To lose weight was the #1 News Years Resolution in 2012 and it is again this year. Sadly, 92% of people fail to achieve their Resolutions, even though it is estimated that Australians will spend $745 million on weight-loss products this year, and about $1.7 billion on gyms and personal trainers.
But don’t despair, that means 8% will achieve their Resolution to lose weight and you could be one of them if you follow these 5 key steps.
1. Eat Consciously. Turn off the television, forget the computer and don’t read the paper or a book. Concentrate instead on the taste, the texture and most importantly, the amount you are eating. When you think you feel full, stop eating. And as an added bonus, enjoy the family conversation.
2. Get Your Mind Onside. The majority of people with say “Eat less, move more”, and this is true to a point. However if your subconscious does not support your desire to lose weight, it won’t happen. If you work on your mind first, your chances of losing weight and keeping is off long term are greatly improved. Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to get your subconscious mind to support your desire.
3. Watch Your Language. Watch how you say things, and this includes your self talk. The statement “I want to lose weight” is a great example. As a child we were taught to find what we lost. You could reduce, discard, give away, or get rid of your weight, but if you think you lost the weight, your subconscious will go looking for it again.
4. Don’t Deprive Yourself. As soon as you tell yourself you can’t have something, it becomes all you think about. So rather than total deprivation, use portion control. If you feel like a bit of chocolate, have a couple of bits but be sensible.
5. Stress Less. Studies have proven there is a direct link to stress and not being able to lose weight. There are plenty of relaxation techniques available to reduce your stress levels, you will not only improve your shape but also your mood.