There is no magic bullet that will make you lose weight without trying. No special diet that lets you eat a huge amount of food and drop pounds fast. No ab-machine or exer-cycle that you see at three fifteen in the morning on an infomercial is really going to make that much difference to you.
We all know the secret to losing weight, right? Eat right, exercise more and keep a positive attitude. Yes, we all know that. If you ever had a weight problem though, you know its not really that simple. Eating right is difficult when your facing constant hunger, when every food that is good for you tastes horrible and you are racing full speed ahead from the moment you wake up until you hop into bed at night making fast food very tempting. Exercise is time consuming and difficult, sometimes it can even be downright painful! As for that positive attitude, well thats relatively easy. Once you get past the hunger pangs and the sore muscles, the fact that you have not eaten anything that you like in a week and a half and have worn blisters, in places better not mentioned, on that bicycle seat. After that staying positive is a piece of cake.
Well, no, I guess it really isnt.
Overlooked in the standard equation though, the eat less and exercise more truism, is the fact that we are not only physical beings but psychic ones as well.
There are too many techniques to go over all of them here, it could literally fill a book, perhaps someday it will. Right now though action needs to be taken. Americans are gaining weight at an alarming rate. From our eldest people to our youngest, we are plumping up at levels never seen before.
We need to address three main areas if we wish to bring about long term weight-loss. The mental, emotional and physiological aspects.
This could be a road just as hard as the strictest diet and as painful as running a marathon. It could be, but Its not. Using a few simple techniques, you can bolster your self-discipline, your metabolic rate and your positive feelings about losing weight. You can also relieve hunger pains and feelings of angst over your current weight.
You can do these yourself, or have a friend or professional help you with them, so dont be worried that you might not have never tried anything like this before!
Here are some basic techniques you can use to aid in losing weight. While simple they are very powerful. You still have to diet and exercise, these methods will make that easier to do though.
*Start by calming yourself and quieting your mind. Just take a minute to not worry about anything, relax and let go of any distractions.
*Hold the idea in your mind that you are already thin. I know that this seems strange, but if you want to lose weight it helps to convince yourself that it is possible. If your mind rebels and tries to tell you something different just replace the thought with the idea you are thin and healthy and dont worry about it. It will take a bit of time to train your subconscious mind how to be thin. Spend a few minutes just "knowing" that you are slim and trim. You dont even have to visualize it. In fact, to your deeper self it is more helpful if you dont visualize it.
*Now imagine your day. "See" yourself eating a healthy breakfast. Go about your day until lunch. Hold the concept of all this time passing without much hunger. Imagine enjoying a lunch of healthy foods that you arranged in the morning. Know that stresses will happen and you will let them go. See yourself going through some exercise and really enjoying it, is it hard? Sure, but nothing you cant handle! Go through dinner in this way as well. Notice that you are not craving sweets particularly, hunger is not an issue for you either. Perhaps you will have a small snack before bed? That is up to you.
The important thing here is to use conceptual thought as much as possible. If you havent gotten the trick of thinking in ideas yet, just do your best. Visualizing your desired day will work too, just not as powerfully.
*Next we are going to hold several different concepts in a row. These will actually be building powerful psychic fields around you, so make sure you keep the ideas/concepts you are maintaining very clear and as constant as possible.
1. Hold the idea of energy in your body. Feel the energy coursing through you. Buzzing and exciting your system. This will increase your metabolic rate. Feel it in every part of your body. Hold this for at least a minute.
2. Hold the idea of warmth. Starting in the center of your body warming each part of your being. This will increase your metabolism even more. Again maintain for at least a minute.
3. Hold the idea of a lack of hunger. This is so powerful that you must use care not to strip yourself of hunger all together. This will actually dampen your sense of physical hunger and appetite. Keep this up for a minute.
4. Finally, hold the concept of happiness. Everyone should practice this regardless of their desire to lose pounds! It will ramp up your morale enough to stick with your diet and exercise program.
There are many other things that can be done to help a person lose weight using psychic techniques. For instance pain control methods can make exercise more pleasant, as can simple mood elevation. Ideas of what kind of foods are tasty can be changed both internally and from the outside of yourself with a little help. Metabolism can be increased and adipose tissue can be triggered to expel fat rather than conserve it.
Sure you will still have to watch what you eat. Yes, exercise is good for you and should be part of your daily program. These and other psychic healing methods can help to increase the ease and effectiveness of weight loss efforts though, making a definite increase in your quality of life.
If you would like to try these techniques but fear you dont have the skill level needed, try and enlist a friend to give you a hand. If that is not an option you could try getting professional help to make things easier in the short run. With practice though, you can learn to do all of these things and more on your own. That you have the power to control these thing is clear. Now the question is, do you decide to take control of your weight, or do you keep doing what you have always done?
It is up to you.