Control your inputs, change your future

Your Input determines your outlook
Your outlook determines your output
and your output determines your future
- Zig Ziglar

Weight loss is not just about changing what you put in your mouth.  It’s also about what is going on in your head.   Working on your mindset is more important now than ever before because there is so much negativity circulating in the media and on social media.
Emotional eaters need to keep control over what we are allowing into our mind because if inputs are impacting our thoughts and emotions in a negative way, it is likely to make us pick up the food and we can’t afford for that to happen!
Here are some tips to help channel your inputs in a more positive way: 
  1. Minimise time spent looking at news websites/news on TV.  Set a limit of how many times you will look each day.
  2. Take control of your social media feeds:  Block negative sites and negative people.  Instead, look for  positive groups to follow.  I follow groups like “Power of Positivity” and pages with motivational quotes.  It is so much nicer seeing these images pop into your news feed!
  3. Create an album on your phone of positive quotes/images.  Look at this each morning instead of looking at social media.
  4. Read a good book when you have down time, instead of going online.
  5. Create a fun music playlist and get it cranking any time you need a quick ‘pick-me-up’.
  6. Do your best to avoid negative conversations with people, especially if you are feeling vulnerable.  Sometimes it’s just not worth it!
Taking control of your inputs and staying positive will do wonders for your weight loss. The more positive you feel, the more likely you are to be in the right head space to follow your food plan and get the results you desire.