The Psychology Behind Effective Weight Loss

No matter what it is you want to achieve the place to start is in your own mind. How you think and what you focus upon will dictate the outcome which you experience. If you go into something without commitment you will not reach the finishing line. It is essential to make an informed choice when deciding on the best weight loss action to take. The majority (99.9999%) of failed weight loss attempts lie in the persons mind – in their attitude, beliefs, expectations or lack of information.

To be successful in losing weight, you have to use the mental skills essential to success at anything in life. Losing weight is NOT simply a matter of keeping your mouth shut, as most of us have discovered. Unfortunately most people just hear about a new diet and “try it” the following week. On a scale of 1 to 10 please grade that for commitment. And please be ruthlessly honest. I’d give it a 0 or 1. “Trying” is lying as the saying goes – lying to yourself, that is. You don’t try to brush your teeth, you brush them. You don’t try to eat your lunch; you eat it. And on a scale of 1 to 10 please grade this same scenario on how well informed this would-be dieter is. Again, I’d give it a 0 or 1 at most. Apply the same scale as to how detailed the person’s beliefs and expectations of success are and again, I fear the same low rating will be the result.

Think now how damaging the effect is of having made a “half-baked” attempt at weight loss. No one likes to admit that they didn’t really try and so will justify in their own mind that they did try, they tried really hard, but it “still didn’t work”. This leads on to the next logical conclusion – “whatever I try, I can’t lose weight”, creating an ever deeper belief that you will never manage to lose weight. And if you think you cannot, you are right. You create your own reality, through the thoughts you choose to think.

If you want to lose weight successfully, there is no point in making justifications such as “I’m big boned” or “all of my family have a big appetite”. These thoughts (no matter how correct they may be), made more compelling each time you give them the time of day, won’t help you to lose weight; they will do the exact opposite and will stand in your way and create a powerful barrier to weight loss. You have, within your own mind, all of the keys to successful weight loss, so long as you choose to apply them.

Thus to lose weight effectively, I suggest “binning” any and every “justification” that you have ever used. Promise yourself that you will never again pay heed to them. Instead, focus on how a successful person might think about weight loss. Imitate and emulate the most successful person you know. Empower yourself through prior knowledge so that you can make an informed choice about the best weight loss method for you. Commit yourself as fully to your plan as you would if you know that you will succeed – 100%. Seek the help of the right expert for you, if you want, or consider that you need, assistance.

As a hypnotherapist, I think the most frustrating thing is when a client turns up in my office as a result of a “half-baked” idea. You need to meet your therapist half way – the hypnotherapist cannot do it for you, but will work wonders so long as you are a willing, committed and well prepared subject. What is so ironic that it is only the way in which you think that gets in the way of your own success!

I have found through experience that it takes time for a person to adjust their thinking in relation to successful weight loss. For this reason I have developed a program of hypnosis downloads for effective weight loss. In this way you take beliefs and expectations which previously got in your way, and change them one at a time. I have also found that most people tackle weight loss on a weekly basis; they have gotten used to going to their weight loss group each week, and somehow need an extra step up, a helping hand, every week so as to keep on track. Hypnosis downloads designed for weight loss provide you with a very easy, powerful and cost effective way of gaining this help.

Hypnosis allows access to your subconscious mind, the part where inner beliefs, habits and expectations are stored. Hypnosis is the key to unlocking the hidden power of your own mind and strengthening your resolve to lose weight successfully. You can listen to a hypnosis download every day if you wish and ensure that your resolve does not waver; rather, you will find yourself going from strength to strength as your thoughts work for you, instead of getting in your way.

Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads to help you to lose weight easily and effectively.