Do You Make These Mistakes in Weight Loss?

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Do you sabotage your own success?

Are you struggling to keep those pounds from coming back you lost in the New Year?

Is your diet just about to kill you!

Fed up with spending a fortune on a special meals diet, and wondering if you need to sell your house to keep on it for the rest of your life?

Are you tired of watching other people’s weight go down but not yours?

Of getting on the scale and finding your weight is up and down like a yo-yo?

Okay – then you may be making some mistakes that can be corrected.


Interested or Committed?

For lasting effect weight loss is a commitment. Like marriage you don’t go into it with a “maybe this will work” or “give it a try” attitude or it is sure to lead to failure or break-up. Being interested in losing weight is fine – like being interested in getting married is fine. But the minute you say “I do” you’d better be beyond just interested if you want lasting happiness.

But of course when it comes to weight loss many of us don’t take it that seriously as marriage. After all, what’s the worse that can happen? We go off the diet and gain all that weight back and feel a failure and guilty or blame somebody else for the break-up sorry, not being successful.Come to think of it sounds kinda like divorce doesn’t it?

Here is some more information about differences between being interested and committed in Making the Weight Loss Journey Once.

The Barbara Bush Syndrome:

If things are not going as planned with losing weight then look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’ve really made the changes you need to succeed. Lasting weight loss requires significant changes in our attitude towards food. After all you didn’t gain weight because you were eating too many salads did you?

Have you made those changes in your life? Have you cut out the high carbohydrates and sugar? Completely? Did you throw out all your old clothes to send the message to yourself you’re never going back to those clothes? Or did you keep them around… just in case?

Lasting weight loss requires lifestyle changes and you can’t say “yes” to a makeover like Barbara Bush did but then tell your makeover team – “but you can’t change anything about me.”

Being Over-Analytical About the Process:

Some people like to know what the time is and others want to understand how each of the gears inside the clock work. Some people go with the flow of the process and others want to understand each step and pull it apart and critique it. If you fall into the latter type of being highly analytical then this may be holding you back in your weight loss program.

Over-analytical clients make for the toughest subjects for hypnotherapists because they find it difficult to relax and quiet the mind. Now there is nothing wrong in having an analytical mind – I have a bit of one myself – but sometimes you just have to go with the flow and trust in the process rather than questioning everything.

How Do You View Your Glass?

Is your glass always half-empty or half-full? Do you tend to have more negative thoughts than positive ones? Are you the type of person who lingers on what can go wrong rather than seeing yourself in success mode?

Do you start something – like a weight loss program – but then after a few weeks see everything that is wrong with the program and why it won’t work for you? This tends to be habitual for a large part of the population, we don’t believe in ourselves and our right to be successful. Because we haven’t been successful in weight loss in the past then we expect to fail in the next weight loss program we start next.

Change your belief and you change the outcome. The world does not care about your past failures so why should you? Approach your chosen weight loss program with commitment and resolve to be successful and be prepared to make lasting lifestyle changes… and you will be the right size for you.

Erika Slater
Free At Last Hypnosis

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