Eat in Front of a Mirror to Lose Weight

1014Iowa State University surveyed 320 college students while individually offering them bagels and the options of no-fat, low-fat and regular cream cheese. The half of the participants that ate in front of a mirror proved to be 32% less likely to slather on fattening, regular cream cheese. Such insight suggests that if you’re trying to lose weight, sitting with a mirror in your eye line and checking your reflection could help.*

The habit of watching yourself in the mirror as you eat is meant to remind you that the purpose of eating is for nourishment above all else. Looking at yourself in the mirror while you eat can also help you to reflect on your personal standards and weight-loss goals.

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*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-s-brown/desperate-to-lose-weight-_b_4347530.html
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Achieve Your Goals Through Visualization

“The more you visualize yourself having achieved your goals, the more your brain decides that this is the real you and the more it works to promote the behavior that drives this to be true.”
-Kelly Traver, MD

Whatever your goals may be, visualize images of you already having achieved them. Visualizing wills your brain and behavior to turn your dreams into reality. Start visualizing positive goals and potential achievements today!

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Goals Transform Us

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
-Zig Ziglar

Goals help us achieve what we want out of life. One healthy side effect of going after your goals, is that you transform in the process, often for the better. Let’s let transformation be another motivating factor to working toward our goals today!

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Keeping Promises Makes You Happier

1521When you keep your promises, people learn to trust and respect you, and that makes you a happier person. It gives you a boost to prove to the world that you care and that you’re reliable. When you break a promise it signifies to others that you can’t be counted on or that you don’t value them. Breaking a promise ultimately disrespects you because the after-effects can harm your self-image and self-esteem.
Concrete promises are easier to keep, so set a clear goal and deadline with each promise that you make.*

The next time you’re struggling to keep a promise, instead of working on making up an excuse, work harder, sacrifice and persevere.

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*http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/5-tips-to-help-you-keep-your-promises.html
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Make Things Happen

1475“There are three kinds of people. There are those who watch things happen, those who wonder what happened, and those who make things happen. Strive to be one of those who make things happen.”
-Tommy Lasorta, LA Dodgers Manager

Life is not as meaningful if you just sit back and let it pass you by. Let’s make positive things happen by taking action in our own lives today!

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When You Quit, You Fail

1400“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.”
-Napoleon Hill

At certain points, we will all be defeated. However, the only true failure in life is giving up. No matter the challenge, let’s keep working toward our goals and dreams each and every day!

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Pursue Your Goals with Gusto

1385“No matter how carefully you plan your goals, they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.”
-W. Clement Stone

Planning is important, but energy and action are needed in order to achieve your dreams. Whatever your big goal is, go after it with gusto today!

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Fortune Sides with Him Who Dares

1335“Fortune sides with him who dares.”
-Virgil, Roman Poet

Short-term goals should be realistic and achievable, but we should break boundaries with our long-term goals. Let’s be daring, and plan to exceed our present capabilities today!

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Failure Without Purpose

1330“Drifting, without aim or purpose, is the first cause of failure.”

–Napoleon Hill

Without having a plan in life, it’s common to feel restless, depressed, unfocused, and unmotivated. Let’s visualize a definite purpose today, and take the first step on a purposeful, successful path!

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Weak Desires Bring Weak Results

1320“Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.”
– Anonymous

If you want to get big results, then you’ve got to build up your desires. Let’s get excited and energized about our goals and get big results today!

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