How many times have you decided to commit to a diet, and you set out your eating plan… And then all of a sudden you are sitting on the couch eating an entire tub of ice cream, or an entire pizza, or even an entire bucket of wings? Happened to you? Of course it has, that’s why they call that “Comfort Food”!!! This is what is called “emotional eating” and all of us have suffered from this at some time in the past. This form of eating will derail any diet plans that you have because quite simply we always act in accordance with our feelings. So how do you put an end to this once and for all? General life stress is going to be one of the influencing factors that lead to emotional eating, so among the solutions is dealing with stress. Stress will stop you from doing the things you want to do (like exercising and eating a salad) and make you do things you don’t want to do (like eating that pint of ice cream). So when you are feeling stressed and are inclined to engage in emotional eating, one strategy is to do ANYTHING that will make you feel better; here are a few ideas: 1. Go For a Walk Outside One of the easiest and simplest ways to make yourself feel better is to go outside and take a nice invigorating walk. Feel the sun and the breeze on your face and look around you at all that surrounds you and take it all in. The bi-podal motion of walking also releases “feel good” brain chemicals that have a tremendous effect on making you feel better. 2. Dance Like No-One is Watching This one combines two awesome feel good tactics…music and movement. So when you feel inclined to call the take out joint, instead put on some jamming beats and just dance by yourself. Yes I know it sounds goofy but trust me on this. Number one; music that inspires you will make you feel better, and number two; moving your body always makes you feel better. You physiology always affects how you feel. And as a bonus tactic while you are listening to the music and shaking your booty do this… Smile as big as you can smile, and hold it for as long as you can. I am talking a huge big cheesy smile here. Now don’t knock it till you try it; you cannot feel bad when you are smiling, moving your body, and feeling the music pulsate through you. Guaranteed. Stress can lead to emotional eating which can lead to packing on the pounds. This all starts in between your ears; your thinking is what controls it all. Would you like to learn how to “think” like a skinny person? I show you exactly how to do it here: Start To “Think” Like a Skinny Person and Beat Emotional Eating Now <== I know you can create the body of your dreams!
Here is another article I wrote for http://ezinearticles.com some time ago The entire original article can be seen at: http://ezinearticles.com/?When-It-Comes-To-Losing-Weight-Your-Thoughts-Are-The-Most-Important-Thing&id=8239748 Here it is… his is another article in a series of articles about finding a way of life that will allow you to lose weight and have the body you have always wanted without going through the misery of calorie counting or restrictive diets. For previous articles please search this authors name on this website. Where Do You Put Your effort? So you are trying to lose weight, on the one side of the effort scale you have your thoughts, and on the other side of the effort scale you have your actions. For this scale to be in balance you will need to put 90% of your efforts on the thoughts and 10% of your effort on the actions that you will take. Your thoughts are 90% of your success… This may surprise most people as the myth is that how you exercise, or how you eat is the most important thing when losing weight. Well that is just not the case, if you don’t have your thinking right your actions will be meaningless. Your thoughts create your feelings, which create your actions, which lead to your results. It all starts with your thoughts; if your thoughts are not right your results will not be right. 100% Commitment People don’t follow through on diets because of limiting and self-sabotaging thoughts and beliefs, 95% of these thoughts and beliefs are subconscious. It will take 100% commitment to break through your current limiting subconscious thoughts and beliefs and get to where you are doing what you know you should do to lose weight. But don’t worry. As Jack Canfield says, “99% commitment is a bitch, 100% commitment is a breeze!” So get 100% committed to the changes you want to make in your life, don’t worry about how you will make the changes, just focus on why you want to make the changes. The why is your thoughts, the how is your actions, and as stated earlier 90% of the effort needs to be on the thoughts. Act In Accordance With New Beliefs Healthy, fit, athletic people think and act in a certain way, and to lose weight and achieve your ideal body you will have to think and act in a similar way. To do this you will need to impress new thoughts upon your subconscious mind (and remove limiting beliefs), then your new subconscious thoughts will direct how you act. Remember thoughts>feelings>actions>results. By following specific techniques you can create the image of what you want, and by impressing that image upon your subconscious mind through repetition and emotional involvement, you create new habits. These habits attract the help of powers beyond yourself-call it Source, The Universe, Infinite Intelligence, The