Self-Image Key Weight Loss. Healthy weight loss success will not last unless you change your self-image and this is why 95% of people gain it right back. It’s very important because it sets the standard.
People’s consistent actions aren’t determined by how talented they are or how motivated they are. Do you know anyone who is attractive but who doesn’t believe it? Most likely, they don’t act beautiful and this is why self-image key weight loss fails.
The same is true with talent and with everything else that people possess. A person’s self image determines what character traits and skills they consider to be a part of their identity and these are the character traits and skills that a person uses in their everyday life.
Sure, you can force yourself to behave in a way which is inconsistent with your self-image, but you can only keep this up for so long. Eventually, your self-image will subconsciously motivate you to start acting in a way which is consistent with the way you see yourself. This is how someone can be “motivated” to live healthy and keep it up for a while, only to give up and go back to their old habits.
This is how someone can receive a raise or a promotion, and still be living paycheck to paycheck.
Attempting to force actions which aren’t consistent with your self-image is like holding your breath under water. You can do it for a certain amount of time by sheer force of willpower, but eventually your body will force you to come to the surface…and when you do you’ll be gasping for air. This is similar to how people go on crash diets, but start eating like crazy when they get off the diet…and of course you know what happens when.
So if you want to achieve healthy and lasting weight loss, you must strengthen your self-image and make it consistent with the actions and habits of a healthy lifestyle. This is the missing link when it comes to achieving healthy weight loss.