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  • Writer's pictureJane Webber Nutrition

Is your self-belief sabotaging your weight loss success?

Are you sabotaging your weight loss efforts with negative thoughts? I see it all of the time with clients and I also suffered from this.

Yes even nutritionists, who should know what to do, but it's easy to go down a rabbit hole of negative thoughts.

So how does limiting self-beliefs can impact weight loss in several ways?

Negative self-talk: If you have limiting beliefs about your ability to lose weight, you may engage in negative self-talk, such as "I'll never be able to lose weight" or "I'm just not meant to be thin." This type of thinking can make you feel defeated before you even start and can sabotage your efforts to lose weight.

Lack of motivation: When you don't believe in yourself, it can be hard to stay motivated to make healthy choices. You may feel like it's not worth the effort because you don't think you can achieve your weight loss goals.

Giving up too quickly: If you have limiting self-beliefs, you may be more likely to give up on your weight loss journey at the first sign of difficulty. You may feel like it's not worth the effort to keep going because you don't believe you can succeed.

Emotional eating: If you have limiting beliefs about yourself, you may turn to food as a way to cope with negative emotions or feelings of low self-worth. Emotional eating can lead to overeating and weight gain.

Lack of confidence: When you don't believe in yourself, it can be hard to feel confident in your ability to make healthy choices. You may doubt your ability to stick to a healthy eating plan or exercise regularly, leading to insecurity and self-doubt.

Self-sabotage: Limiting self-beliefs can lead to self-sabotage, where you consciously or unconsciously undermine your weight loss efforts. For example, you may skip workouts or indulge in unhealthy foods to prove to yourself that you can't succeed at weight loss.

Overall, limiting self-belief can significantly impact your ability to lose weight. It's important to work on developing a positive mindset and beliefs that support your weight loss goals.

Instead of telling yourself "I'll never be able to lose weight," try reframing it to "I am capable of making healthy choices and achieving my weight loss goals." 💪

Practice positive self-talk and focus on your strengths and accomplishments rather than dwelling on your perceived weaknesses.

Believing in yourself is a key factor in achieving success; weight loss is no exception. 💚

So let's ditch the negative self-talk and embrace a positive, can-do attitude!

What's one positive affirmation you can say to yourself today?

If you are struggling with your limiting self-belief, then get in touch with me to book your free breakthrough call.

Yes, I am a nutritionist, but about 25% of my time with my clients is focused on mindset, so I understand how this can affect a client's progress. It's important to me because it's important to my clients.

Just click on the link below to book your call. Can't find a date and time to suit you, then get in touch by emailing me at

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