Greater Power, God, The Law of Attraction, or whatever you choose to call it. This force creates situations in your life which are in alignment with your new beliefs and which bring you closer to the health and fitness you desire. Emotional Involvement To impress your new empowering beliefs and visions about the body you desire upon your subconscious mind, you need to become emotionally involved with those thoughts and beliefs. When you think or say what you want without much conviction, belief, or emotion, your subconscious mind does not believe it and does not adopt that new belief. However if you use some emotional intensity to think and say what you want with strong emotions and belief, your subconscious mind has no choice but to accept the new belief. I will share with you how to do this by using the following techniques: • Writing your goals down on white paper with a pen in blue ink. • Visualization of having achieved your goal for 68 seconds invoking the emotions of already having it. • Acting as if you have achieved your goals In Summary In summary in this article we have learned that when losing weight our thoughts are way more important than the exercise or nutrition strategies that we will use. Without the right thoughts we will not follow through on an exercise or nutrition plan, and will end up self-sabotaging what we want to achieve. We need to be 100% committed to what we want, and we need to impress the vision of what we want onto our subconscious mind through repetition and emotional involvement. Once thoughts about what we want are impressed upon our subconscious we will begin to act in a certain way that will give us the results we desire. This article is written by Glen Fichardt, who as an author, speaker and coach is dedicated to helping people use specific lifestyle techniques to lose weight and keep the weight off so they
Here is another article I wrote for http://ezinearticles.com some time back… The original article can be seen at http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-People-Fail-When-They-Go-On-A-Diet&id=8225000 Here is a reproduction of the article as it appears in the ezinearticles website: This is the second article in a series about finding a way of life that will give you the body you have always wanted without going through the misery of calorie counting or restrictive diets. For previous articles please search this authors name on this website. The Mistake People Make The mistake people make when they go on a diet is they don’t change their core thoughts and beliefs. Either they can’t lose the weight they want, or if they do lose it they put it all back on again. The old you put all that weight on, so you need a new you to release the weight and maintain an ideal weight. We as humans are governed by our thoughts-our thoughts determine our actions, and our actions give us the results we are currently experiencing. So bottom line… if you want things in your life to change, you are going to have to change things in your life. And the number one thing you have to change is your thoughts. Think Long Term Another mistake people make is they expect instant gratification. We live in a world of fast food and drive-thrus, and we expect life to be like in the movies where there is nothing but a series of highs… climax after climax after climax. The real world does not work that way. If you want things to change, you need to think long term and you need to do the right things long enough and consistently. Think about it… If you did nothing different from what you are currently doing, how would you look in 3 months? How would you look in a year, five years, and ten years? If you did nothing different how much time would have elapsed 3 months from now? 3 months right? If you did something different how much time would have elapsed 3 months from now? Yep, 3 months. So whether you take action or not, the time is going to pass… so what do you have to lose? If you want things in your life to change, you are going to have to change things in your life. Think long term-there are no short cuts, there are no magical overnight results, instant gratification does not exist, you have to do the right things long enough and consistently. Think consistency over intensity. Be persistent. Your thoughts and beliefs could stop you getting what you want Let’s see how your current thoughts are giving you your current results. Right now you are doing things in a certain way, but you know you should be doing things differently. There is a gap between what you are doing and what you know you should do. So you decide to make some changes and you start heading from what you are doing now to what you know you should be doing. Along the way you encounter little “obstacles”. These obstacles are your current thoughts and beliefs-think of them as your “internal programs” that run your life. Let’s say you are working on shedding some weight and you start hitting the gym to work out. However you have an existing belief that says “I hate exercise”. This belief is not in alignment with the new ideal you are trying to achieve. Your existing belief of “I hate exercise” is not congruent with your new thought of “I am fit and slim”. This non-congruence creates doubt in your mind, the doubt creates the emotion of fear, and the fear manifests as anxiety in your body. When you feel this anxiety