Have you ever said any of these statements to yourself regarding your weight-loss journey?
“I can’t do it.”
“I will just put the weight on again if I lose it.”
“I can’t stick to a diet.”
“I have a slow metabolism.”
“I was not meant to be thin.”
“Focusing on your weight can lead to vanity.”
Many of these statements have their roots in your past pains, hurts, and disappointments and they contribute to what’s holding you back from your weight loss success.
If you are not proactive in eradicating these beliefs, they will continue to taint the way you see yourself—they will keep holding you back. So every time you try to lose weight, the record will continue to play in your head that tells you that you will not be successful because “you can’t do it”, “you will just put the weight on again”, or “you can’t stick to a diet.”
Studies show limiting beliefs are normally formed between the ages of 5-7 years old. At this age we lack a conscious method of understanding fact from fiction, so all information—what we see, what we hear, what we’re repeatedly told—is feed into the unprotected subconscious mind where it’s treated as fact.
So as an adult, it’s no wonder why every time you try to lose weight (or accomplish any other goal) you fail at it; it’s that broken record that keeps playing in your head that reconfirms what you heard as a child.
What’s the solution?
Here’s a 5-step plan for moving beyond your limiting beliefs
“For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.” Mark 4:22
Step 2 – RELEASE THE PROBLEM to God and learn to let go. We’re constantly and unsuccessfully trying to fix ourselves. Until we can discover how to release our grip and turn it over to God, we will continue to struggle.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Step 3 – RENEW YOUR MIND and spirit through your thoughts and actions. To be successful at losing weight (or any other goal), we must learn how to bring our thoughts and actions in line with the Word of God.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2
Step 4 – REHEARSE DAILY, consistent action steps for success. Without a clear and consistent vision and strategic plan, you will continue to procrastinate and get overwhelmed every time you set out to lose weight. Click To TweetDo you have a plan for today, tomorrow, next week, and next month? If not, you will stay overwhelmed and frustrated.
“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.” Habakkuk 2:2
Step 5– REMAIN IN FAITH AND ACTION—it’s an ongoing process. Sometimes maintaining your goal can be more difficult than attaining it. This will take commitment long after your willpower has worn off.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
Proverbs 14:12 teaches us the principles of doing things the right way instead of wasting time traveling down a path that leads to destruction. If you’ve wasted enough time and the pain of not achieving your healthy weight is getting unbearable, considering enrolling in our 5 Steps to Christian Weight Loss Course. These 5 steps form the basis for overcoming your limiting beliefs so you can lose weight permanently and successfully.