Losing weight is not always easy.
For many, it is a constant battle of trying to find the best diet or the right workout regimen. Yet despite our best efforts, we don’t always achieve the results that we long for.
What might be missing?
While what we eat and how we move are fundamental to the process of losing weight, there is another key element we often overlook. That is, the power of the mind.
By harnessing the power of the mind and the law of attraction, we can manifest losing weight with greater ease and efficacy.
Weight loss manifestation, in fact, begins in the mind. We can only achieve what we believe to be possible.
So how does weight loss manifestation work?
What Is the Law of Attraction?
To understand how to manifest weight loss, it can help to be familiar with the law of attraction.
Put simply, the law of attraction is a philosophy that says:
Positive thoughts bring about positive outcomes,
whereas negative thoughts bring about negative outcomes.
It is a philosophy deeply rooted in a belief of the power inherent in energy.
It says that our beliefs (whether positive or negative) attract events, circumstances, and results of similar energy.
For example, if we believe that health and vitality is possible for us, we will be more likely to experience health and vitality.
On the other hand, if we are constantly worried about getting sick or losing money, the law of attraction says that these things are more likely to manifest in our lives.
Understanding the law of attraction can help us to align our thoughts with our goals.
In terms of weight loss, this would mean that we begin to instill beliefs along the lines of:
I love and care for my physical body.
Moving my body brings me joy.
I have a healthy relationship to food.
Weight loss is possible for me.
Establishing these beliefs is not always easy.
When our existing belief systems are challenged, the mind tends to resist the new thoughts.
However, with patience, consistency, and compassion, we can slowly start to shift the thoughts and beliefs we carry.
We can do this through the repetition of positive affirmations for weight loss.
Affirmations for Weight Loss
To set the groundwork for weight loss manifestation, we need to be willing to reaffirm new beliefs even though it might be difficult at first.
We can do this in a number of ways, such as by:
- Listening to or repeating affirmations as we fall asleep,
- Replacing negative thoughts with positive ones when we catch ourselves being inwardly critical,
- Using positive affirmations in meditation, repeating a particular affirmation slowly and steadily for a determined length of time, or
- Writing down our newly chosen beliefs and sticking them to where we will see them throughout the day (such as on the bathroom mirror or a wall in our bedroom).
When using affirmations to support weight loss, it is important to choose words that resonate with you.
Since everyone who struggles with weight loss has their own unique challenges, the best affirmations will be different from person to person.
For example, some people might use affirmations that address their relationship to food whereas others will be more drawn to those related to exercise or self-care in general.
Consider choosing from the following affirmations for weight loss or create your own.
Then, get clear on how you will use them. Create a plan for how you will work these affirmations into your life and set alarms on your phone as reminders if you need to.
- I nurture my body holistically.
- I lose weight steadily and sustainably.
- I have a healthy relationship to the food that I eat.
- I honor and respect the needs of my body.
- My weight loss ambitions come from a place of love.
- I am capable of achieving my weight loss goals.
- Exercise brings me joy and vitality.
- I am willing and ready to transform.
- I am grateful for my miraculous body.
- I love the skin I am in.
How to Manifest Weight Loss
Affirmations are just one component of the law of attraction. In order to fully harness the power of manifestation for weight loss, there are a few other key steps you will want to consider:
Explore your intentions.
First, take some time to explore your intentions for losing weight. Why do you wish for weight loss?
Our intentions can vary and are often complex. Regardless, see if you can connect with your deepest intentions. Perhaps you long to feel more energized or you want to improve your health. Ground yourself in the intentions you hold that are born from a place of love.
Prioritize a new mindset.
Next, a positive mindset is paramount to any manifestation journey. This is what harnessing the law of attraction is all about!
While it might seem counter intuitive, prioritizing a positive mindset is more important than prioritizing weight loss. Why? Because everything we do originates from a thought in the mind.
If we address any negativity or self-sabotaging behavior of the mind, healthy routines and weight loss will come more naturally to us.
Establish greater consistency in your thoughts.
The challenge with accomplishing anything is that our intentions and desires often waver.
In one moment, we may feel committed to our goals while in the next we might feel completely uninspired. Establish greater consistency by connecting with your intentions daily.
A great way to do this is by practicing affirmation meditation each morning or by visualizing your desired outcome once per day.
Consider that it is more important to practice frequently and for short periods of time than to do one long meditation or visualization only on occasion.
Be mindful of your obstacles.
No matter how consistent you are with your new mindset, obstacles will present themselves.
