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05 April 2013

How to Work Towards a Great Self Image

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Weight loss is a journey, and turning to a medical weight loss center can help you not only reach the healthy weight goal you have in mind, it can help you to love the person you are along the way. Here are a few tips for building your self-esteem and self-confidence as you embark on your weight loss journey.

Decouple Weight and Self Image
In today’s society, one’s self-image is irrevocably tied to body image, which means that it can be difficult to feel your best when you don’t think you look your best. A weight loss clinic will help you become healthier and slimmer, but you should also strive to find your personal self-worth and celebrate it as you learn to make healthier life choices. It’s important to realize that your self-worth is not coupled to your image, but it is instead the image you project to the outside world.

Stop Focusing On the Negative
Instead of saying or thinking that you hate things about yourself, accept that there are parts of your body and mind that may need work. Removing negative connotation from the way you think will help you find a healthier frame of mind as you progress through your weight loss program. Treat yourself as you would a friend, using encouraging and objective terms rather than putting yourself down.

Embrace Yourself Today
Whether you’re just starting your weight loss program or nearing your goal, find things about yourself that you like and focus on them. Whether you like your hair, your smile, or your fingernails, remind yourself of how beautiful you really are. Don’t wait to buy yourself new clothes or get that haircut you’ve promised yourself after you lose weight—embrace your self-image now and you’ll see how much more confident you will look and feel as you progress through your diet and exercise program.

You can learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by contacting the weight-loss professionals at HMC Weight Loss Centers.  Give us a call today at (951) 547-1280 for more information about our Corona weight-loss clinic or (714) 543-2673 for our Tustin weight-loss clinic.  To schedule an appointment, fill out the form to the right.