Feelings are a big part of who we are. Designed to make life more interesting, emotions play an integral part in our everyday life. We operate in some emotional level. Many people can suppress their emotions, and they control others. Emotions can certainly affect the success of weight loss dieting.
There are both positive and negative emotions. Put the words I feel… in front of the word to see what effect this emotion has on your life at any moment. I feel angry, depressed, ashamed, foolish, and embarrassed for example, are negative emotions. Negative emotions will have a negative effect on your weight loss efforts.
I feel…amazed, happy, satisfied, peaceful, and energetic are all positive emotions that can help you on your weight loss journey. We can see if we want to enhance our weight loss journey, we need to have a handle on our emotions.
That might be harder than it sounds,because emotions are generally an instinctive response to something. That means we have to change the mental definitions of our reactions to something. Instead of letting things depress us, we seek to change in seeing the joy in our life. On a weight-loss journey our feelings will vary greatly and handling them will be import to weight loss success.