you “bounce” off the “obstacle” of the existing belief and return back to what you were doing before. Stepping back into safety The sad thing is that by returning to what you were doing before, you are not getting what you want but you feel comfortable. Back where you are not getting what you want, there is no anxiety because there are no conflicting beliefs. So you stay bound where you are even though it is not what you actually want. At least you feel “comfortable” in your misery. When you learn to break through the fear and do what you know you should, you will experience Personal Freedom. This article is written by Glen Fichardt, who as an author, speaker and coach is dedicated to helping people use specific lifestyle techniques to lose weight and keep the weight off so they can have the ideal body they have always wanted. Glen’s book “How I Lost Weight By Changing My Lifestyle Instead Of Dieting” is available in the Amazon Kindle store. Did you know that
Hi everyone, welcome to the AutoPilotWeightLoss Blog, I am excited to share a ton of amazing information with you here: For my first post I would like to link you directly to an article I wrote for http://ezinearticles.com some time ago The original article can be seen at http://ezinearticles.com/?Tired-of-New-Year-Resolution-Diets-That-Dont-Work?&id=8222951 Here is a reproduction of the article Why don’t diets always work? I have a question for you. Have you ever known someone who has gone on a diet, maybe lost the weight they wanted to, but then put it all back on again… and maybe even put on more than they lost? Have you ever wondered why the whole diet thing just doesn’t work for most people? Have you ever known or seen someone who you believe has ultimate health and fitness and has an ideal body? Does this person diet? Probably not, this person has thoughts and beliefs that result in them making the right choices that give them the results they have. It’s about lifestyle choices The big factor here is that the healthy, fit, slim person makes different choices from the unhealthy, overweight person; they have a different way of thinking about nutrition and exercise that gives them the results they have. Bottom line is having your ideal body it is about developing a lifestyle that supports the results you want to achieve. You can never achieve this unless you change the way you think… and the average diet does not change the way you think long term. I know this because I have been there! The weight rollercoaster By my late 30’s my weight started creeping up and before I knew it I needed to drop 30 lbs. I went on a crazy green food only alkaline diet and dropped the weight. But it slowly crept back on again. When I was 41 years old I was 30lbs. overweight and weighed almost 220 lbs. at 24% body fat content. I was terribly unhealthy as well on a variety of prescription drugs. I was not the picture of ultimate health. I was unhappy, unfulfilled and pretty miserable. I decided to do something about my situation and started a diet and fitness program, six months later I was 193 lbs. at 13% body fat content… happy days right? No not really because this was again a pretty short term result. And once again the weight crept back on until I was 44 yrs. old and 20 lbs. overweight again. What was the problem? The problem was that my thoughts and lifestyle had not changed so I found myself back at square one. I was overweight again and once again very unhealthy. I was back on a variety of prescription drugs and was in my doctor’s office with some kind of malady every other month. This is when I decided no more! I had to do something about my situation for once and for all, I had to change my lifestyle so that I could be vibrant and healthy and live my life to the fullest potential. The challenge My challenge was that I was a busy business executive and I didn’t have a lot of time to figure out all the confusing and contradictory information of there about how to eat. I decided to simplify everything and really use my body’s reaction to food as the guide to what is good for me. So I embarked on simplifying my exercise and nutrition habits, and changing my thought process around nutrition and exercise. It’s about thoughts and beliefs I found out that fit and healthy people have certain thoughts and beliefs that give them the results they enjoy. I had to mimic and model those thoughts and beliefs. I embarked on a lifestyle change that included a change in my way of thinking, eating and exercising, and now I feel fantastic. I am now 46 years old and I weight 186 lbs. at 12% body fat content; I am healthy again. I have not been in my doctor’s office for over two years and I am on no drugs at all, no prescription or non-prescription drugs at all. I have no acid reflux, no allergies, I sleep great, I feel great, I haven’t taken a sick day in over a year, I am happy and healthy… I feel great. So what did I do? I changed my lifestyle and I will share some of what I did with you in the next article… This article is written by Glen Fichardt, who as an author, speaker and coach is dedicated to helping people use specific lifestyle techniques to lose weight and keep the weight off so they can have the ideal body they have always wanted. Glen’s book “How I Lost Weight By Changing My Lifestyle Instead Of Dieting”
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