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Can Law Of Attraction Help You Lose Or Gain Weight?

Feb 12, 2008
Most readers would probably have heard or read Napoleon Hill's highly acclaimed "Think And Grow Rich". Many people have also claimed that the book changed their way thinking and have seen their personal wealth grow.

Now then, if people can think and grow rich, then can people think and grow thin and slim? Can thinking to be thin help you to lose weight or thinking fat help you gain weight?

Since the released of Rhonda Byrne's "The Secret" DVD and book, the Law of Attraction or LOA for short, which is the essence of her work has swept the world by storm arousing much renewed interest in metaphysical science and new age spiritual thinking.

If you are not familiar with the law of attraction, then simple definition of the law of attraction is that you attract to you what are in your dominant thoughts and what you are focused on.

In other words, you get what you think and focused on. Of course there are more to it than just merely wishful thinking and if you want to know more, the internet is full of websites on the application of law of attraction.

Experts and teachers of the law of attraction such as Bob Proctor, John Assaraf and some others who appeared in "The Secret" explained that recent breakthroughs in neuroscience along with understanding mental laws, reveal why the "law of attraction" works regardless of whether you look at the theory from a metaphysical or a scientific point of view in a Larry King show in 2007.

Scientists have long known that your subconscious is completely neutral and impartial and it will carry out any instructions you give it by your conscious or logical mind. That means that you can use the law of attraction to attract love, to lose or gain weight, attract wealth, quit smoking or whatever you desire. To skeptics, this sounds too good to be true but to believers, there are too many anecdotal evidence that the law of attraction works without any exception is difficult to ignore.

Unfortunately, many of us are still running negative programs we picked up from others as children when our subconscious minds were totally open and impressionable, or which we have developed over the years as a result of repetition of our own negative thinking.

Yes, many of you may say to me that you have been thinking of losing weight, but is still getting fatter. You see, when you are thinking of losing weight, you are using your conscious mind, but what is your subconscious mind thinking? Here are some examples :-

a) I am fat, therefore I need to lose weight - This thinking cancels out each other. Yes, you want to lose weight, but you are also thinking about being fat. The law of attraction does not react to whether you want it or do not want it, it just delivers to you what you are thinking and focused on and in this instance, you are thinking about being fat as well as losing weight.

b) My family members are fat, so I am genetically programed to be fat - I don't need to explain this further. It is a self limiting thought and guess what? If you think that you are programed to be fat, then you are. You won't be doing anything to change the status quo because you will think that it is useless to do so subconsciously. Simple as that.

c) I wish to be thin - Now merely wishing is not good enough, the law of attraction will just entertain your wish. You will always be wishing and wishing and wishing.

d) It is difficult to lose weight - Then you will never lose weight because it will always be difficult for you to lose weight.

So when you do not lose weight even if you have always wanted to, it could be because of your self limiting subconscious thoughts and there could even be hundreds if not thousands of negative programming in our subconscious mind not only in the subject of physical body shape but on other matters such as wealth, health, love and the list goes on.

These negative beliefs are programed into our subconscious mind and most of the time we do not even know that they are there sabotaging us. These thoughts then become our beliefs, habits and automatic behavior.

To change your end results, you need to overwrite the negative programing and instill new positive programing into your subconscious mind. If you are getting more of the same or negative results in your life such as not being able to attract more wealth, good health or the body shape you desire, then you have probably been unconsciously running old negative programs and reinforcing them with daily negative thought patterns.

There are many techniques you can use to get rid of limiting beliefs and negative thoughts such as using goal setting, affirmations and creative visualizations.

I will not describe in detail how these methods work here as books have been written on them. However, from personal experiences, the best method is to use self hypnotism to get rid of these negative programing.

You see, instead of spending a lot of money for a hypnosis therapist to help you find out your self limiting negative thoughts in your subconscious mind and re-program new positive thoughts into it, you can now do it yourself through self hypnosis sessions through CDs or MP3s.

So, how to use self hypnotism to lose weight or gain weight? Well, that is for another article or you click the link in my author's box and read about them.
About the Author
Chris Chew is a fitness personal trainer and author of "Burn Fat Build Muscles Fast". More free articles at his sites at Lose weight with self Hypnosis and Self Hypnosis To Lose Or Gain Weight
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