You can think yourself slim

The correlation between how you perceive yourself and your reality are more intertwined than you thought.

asian woman looking at mirror in bed


Just say no to bad body image — you’ll avoid getting caught in the downward spiral of self-fulfilling prophecy. Norwegian researchers observed that teens of normal weight who saw themselves as “fat” were far more likely to become overweight as adults.

Bottom line: Go easy on yourself. The stress associated with setting unrealistic goals could contribute to weight gain.