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To Lose Weight Succesfully See Yourself Losing

Mar 19, 2008
It is a fact is that most conditions can be improved simply by visualization. Weight loss is one of these conditions. It is simple; just keep a vision in your mind of how you want your body to look like eventually. Automatically and subconsciously you will begin acting in a way that will bring about those results. You actually become much more positive about your body. But even more intriguing is that you also become more accepting of your diet or fitness regime. A combination of this and other factors spur you to reach your weight goals more quickly and easily.

Effecting change through visualizing desired outcomes is becoming more acceptable in main stream psychology in recent years. Psychologists do not understand exactly how and why it works. But clearly the mind and body are not as separate as we often believe. It seems that if you truly want something it is more likely to happen - provided of course that it is something that is possible, and is within your control.

Visualization helps us to remove psychological hindrances in our own thinking. This allows us to truly want to lose weight by creating a clear and happy picture of our fitter bodies. We end up harmonizing all our efforts in one and the same direction.

Many people who are overweight believe in some way, very often subconsciously that they cannot lose weight. Sometimes they may say it out loud, or hear friends say it about themselves. For most people though, this belief stays in the subconscious. But it sure does influence our behavior. Someone who believes it is impossible for them to lose weight will constantly be battling their own negativity when they try to lose weight.

Their mind will be constantly telling them there is no point dieting, that they cannot lose weight so they can as well just go ahead and eat everything they wants. Visualization is probably the strongest technique that one can use to overcome these negative thoughts and impulses.

Visualize yourself at your desired weight as often as you can especially if you are plagued by negativity either from your own mind or from the reactions of friends and family to your die. Positive thinking and reinforcement works on the same level as all those negative voices and can annihilate their influence like nothing else can.

It is important to practice positive visualization every day. Insist on setting time for visualization morning and evening if you can. You just need to take a few minutes in a quiet place and keep an image in your mind of your body at its ideal weight. You also can visualize from the inside. Close your eyes and let your awareness focus on a part of your body - for example, your right thigh. Imagine it slowly becoming thinner in your mind's eye. Then move to the other thigh, and on through the body. It may help to start at the feet and move up towards the head, or vice versa.

Some people can do this easily, but most will need some help. If you have a photograph of yourself at your ideal weight in the past, you may find it easier to look at that and visualize attaining that weight again. Alternatively use a photo from a magazine but cut off the person's face and replace it with your face. Remember the idea is to visualize your own body, but thinner.

As you go about your work or daily chores, think of yourself as already at your ideal weight. Create your own positive affirmations and repeat them often, always in the present tense ("I am glad to be flexible, fit and slim", not "I will ..."). Enjoy the feeling of having a positive self-image. Over time, this will help you to keep to your weight loss plan. You will find that you effortlessly align to a diet plan. For example fatty foods are less attractive and exercise is more enjoyable.

While your weight loss will of course be gradual, the beauty of visualization is that it gives you a new body image right away. Use visualization to weight loss to get you on the winning path to the body you desire.
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