensed psychotherapist on How to Lose Weight Using Common Sense Skill. Don’t forget to get her FREE gift and purchase her book.
P.P.S. You might also want to listen to author Barbora Knobova on How to Be Loved, Appreciated and Respected. You can also purchase her famous book Tales for Delicious Girls with discount for our listeners.
Breathe, smile and be happy.
© Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor