Tapping Into The Right Mindset For Weight Loss
There’s a psychological factor that comes into play when you’re trying to lose weight. Like many people when it comes to starting a weight loss journey they start out with “I’ll start Monday.”
Until Monday, they eat everything in sight, finish all the snacks in the cupboard in preparation for “Monday” but by the time Monday rolls around they get distracted, forget or simply are not ready to start.
What they’ve achieved and you may relate is, they gave themselves permission to binge and enjoy as much crap as they wanted because come “Monday” they won’t be able to eat those things anymore.
The second thing people convince themselves is they don’t have the “motivation” to lose weight. They want to lose weight but they’re waiting for some mystical feeling to take over their mind and body and somewhere set them on the right path.
If you want to lose weight for real then you need to start with the right tool and that’s working on your mindset.
Tapping into the right mindset or the right frame of mind will give you motivation, commitment, and the skills you need to overcome the obstacles that you might face with temptations and distractions.
When you have the right psychology in place during your weight loss journey, you’ll make weight loss fun, easier and be able to develop changes towards a healthier lifestyle that will stay with you forever.
Your mindset controls your behavior, actions, and thoughts. As people grow, they develop habits and associations that govern their life. Most of these habits are controlled by our sub-conscious and we are generally unaware of them.
However, your subconscious thoughts could also sabotage your efforts without you realizing what you’re really telling yourself. This can be detrimental to your weight loss attempts.
The right mindset entails using various techniques and strategies to control your behavior by monitoring your thoughts and actions. When you tap into this mindset, you’ll be better equipped to replace the old habits and associations that formed your thinking in the first place with new and more positive habits that will enable you to lose weight and feel good in your own skin.
Developing the correct mindset doesn’t occur overnight. It takes some effort, but in the end, it’s well worth the time. You’ll have to regularly monitor your progress and behavior. Sometimes it will be easy and other times, it won’t.
A journal will help you learn more about your unconscious thoughts, identify your limiting beliefs and reactive behaviours. Writing your thoughts on paper has many mental health benefits as well as can help you track your habits to see what is working and what needs to change.
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Hypnosis For Tapping Into The Right Mindset
If you’re looking for a faster and effective way to achieve the right mindset for weight, then look no further than Hypnotherapy also referred to as Hypnosis. Hypnosis is one of the best ways you can switch your mindset towards a positive outcome.
Hypnotherapy can help change your:
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Which sounds pretty good when it comes to weight loss results and tapping into the right mindset.
6 Practical Steps To Creating the Right Mindset
With or without hypnosis there’s still some groundwork to do when it comes to tapping into the right mindset for weight loss and any other goal for that matter.
Here are 6 practical steps you can take to shift your mindset towards what you want:
Step 1: Write Your Goals Out
Write your goals down – tell yourself what weight you want to get to. While you’re at it, write down any other personal goals you might have as far as your life in general.
Since you’re creating a new version of yourself you can also focus your efforts on improving other aspects of your life riding the wave of motivation and drive you’re experiencing right now.
Step 2: Be Specific In What You Want
Be specific about what those goals are. When you generalize your goals, you are trivializing them. If you’re not specific with your goals it means you are not clear. If you’re not clear you will struggle to maintain focus. Your goals ARE IMPORTANT. Make them important!
When you’re specific you can track the habits that are helping you get closer to your achievement. You can recognize milestones that mean you’re getting closer and closer to your goal.
Step 3: Set a Timeframe
Assign yourself a timeframe or deadline. You want to lose weight. You want to do it by Christmas, or your wedding, or the next class reunion. When you assign a deadline, you give yourself a goal to work for, and like we said, your goals ARE IMPORTANT!
A time frame will give you a little pressure. Pressure can be one of the best motivators because it gives you movement. Literally. You see the days going by and the date getting closer. It will help keep you on your path and also help ramp up your efforts as you get closer to your deadline.
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The Hypnotic Gastric Lapband Weight Loss Program is designed to help you change your eating habits and food choices. You will reduce the amount of food you eat and you will feel full.
This program includes 4 hypnosis sessions:
- The Hypnotic Gastric Lapband Session
- Weight Loss Motivation Session
- Your New Relationship With Food Session
- Relaxation and De-stress Session
Most people have reported losing between 1-2kgs a week and have felt more confident and motivated to be more active.
You can listen to the session and get results straight away. You can listen to the session as many times as you like to keep your motivation towards weight loss going.
Step 4: Break Up Your Goals Into Smaller Goals
Make those goals measurable and achievable. Don’t think TOO big or try to undertake more than what you are capable of.
If you need to lose 50 kilos, don’t expect to do it in a few weeks. Give yourself enough time achieve this in a healthy way. You could also try to break the goals down into smaller goals. Aim to lose 5 kilos over the next month (or whatever feels right for you). Then tell yourself the same thing the next month.
Eventually, you’ll reach that goal and feel the satisfaction of being lighter than you were before. Breaking your goal into smaller goals will make you feel you’re achieving your goal quicker and you can keep building on those feelings of success.
You can reward yourself for each 5 kilos in a way that feels good to you. This helps keep the game interesting and will help build your confidence.
Step 5: Focus on Your Goals Daily
Focus on those goals everyday. We get busy. Life gets in the way and even when we really want something we can get distracted and “forget”.
So, write your goals out and post them on your fridge. Write them in your diary. Put a reminder on the visor of your car. Type it as a screen saver for your phone.
Create a vision board and stick up on your bedroom wall. Copy it as a screen saver for your computer.
When you focus on your goals, you will keep them in mind all the time and when they are first and foremost in your mind, you will be well on the way toward achieving them.
Successful people right out their goals every day. Yes. Every day. It refreshes what’s most important to them and keeps them on track.
Step 6: Be Committed To Your Goals
Be committed to those goals – at all costs. There’s a reason why you want to achieve those goals. When you’re committed, those goals become the focus of your mind. My advice to you is when you start, keep going.
No. Matter. What.
Don’t teach yourself that “this doesn’t work.” All diets work. All training programs work. If you stick with it until you get the result.
Most people eat a salad in a day and think ‘I better wake up skinny tomorrow.” I hate to break it to you but it’s going to take many days of eating salads, replacing things you love with things that are mediocre so reach your goal weight.
Not because it’s impossible and it should be hard but because you need to undo habits you’ve created over many years.
It took time and effort to put the weight on and equally it will take time and effort to lose weight.
If you want a different result you need to do something different. No brainer. I know. If you take things one step at a time, there are basic steps that can be adopted. Stop telling yourself, “I just can’t do it.”
You can coax yourself into a new habit of healthy eating. Start off with clean eating it’s honestly the best start. Rid yourself of processed foods gradually and your body will thank you for it not only by losing weight but reducing health ailments too.
So to wrap this up, mindset is your first step towards weight loss. Developing a psychology towards weight loss will help you achieve you goals and you will succeed. Challenge yourself to become the type of person you want to be and live the life that you want and deserve.
We are not given the power of dreams without the power and ability to achieve those dreams. It’s time to start – RIGHT NOW!
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