What kind of mental representations are you carrying around and are these representations conducive for losing unwanted weight?
A mental representation is an image or pattern in your mind of something you previously experienced. In most cases, the image or pattern is not something you’re necessarily aware of, but it is there nonetheless, influencing you.
Let’s suppose, for instance, that when you discuss things with other people, you expect to be criticized. Expecting to be criticized is your mental representation of how people will react to you. You may not be aware of this expectation. You may only be aware of choosing your words carefully and making sure you are supportive of the other person’s ideas so she will think well of you.
What are your mental representations regarding weight loss? Remember, a mental representation is an image or pattern in your mind of something you previously experienced. Try thinking of what you’ve been exposed to and what might have stuck with you?