Weight Loss Affirmations: Make them Strong and
Weight loss affirmations can be a powerful tool in your arsenal against extra pounds, but only if you use them
in a way that maximizes their effectiveness. Many people make the mistake of using affirmations that are too
scattered in focus, or too weak to trigger lasting changes. It's no surprise that they get little results
from them! Below I'm going to share two tips for transforming your weight loss affirmations from weak to
strong, and from scattered to sticky:
#1 - Affirmation Power Boost
The words you choose for your affirmation are important. Try to choose words that clearly describe the
essence of the outcome you are trying to create. Obviously, the outcome you are trying to create is weight
loss, but how do you want to feel, both physically and emotionally? It's important to consider this because
the only reason you want to lose weight is because it will make you feel a certain way. Just like being
overweight probably makes you feel uncomfortable, heavy, embarrassed, shy, or sluggish, you believe you will feel
light, comfortable, strong, happy, or energetic after you lose weight.
Tune into the essence of what you are trying to create by losing weight, and focus on that essence with your
affirmation. In other words, don't just write an affirmation that says, "I weigh 120 pounds" - write one that
says, "I love feeling so slender and attractive!" Feeling slender and attractive is your goal, not the number
on the scale (you just happen to believe that that special number will create the feeling you want).
You may also have just glimpsed another important power boost for affirmations: positive emotion! It's
extremely important to be sure your affirmations trigger positive emotions when you say them. An affirmation
without emotion is no more effective than reading a technical manual. When your affirmations are written in a
way that instantly calls up some positive emotion within you, you are drawing forth the power of the universe and
directing it toward the fulfillment of your goal. Focus in on these pleasant emotions as you say your
affirmations! Close your eyes and immerse yourself in the essence of the outcome you want. Feel it as
if it were already your reality now.
#2 - Making Affirmations Sticky
Another common reason why affirmations don't work well is because many people recite them infrequently or
sporadically. Remember that your affirmations are supposed to be rewriting old programming in your mind that
may have been there for years. In order to override those old beliefs, you really need to be extremely
persistent in impressing your mind with your new beliefs (the affirmations). That means reciting the
affirmation relentlessly until you can feel that you are really starting to believe it is your truth. This
takes time - anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the strength of the belief you are trying to
However, I have found that the more conviction and determination you can apply while stating your new
affirmation, the quicker it will work. If you say an affirmation half-heartedly and only rarely, it will have
little effect. If you say it with power and conviction and repeat it constantly all day long, it takes very
little time to become "set" in your mind.
You will know when you have reached the tipping point by how easy it seems to be. If it seems challenging
to keep saying the affirmation, you've got a ways to go. When it starts to get easier, you are well on your
way to success with weight loss affirmations!