I wish to explain to you "why diets don't work", and why "you are not losing weight", or I should probably say why "it comes right back again". Actually, diets do work, and you can get the body you deserve! You only need to change your thoughts and beliefs first.
You may or may not know this already, but your thoughts create your life. I want you to know this as truth; it is factual. This also implies that you create your life, by choosing and monitoring your thoughts accordingly. This is not necessarily easy, but the more you become aware of what you are thinking, the easier life becomes.
What you think about you bring about. Even if you are thinking of not eating, your mind doesn't know the difference of what you want or don't want. It only thinks you would like to eat. This is why so many of us are living a life filled with misery. We unconsciously focus on what we don't want. Our bills, people who upset us, weight gain, traffic, all these things we don't want, we tend to focus on more than what we actually do want! And therefore, in return, we get more bills, more anger, additional weight, and always seem to be stuck in traffic. Are we clear on this?
Dieting is not just about changing your eating habits, though that is a great place to start. In order to truly be successful at weight loss, you must also change your thinking, and your beliefs…
Being thin is not only a choice, but a lifestyle as well. It is the same as being overweight. In order to lose weight, you first need to lose negativity towards yourself. You are no different from anyone else. God did not decide to create all men equal, except for you! So stop telling yourself that you can't lose weight, and start excepting the fact that you can! Even if you don’t believe in God, you cannot deny the Universe existing. The Universe is continually creating everything in your reality through your thoughts. You are part of that energy field, (the Universe) and are strongly connected to it, and everything in it. It is believed the Universe was also created by thought… That's how powerful your thoughts are!
Choosing to be thin is the same as choosing to be rich, or well read. You choose your hair style, where you shop, your home, your clothes, and yes, you do choose what size they will be! If you desire to be overweight, that is fine with the rest of us. Just please stop crying about it. Stop blaming others, your parents – (they are overweight, they did not teach me proper eating habits), your body – (I have a slow metabolism), work – (I don’t have time to go to the gym or to exercise). You cannot just wish to be thin, though that is a very good start. You only need to believe your wish will come true! It is your beliefs that create your reality, and your thoughts create your beliefs. It is crucial that you become aware of your thoughts as much as possible. This may seem difficult at first, but it only takes practice.
Begin by making a list of positive affirmations and recite them several times a day outloud (especially in the morning and right before bedtime). This really works as it changes your thought patterns… your subconscious will reject them at first because it is programmed by the past and validates your past as truth. That is why you must keep repeating them. It helps to make your affirmations seem real. For example, if you say "I am a size six", and really you wear a size 12, your subconscious will know this is false and do nothing. However, if you use the words "I choose" before the statement, your mind will except this as fact and begin working to make it so. Say these words with authority, as truth. You are stating facts here! (They soon will be anyway…) If you have trouble believing this, think how many times you said "I'm getting fat", or "I never seem to lose weight". Did any of those statements come true? Then I guess it works. Now you just need to reverse this vicious cycle.
The next step is to visualize yourself as the weight you wish to be. Your mind always thinks in pictures, so you must always picture yourself as thin. It helps if you can post pictures of yourself as the weight you wish to be around the house. You can also picture yourself exercising. I find this motivates you better to actually do your workout.
When it comes to exercise, choose a program that works for you. Find activities that you actually enjoy doing. There is walking, running, swimming, dancing, sports, palates…just to name a few. I actually get a workout cleaning my house. Anything that raises your pulse, heart beat, and speeds up your internal system in general is exercise. Any movement, even stretching is better than lying on the couch, eating, and watching T.V.
Diet does not mean eat nothing but cabbage soup for ten days. You will lose weight by this, but most certainly gain it back as soon as you eat something other than cabbage soup. Diets like this do not work! They are temporary, at best, designed to last for a day or two. Why would you only want to lose pounds for a couple of days? This is why I say being thin is a lifestyle. You need to find a diet that last, in other words, one that fits your lifestyle.
I realize this may be difficult to understand… it's a lot to explain in one article. My favorite mentor, Dr. Robert Anthony has programs which pretty much coincides with what I'm stating here. Only, I am certain he can explain this much better and in more depth than I. Dr. Robert Anthony's program is the easiest and most affordable. It is tittled "Zero Resistance Weight Release" and is designed to help you lose excess weight quickly and easily through self hypnosis and your subconscious mind. Dr. Robert Anthony has created several programs I positively believe in. No gimmicks, just cold, heart facts like I am stating here. I strongly suggest you visit his website:
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