Training Your Mind For Fat Loss

You’re reading this because you want to lose fat. Well before you lose fat you need to change the way you think, you need to train your mind. Training your mind is not as hard as you think. Outside of health, fitness, and sports I have two other passions, that I love learning about.

They are; astronomy/space exploration and the power of the mind.

Seeing as astronomy and space exploration has nothing what so ever to do with weight loss (except for the decrease in gravity!) I won’t be talking about that any time soon, unless there is some strange way it could help you lose the pounds….but I wouldn’t hold your breath!!

Anyway moving swiftly on!

The second passion of mine is understanding the power of the mind. You see, the mind is such a powerful tool.

There are conflicting theories where the brain is concerned. Some experts believe, on average we only 10% of our brain, others however argue we use 100% of our brain even on a normal day.

Now, I am certainly no expert when it comes to the brain, but I do no that when I am studying to further my knowledge (I do this often!) I am using my brain a lot more than if I was to just go about my normal day. So this asks the question, how can I be using 100% of my brain on a ‘normal’ day?

The truth is no one actually knows exactly how much of the brain we use at any given time, but what we do know is the brain is very powerful, and can be trained.

We taught ourselves how to walk, talk and run, in fact, almost everything we ‘do’ we taught ourselves how to do it.

Now on to why this is relevant to you losing weight!

You’ve tried so many times to lose weight, but still after all this time your still exactly where you were when you first started out on your weight loss journey.

Why? Well this can be down to many factors, but I can guarantee after the first time of failing, your confidence took a massive blow. Since then you have always had that fear of failing again.

You have now inherited a habit. The habit of thinking you can’t lose weight

Your habitual thoughts and decisions are being sent from your subconscious mind, and because of this you are struggling to lose weight.

Even if this is your first shot at losing weight, you still might have that doubt in your mind. As well as thinking you can’t lose weight, there’s also a very good chance you may have bad eating habits.

Remember that McDonald’s you ate on the weekend after work because it was late and you couldn’t be bothered to cook? Or that ‘amazing’ café / burger place you go to at lunch, because Jim or Sue are going? Those kinds of habits are just some of the obstacles that stand in the way of you losing weight.

Well, there’s good news. You can get past these obstacles, and eliminate the bad habits.

You are not alone when it comes to facing obstacles in life, everyone faces obstacles. You, friends, family, me, everyone!

Here are two of the most powerful tools I use in my every day life, and I encourage you to as well. They can be used to help you lose weight as well as tackle many other things life throws at us, they can be used to literally change your life.

Affirmations:

As you might have already found out, self talk can have a negative influence on your decisions, but equally it can have a positive effect. Whether it’s negative or positive one thing’s for sure, it affects your motivation, and more ultimately your results.

Self talk comes from two sides, your conscious and subconscious mind.

Your conscious mind is repeatedly telling yourself you can lose weight. ‘I can do this; I will lose weight, for my family, for my kids, for me!’

Your subconscious mind, those negative doubts in your head, like ‘who am I kidding?’ and ‘I can’t lose weight.’ These are the thoughts that we often quote as saying ‘in the back of my mind…’

Our subconscious mind is based upon past programming, and the bad news is that your subconscious mind will overpower your conscious mind, leaving you wide open for those negative past programmed thoughts.

Now for the good news! Your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between ‘truth and fiction’, meaning we can tell our subconscious mind anything resulting in the behaviour of our subconscious mind changing.

So by positive metal attitude (P.M.A), repeating positive statements to ourselves as often as we possible can we can change the way our subconscious mind thinks!

Visualization:

So you have these negative thoughts that have been programmed into your head, here we are going to talk about visualization.

This is where we use our imagination to create images of what we want to look like, the new and improved you.

You repeatedly show your mind the images of you after weight loss.  After you have told your subconscious mind where you want to be, how you want to look, it will start to believe you and go to work on how to accomplish it.

By trusting your subconscious mind, you will find yourself reaching your fitness goals with very little effort what so ever.

If you have ever accomplished anything before in your life, which I would bet you have, no matter how small, you will experienced this feeling before.

Times when you are looking for an answer to something, and after visualizing it for so long you don’t find an answer, then no of nowhere…..bam! The answer just ‘pops’ into your head…..

Remember what I said earlier about how powerful our brain can be, well this is what I mean!

For me this is what I use in my daily life. I go to sleep thinking about where I want to go in life, what I want to do.

By combining affirmations and visualizations, you can truly change your life around.

Thee techniques are great for weight loss, but they can be used to stop smoking, drinking, drug addictions and many small problems we encounter in our daily lives as well.

So I want you to go away and believe in yourself, you can lose weight, nothing and nobody will stop that. I know you can and more importantly, so do you…..

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