With all the current confusion over which is the best way to slim your body down to a lithe, wiry physique, one wonders, can weight loss be all in the mind?
There is a big and pretty powerful side to losing some weight that for one reason or another many people tend to either ignore or simply carry on in blissful ignorance.
Their focus tends to be mainly on the diet plan they are working on, or the exercise program they have paid for.
This can clearly be seen by the popularity of mainstream diet services such as you can read in our own review of Nutrisystem, BistroMD revealed, Diet-to-Go reviewed and several others all getting in on the act because there is a lot of money to be made from people desperate to lose weight.
While the cost of Nutrisystem et al may seem affordable to most, there are still less costly ways of dieting for weight loss.
The Extra Push
Of course eating a sensible diet for men or women is important as is getting some daily exercise, but to give that method an extra push in the right direction, some mental effort is also necessary.
There is an equally important aspect to the process and it is slowly becoming accepted as one of the more powerful weight loss tips, which is using the power of the mind to boost your chances of successfully losing the weight you want to lose.
However, many people will still be skeptical and doubt that the basics of weight loss can all be in the mind until, that is, they get to see it happen first hand.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss has been around for a long time and has, in the last two decades or so, gained acceptance by many as a viable means of losing weight without having to resort to difficult diets or exercise programs.
It works by using the power of a person's own mind to create a mental state where the final goal of a slim and fit body is brought to the forefront of a person's primary thinking patterns.
That's so that they see themselves not as a fat person trying to get thin, but as a person who is already thin.
How can this work?
The Mind Runs the Body
The mind is responsible for the entire running of the body including all functions of digestion, metabolism, cell creation, muscle tissue growth, fat storage and usage and just about anything else you can think of.
It's all controlled subconsciously so we don't have to think about any of it. As far as we're concerned, it just happens and we get on with what we see as more important things in life.
When the subconscious is acted upon by the use of post hypnotic suggestion to create a mental image of having a slim body, it simply goes into action to bring about what it sees as the way things should be. Of course, it isn't as simple as this and a lot more is going on than is possible to explain in a single article.
However, suffice it to say that the process is put into motion and the person will begin altering their habit to fit in with the subconscious picture of what they should be like.
While there is still room for including sensible dieting strategies low in carbohydrates and added sugar and increasing the fasting window each day so you're giving your body a chance to normalize insulin levels, being mentally attuned to losing weight can certainly increase the chances of success.
The process of mind over matter is not totally infallible and a person's own conscious will can get in the way of things and reduce the effectiveness of the process.
But when you make the mental decision to work with instead of against this method, incredible results can be seen and weight can certainly be lost by using the power of the mind.