For instance, you might have a bad day and feel completely thrown off-course because of it. Perhaps you act out in ways that do not support your core intentions. That is okay.
Release any expectations of perfection and simply harness mindfulness of whatever challenges you encounter. This will help you to respond more effectively when they arise the next time.
Celebrate your wins.
As you move through life with your new mindset, celebrate all of your wins, both large and small. For instance, let’s say you turn down dessert at lunch after checking in with your body and realizing it didn’t want it. Congratulate yourself for this.
It is not always easy to act in alignment with our body’s deepest wishes. Likewise, if you notice that you’ve started to talk to yourself with kinder words, celebrate this small shift. Doing so will help to reaffirm your new mindset and your new way of relating to yourself.
Be patient with your progress.
Finally, it is important to harness patience for this journey. Many people wish to manifest weight loss fast, but the truth is that good things (and sustainable things) happen over time.
You can increase your capacity for patience by reminding yourself that you are already enough – that you do not need to change in order to be deserving of your own love. Take a deep breath, surrender to the process, and love yourself right where you are.
Visualization for Weight Loss
We already explored the use of affirmations for weight loss, but what about visualization?
Visualization is another powerful way to make use of the law of attraction. If we cannot envision what we want, it will be more difficult to achieve it.
Visualization clarifies what it is we long for and helps us to connect surface yearnings (i.e. weight loss) with our deeper intentions (i.e. increased wellbeing).
The following visualization for weight loss script will help you to connect with your deepest intentions for weight loss.
It will establish imagery that will support you on your journey. You can practice this as often as you’d like to. Read through it before closing your eyes and beginning your practice.
- Take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit. Set a timer for five minutes and then lengthen your spine, drop your shoulders, and close your eyes. Take a few long breaths to settle in.
- Next, consider where you would like to be in your weight loss journey at some point in the future (i.e. three months or six months from now).
- With your eyes closed, begin to visualize not just what you wish for your physical body to look like at this time but also how you would move and how you would feel. Tune into both the imagery and the embodied energy of this visualization.
- Breathe mindfully, letting any physical tension soften. Be mindful of any critical or skeptical thoughts. Simply notice the thoughts that arise and then return to the visualization.
- Allow yourself to really play with this imagery. There are no limits. Notice what this imagery feels like in your body and allow the energy of inspiration to flow freely through you.
- Continue visualizing your future self until the timer rings. Turn off the alarm and take a few breaths to ground yourself back into your body. Close your practice by repeating one of your positive weight loss affirmations to yourself three times.
When using a visualization for weight loss, it is important to remember that this practice should be rooted in a place of love.
In other words, we can affirm that we are enough as we are – fully worthy as we are – and that our desire to lose weight is due to deep care for our health and wellbeing.
Bonus Tips to Boost Success
While you’re working to manifest weight loss, keep the following tips at heart to enhance your mindset.
These insights and practice will help you to stay in alignment with your aspiration – or, to come back to your intentions when you stray away from them.
Remember that each breath is a chance to begin again.
There will be moments when our mindset is not in alignment with our aspirations. Let that be okay.
Remember, you do not need to be ‘perfect’ (and in reality, perfection is not possible as what we deem to be ‘perfect’ changes all the time).
If you catch yourself thinking or behaving in a way that is not in alignment with your weight loss goals, take a deep breath and remember that you always have the opportunity to begin again.
You can’t change the past, but you can make a choice to tune back into your weight loss intentions right here and right now.
Share your intentions with someone you love.
Next, it can be helpful to share your weight loss intentions with someone you love and trust.
You might also let them know of any daily routines you are committing to (such as affirmation meditation or visualization).
This will help to enhance accountability. If you do share your intentions with someone, let them know how they can best support you.
People like to receive support in different ways, so being clear and upfront can help to avoid misunderstandings.
Have fun with it.
Lastly, the journey of weight loss manifestation does not need to be serious or heavy.
While weight loss can indeed be a sensitive subject for many, we can bring lightness and joy to the journey by remembering to have fun.
Get creative with your visualizations, affirmations, exercise routine, and meal plans.
Take a cooking course (online or in-person) or paint some beautiful signs with written affirmations to hang in your home.
Make the journey an inspiring one.
As you begin this process of manifesting weight loss, remember to root yourself in a foundation of self-love.
Contrary to what we might think, it is possible to love ourselves unconditionally while still working towards goals that will enhance our wellbeing.
Know that you are enough right now, believe in the possibility of transformation, and enjoy the journey that will take you to where you wish to be.
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