Friday, October 23, 2009

The real reason why you can’t succeed in controlling your weight

Imagine, it’s a cloudy cold Thursday afternoon, your diet has been going great all week and you finally feel like you are on your way to your dream weight - you feel amazing! You started the day with 2 slices of toast with low sugar jam (no butter) and are looking forward to your workout at the gym later in the day…but all of a sudden there’s a problem: your car won’t start, the central heating breaks down, and the washing machine starts to make a funny noise! You start to feel stressed. You become agitated. You then come to the realisation that you aren’t going to make the gym. Your day is ruined!

After 2 hours of making telephone calls, trying to get the car fixed and contacting the central heating company, you feel hungry…you go to the cupboard and there’s no wholemeal bread left. You go to the fridge and there’s no salad left. That’s it! You reach for the biscuit tin and before you know it you have scoffed 6 chocolate biscuits. You think, to hell with it! I knew it was too good to be true…I’ve blown it! I might as well start again on Monday; I might as well eat what I feel like eating until then.

Does this sound familiar? It is a very typical experience of many dieters and is, I believe, the biggest cause of failure when it comes lasting weight control.

The Key

The problem with an ‘I‘ve blown it’ attitude is that it sets up a cycle of failure. The truth is you have only blown it if you never get back on track again. When you start to understand this, success becomes easy! All you have to do is look at the situation above as a minor backslide, because that’s all it really is.

When you are able to do this you automatically eat fewer calories, because you don’t spend another 2 or 3 days binging on junk food, and simply get back on track again. When you think about it, how can we expect to go through life NEVER having a piece of pizza or indulging in a few chocolate biscuits? It just isn’t going to happen, is it? So remember, the next time you go off your diet enjoy the treat and get back on track again, immediately. Better still, forget dieting all together - learn how to change your mindset instead. The problem with diets is that they don’t really work, they just tend to make us crave the food that we think we are not supposed to have. The real answer of course is to change your attitude towards food, and you do this by re-programming your mind…

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Are You Sick and Tired of Feeling Stressed? Self-Hypnosis could be Your Saviour!

Phew… What a stressful year!

As I was walking through Bromley High Street today there was a certain religious group offering stress tests. I was amazed by the amount of people taking up the offer—all ages were waiting anxiously for the verdict on how stress was affecting their life. Yes, stress is a problem for many of us, much more than most people realise but I also know we need some stress to get our backsides into gear! I know it’s a natural response but when it gets out of control it becomes distress—and that is a problem!

What can you do about it?

Many things: for a start we can get more organised. We can learn to manage our time more effectively. We can avoid certain foods like caffeine, chocolate and alcohol. We can exercise, go for brisk walks, go for a swim, lift weights or do some gardening—all of these can help. But, one of the best things you can do is learn to relax! Yes, you have heard it before, but you still don’t do it. Why, because most of us have never been shown how to. Some people think sitting in front of the TV does the job. Sitting in front of the TV is not true relaxation, but meditating or practising self-hypnosis is. So what’s the difference between the two? Well they both work wonders for reducing stress and creating calm, but self-hypnosis goes a step further. When you master self-hypnosis you experience deep relaxation, but you can also create many other changes as well. You can cure yourself of many stress-related problems. You can help control your weight, stop smoking, overcome phobias and cure yourself of insomnia. You can also programme your mind for financial success … that means more money and less stress!

The Forgotten Secret to a Better Life

Some people are still resistant to the idea of hypnosis. They think it is some strange type of deep sleep, but how wrong this perception is. Self-hypnosis is similar to meditation—which is about self-awareness, health and well–being, but self-hypnosis is all of these … and much more.

Here’s another secret… all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. That means if you went to a hypnotherapist and he or she tells you that you are relaxing, you naturally turn the suggestion into an auto-suggestion, if you choose! This proves just how much control we all have when it comes to controlling our own minds. You are the master of your thoughts and feelings. You can choose to feel bad and you can choose to feel good. Just like you can choose to smoke or overeat, you can also choose to relax and stay cool, even in the tough economy we live in today.

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