No matter how you add things up, successful weight loss happens between the ears.
Consider taking a 10-minute mental vacation every day to help increase your odds of permanent weight loss. You, and only you, can decide where to go on your daily mental vacation and how to get there. After all, it is your vacation.
Just to get you started, consider these 3 destinations.
Weight loss tip 11 of 100: Take a 10-minute daily mental vacation.
Consider starting off at the beach. Take the first minute or 2 taking deep, calming breaths in a quiet place with your eyes closed. Get very relaxed. Then, imagine yourself at the beach. Listen to the calming waves and the seagulls singing. Feel the hot sun on your body and the sand between your toes.
Next, travel in your mind to a place called Focus Point. Focus Point is a remote, exclusive part of the beach where you go to relax and recharge your battery. This is where you would say your daily affirmations.
Below are some affirmations you might consider.
Weight loss tip 12 of 100: Say daily affirmations.
…I am the CEO (chief eating officer) of my mind and body.
…I control food. Food does not control me.
…I eat to live now. I no longer live to eat.
…Food is simply fuel for my body.
…So I eat what I need the most, not what I want the most.
…I succeed in the moment, one moment at a time and one day at a time.
…The NET CALORIE rules period, end of story.
…So I eat a little less and exercise a little more.
…My mindset is now how little can I eat, not how much.
…My mindset is now how slow can I eat, not how fast.
…My mindset is now how soon can I stop.
…I only eat when I feel hungry.
…I no longer eat for comfort.
…I no longer eat for entitlement.
…I no longer eat for reward.
…I no longer eat for celebration.
…I no longer eat out of boredom.
…I avoid the uncomfortable feeling of fullness forever.
…I select whole, healthy, nutritious food.
…I sit and eat slowly, savoring every bite.
…I stop eating when I reach satiety of 66 percent.
…Every day is an opportunity to lose a little weight.
Weight loss tip 13 of 100: Create Vivid Visualization.
The third and final destination on your daily 10-minute vacation is a trip to your custom-made VIVID VISUALIZATION of yourself at your ideal weight.
You look great, and you feel great. You are thin, healthy and fit. Maybe you are in your bathing suit or bikini. Capture that vivid picture in your mind every day.
It is within our power to spend 10 private, quiet minutes daily to nourish and change our mind, habits and behavior. You can take this daily 10-minute mental vacation in bed before you rise, or in bed before you go to sleep.
Here are our other steps so far:
- Cut your weight loss goal in half.
- Weigh yourself every day on a digital scale.
- Self-esteem is more important than cookies and cream.
- Eat slowly! Eat very slowly!
- Eat in the sitting position only.
- Record all of your food and exercise daily in a free app like MyFitnessPal.
- The net calorie rules period, end of story.
- NEVER, ever go on a diet again. Just allow yourself to lose weight.
- Observe, learn and practice eating like a naturally thin person. .
- Always leave food on your plate.
- Take a 10-minute daily mental vacation.
- Say daily affirmations.
- Create Vivid Visualizations.
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Martin Sher, Co-CEO of AmSher Compassionate Collections® is on a mission to help 5 million people lose weight and be debt free.
Martin is past president of ACA International, and author of the Collector’s Pledge — hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world have signed this unique document committing to treat people with dignity and respect.