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How Weight Loss Works

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How Weight Loss Works

How Weight Loss Works
How Weight Loss Works
I’m not a weight loss expert by any means but I can talk with some authority about the psychological aspect of it and give you some food for thought … excuse the pun! If you want leverage on your weight loss it’s important to take a look at your relationship to food and your thoughts, both conscious and unconscious, that you habitually run around food.
How Weight Loss Works

For example, are you a member of the clean plate club? You may not realise but a lot of people including myself were trained as a child, both at home and at school, that if we ate everything on our plate then we were good! Or maybe you were taught that if someone cooks for you then it’s rude  not to eat everything! I had a belief that was drummed into me, by wartime parents, that it’s really bad to waste food. So I would find myself at buffet parties hoovering up all that was left and even taking some home to consume later, all driven by my desire not to waste it! It’s these little things that are hidden in our unconscious beliefs that need to change if we are to achieve the weight loss we want.

How Weight Loss Works

Over the years, working with the clients that came to me for help around this subject I noticed a few common traits…. 

Those who were very slim thought about food only when they were hungry, were very clear on when they were just satisfied (as opposed to full). They knew the signs and stopped eating, had no interest in the clean plate club and enjoyed every mouthful. Of course people with tendencies towards anorexia had also turned off the ‘hungry’ signal from the brain but that’s another story. 

The weight carriers would have food in the back of their minds all the time and would be forever planning the next snack or meal. Their conversations and social arrangements would be largely about food, they would eat to full or beyond, often to the point of being severely uncomfortable. The ‘satisfied’ signal from the brain usually well and truly turned off. Needless to say most were hard core members of the clean plate club and could be found hoovering up everybody’s leftovers. They usually gobbled up their food at speed and didn’t savour the moment much. 

How Weight Loss Works

It’s true to say not everyone has all these things going on and each person does their own version but it’s good to consider the common traits and be honest with yourself about what needs to change.

If you would like some help figuring out your own personal patterns and how to change them then find a good NLP practitioner to talk to or book a free 30 minute consultation with me, so that your new relationship with food can be sustainable.

I can also recommend Paul Mckenna’s book “I can make you thin” that has a few great change processes in it and lots of tips to help you on your way. It’s available on Amazon and in most good book stores. He’s a fellow NLP practitioner and has worked with many people to successfully help them with weight loss and live their best life.

Trust me it’s all doable!

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