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Self-Talk for Weight Loss: Are you Doing it WRONG?

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If you struggle to stick to your diet plan, then you’re probably not using self-talk for weight loss the right way! Let’s fix that today, k?

Let Your Feelings Guide You

Sometimes you don’t “hear” yourself talk. Even though we have a constant murmur in the back of our minds, we don’t always pay attention to it!

This can be really dangerous as you can imagine. What you don’t know can hurt you. The self-talk that we do has a direct and immediate effect on our actions, and so when you’re trying to adopt a new healthy way of eating negative self-talk quickly turns into self-sabotage.

How to Know if Your Self-Talk is Negative

An easy fix for this is to be aware of your feelings. They will tell you if your self-talk is positive or negative.

If you’re noticing negative feelings, you need to explore why you’re feeling bad.

Did you catch a glimpse in the mirror and call yourself fat or some other disrespectful slur? Pull-on your favorite jeans after they went through the dryer and felt the squeeze?

Small triggers send us into a pattern of negativity.

Why Self-Talk Affects Weight loss


This routine eats away at our self-confidence and creates more negative self-talk. If we aren’t careful, this vicious cycle will rob us of our happiness, and even worse, it can rob us of our future.


Soon we start believing the things we tell ourselves are true. Terrible things that we wouldn’t dream of saying to anyone else.


“You’re never going to lose weight”


“You don’t deserve to be happy”


“You’re not strong enough to change”


If this is resonating with you on a deep level, I understand. I’ve been there!

How to Change Your Self-talk for Weight-loss Success

Now you know how negative self-talk can sabotage your efforts to change your life.

But, how do you actually go about changing the narrative?


What steps do you need to take TODAY to get the right results tomorrow?

Everyone is so unique, and we all come from different backgrounds and life experiences. I can’t tell you here today what exactly you need to do to start changing your personal narrative.

What I can do however is offer you insight through a brand new video I’ve created. It talks all about the 5 Pillars of a Successful Lifestyle change.

I know you’ll be able to get some value from this!

Get it here:

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How I can Help You Personally

I offer an in-depth consultation for free to new clients looking to elevate their health and evolve their life.

It’s a time where we can sit down and chat about what’s been holding you back.

I can give you actionable steps you can take today for free.


Book your consultation today to find out exactly how we can get you where you want to go, together.

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Megan Kerry

Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!

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2 Comments

  1. […] Negative association from past experiences. This is the most dangerous and impactful reason why you need to stop dieting today. When we try a diet and we end up failing we carry that failure with us throughout our lives. It begins to colour or attempts at further weight loss or even starting any kind of healthy habit like drinking more water. We start telling ourselves that we won’t succeed and that we shouldn’t even try. This is a recipe for disaster when it comes to our self-esteem. For more on self-talk and how it relates to weight loss, be sure to check out my article and video on Self-Talk for Weight Loss […]

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