Body Gratitude – Weight Watchers

Body Gratitude.

Get Ready to celebrate what it does for you!

Have you thanked your shoulders today? How about your feet? Every day your body works pretty hard: carrying bags, cooking dinner, walking the dog. But if you’re not happy with how it looks, you zero in on the negative.

That kind of body attitude can backfire: You feel bad, you eat to feel better, you feel bad …. Ironic right? You’d think a poor body image would spur you to positive actions, but it’s body gratitude that does the trick; you’re more likely to eat better, exercise more – and lose weight.

Let’s see how this works, for good and bad.

  • You see a tone runner jog by.
  • You think “I’ll never look like that” … or “My arms are getting toned, too!”
  • You feel hopeless or inspired.
  • You act by watching tv or by doing a few extra push ups.

Fill out the following on the negative path. Then start again, and take the positive path.

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NEGATIVE THOUGHT_______YOU THINK_______POSITIVE THOUGHT

YOU FEEL                                                                                                      YOU FEEL

(negative feeling)                                                                              (positive feeling)

YOU DO/DON’T                                                                                    YOU DO/DON’T

(negative action)                                                                                 (positive action)

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