Self-Esteem: It Matters!

By author photo Jenny Craig Team

health

Let’s face it; carrying around a little extra weight on your frame can affect your self-esteem. If you’ve gained weight in the past few years, comparing your old thinner self to your current self can be a hard thing to face on a daily basis.

Rather than beat yourself up about your stress-eating, recent lack of exercise, or other lifestyle choices, it’s best to turn your attitude around and give your self-esteem a boost!

A healthy overall self-image can be a key factor in your success with weight loss. If you are down in the dumps about your body, chances are you might not have that extra motivation to hit the gym and drop those extra kilos.

You can improve your self-esteem

If you’ve already lost some weight, congratulations! It’s time to clean out the closet! Let’s get rid of “comfy” clothing – the jeans with a little extra give and the shirts that are more of a night dress than a top. Ridding yourself of these items can remove negative reminders of the body you’ve left behind. Plus, if you’re not careful, having them around might make it easier for you to slide back into old, unhealthy habits, and right back into those old clothes. Besides, once you have a fitter body, why would you want to keep those old rags anyway?

Improve your self-confidence by buying clothes and other accessories that show off your hard work and make you feel your best. Playing up your figure will also reinforce your motivation to stick with your weight loss plan.

Living a more active lifestyle is another excellent way to help boost self-esteem. Exercise is known to increase motivation and release endorphins that can help you feel happier, and better about yourself and your body appearance.

Your self-perception needs to be positive, no matter where in the weight loss process you currently are! Keeping your self-esteem high can help you exercise regularly, eat healthy, and be the best version of you possible.

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