Secret of Using Visualization to Lose Weight

6 years, 10 months ago

This is an interesting post about how to lose weight using visualization.  Visualization,  having a vision of what we want to achieve,  is a very effective tool for achieving our goals.

Weight Loss: Open Your Mind To The Endless Possibilities Using Visualization

by Mary Aldosseri

“It comes as a real eye opener to many that lots of ailments in life can be curbed by visualization. Weight loss is one of them. It is a simple technique; you hold a vision in your head of how you want your physique to be. The theory is that you subconsciously begin acting in ways that lead to weight loss. By using positive visualization one becomes more accepting of any diet or fitness regime. The result is that reach your goals.

Stimulating change through visualizing attractive outcomes has gained favor in today’s society. Professionals are unsure as to the exact physiological mechanics of this technique. But it has become apparent that mind and body are not as separate as often assumed. Visualization aids effective weight loss by producing a clear and happy picture of our healthier bodies. This defends us from psychological traps that may rear their ugly head during the weight loss journey.

A common problem for many overweight people is that believe they cannot lose weight. I am sure you have heard people saying it out loud,but for many this train of thought stays in the subconscious, and in both scenarios affects our eating patterns. If you believe that you can never lose weight, you become entrenched in a negativity battle during any diet regime. This negativity can result in you fooling yourself into ditching the diet and just eating everything and anything. Visualization is the strongest technique that can equip you to overcome negative thoughts and tendencies.

If you are affected by negativity either from yourself or from friends and family to your diet ambitions, take the plunge and visualize yourself at your desired weight regularly. It runs parallel to all those negative thoughts and can slaughter their influences easily.

To reap the full benefit it is vital to practice every day – 3-4 times day if you possible. Find a secluded corner and form an image in your mind of your body as you desire it to be. Some folks can do this easily, whilst others need some help. You can solve this by using a photo of yourself at your dream weight from previous times in your life, or use a snap from one of the glossies, just cut off the person’s face. You need to visualize your own body.

You must also visualize internally. Close your eyes and let your mind focus on a part of your body – for example, your belly. Imagine it slowly becoming thinner. Then move to the other areas of your body that bother you the most. Or you can start at the feet and move up towards the head.

As you go about your daily life, take time out to think of yourself as already at your ideal weight. Create your own affirmations and repeat them often, and make sure they are in the present tense (“I am glad to be maintaining a successful weight loss program, to being fit, to being slim”, not “I will…”). Bask in the feeling of having a positive self-image. Over time, this will aid your weight loss plan.

Your weight loss will happen. But the fantastic thing about visualization is that you get a new body image instantly. So come on…use visualization and weight loss to make you happier right now, today! Don’t stop there apply it to an exercise plan too!

Go on go one step further and use visualization to implement an award winning exercise plan.

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