You’ve noticed the scales determinedly inching upwards.
And recently, buckling your belt is, well, a wee bit of a struggle.
In the back of your mind, you’re thinking, “What is the best way to lose those extra kilos?”
In the front of your mind, you’re thinking, “Is it time for a new belt?”
Same old, same old….or something different?
Sure, you’re tempted to pop a copy of the latest celebrity-endorsed diet in your trolley, as you wait in line at the checkout.
“What’s the point though?” you think, overwhelmed, “the weight always comes back….plus some.”
“Well, you could exercise more,” you berate yourself, knowing your mornings are a whirlwind, the evenings even busier.
Perhaps, it’s time to do something different? Time to use your head.
Your unconscious powerhouse
Scientists tell us that only about 3% of our mind’s power is conscious. By that, they mean our logic, will power and determination.
Yup, well spotted. These are the aspects of us that go AWOL about Day 3 of any diet!
The other 97% is our unconscious. It’s an absolute powerhouse if harnessed correctly.
If unharnessed, it causes all sorts of self-sabotage.
Our unconscious controls many automatic functions in our body. It’s in charge of our breathing, digestion and cell repair. It does all of this automatically. Just as it controls our weight, shape and size.
Estimates are that our unconscious mind is a million times more powerful than our conscious mind.
It’s a big figure. So you can see why it’s vital to get your unconscious mind working in harmony with your conscious mind. If you don’t, you’ll to self sabotage.
For example, that daily walk you’ve consciously committed to? If your unconscious isn’t on board, well, you’ll find a way to avoid it.
And, that extra serve of pudding you consciously intend to skip? Well, you’ll find a way to scoff it before you’re aware of your actions.
When it’s on your team, your unconscious is a valuable asset. Against you, it’s a sneaky, saboteur.
So, how do I get my unconscious mind and my conscious mind on the same team?
Conscious + unconscious in the same team
There are a bunch of different ways, but the quickest and most reliable method I know of is hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy works to align your thoughts, feelings and actions so you feel and act more congruently. In other words, you walk your talk.
You say you want to lose weight, and you do what you say you’re going to do. You make more nourishing food and exercise choices.
It’s got nothing to do with increasing your will power or determination. Nor is it ‘white-knuckling’ your way to weight loss. Because we all know that ain’t fun and doesn’t work in the long term.
With hypnotherapy, doing what you know you need to do, becomes easier. You find it natural to exercise more, and eat less. It feels easy, automatic and effortless.
Chocolate, chips, bread – or whatever your “I’ve gottta have it right now” food is – just loses its former attraction.
Hypnotherapy is perfect for you if you can relate to the following:
- You dream of having the energy and confidence that comes from taking better care of your body, and yet you still eat crap food and never make time to work out.
- You’ve dieted previously and the weight didn’t budge. Or, you shed weight and it came straight back. Plus some.
- You consider yourself an emotional eater. When you’re anxious, upset or depressed you head for the fridge, vending machine or bakery.
- You’re addicted to or crave specific foods: chocolate, ice cream, chips or bread. Not broccoli.
- You gained weight after a significant event. Perhaps when you ceased smoking (good on you!), you retired or you got married or divorced.
If any (or all) of the above ring bells for you, you’re not alone. Most people struggle to get their unconscious mind on their weight loss team.
Have you had enough? Are you over the blood, sweat and tears of dieting? Are you ready to get your conscious and unconscious mind in harmony?
If you’re ready to drop a belt size – easily and effortlessly – and, say hello to summer, then c’mon over.
Hypnotic love etc, Avril