Think Your Way to a Thinner You


When I sit down to write my blog each week it is important for me to have certain mind-set in order for me to put words to paper (or in my case words to the keyboard on the computer).

I try to have in mind what I am going to write about before I begin but I can’t say that this is always the case.

So I sit there sometimes in front of a blank screen while ideas go through my head.

Thankfully inspiration usually comes and then I begin to write and miraculously a blog post is born.

Before I write I envision an idea that hopefully will help my reader (that’s you) to live a better life in some way.

One of the greatest practices I have learned (and I am still learning) is to see my end result ahead of time.

Do you ever do this? Before you worked at your current job or owned a business wasn’t it just a thought? Now here you are doing something that was just a thought at one time in your life.

Sometimes thoughts about where I want to be in life jump into my head and I’ll think to myself, “I can’t do that” or “That seems impossible.”

Do you every experience these kinds of thoughts?

Can you think of something in your life that seemed totally unrealistic at the time but somehow you made it happen?

For a very long time I had a thought about writing a book but I didn’t know what the book would be about or how I would find the time to actually write this book.

Somehow I wrote a book.

This is great except now I want to share this book with the world.

So what thoughts should I be having next in order to share this book with the world?

In my mind’s eye I should see people telling me how much they enjoyed reading my book.

I should envision receiving requests to speak about my book from different organizations.

I should see my book on the NY Times Best-Seller’s List. (Yee-Ha!)

Why is seeing the end result in your mind so important?

Research shows that your subconscious mind does not know the difference between what is real and what is imagined.

I find this amazing.

In one study they found that individuals who visualized exercising every day made strength gains just slightly lower than a second group of individuals who really exercised on a daily basis.

How can you apply this concept to weight loss?

You could create a clear and concise picture of how you would look and feel if you were at your ideal weight.

Once you have this picture in your head you have to get your subconscious mind to believe that this is your reality.

How do you do that?

You have to act as if you are already at your ideal weight.

You may think that you are lying to yourself but think of it more as fake it till you make it.

There is now proof that thoughts are real so when you think a thought depending on how powerful that thought is your body will react physically to that thought.

Did you ever make yourself cry after thinking about something sad?

You can do the same thing by thinking thoughts about being at your ideal weight.

Here are three simple ways to think yourself thin:

  1. Create a very clear and concise picture of how you want to look and more importantly feel when you are at your ideal weight.
  2. Begin to speak, act, and believe that you are already at your ideal weight (convince your subconscious mind).
  3. Spend a few minutes each day seeing your ideal weight vision in your mind’s eye.

This weight loss tactic may seem kind of “out there” but visualizing success is a very common practice among pro athletes.

“I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head.”              -Jack Nicklaus, World Champion Golfer

Why not give it a try? Create your vision to be at your ideal weight starting today.

Can you think of something that is real in your life now that was just a thought at one time?

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  • Kendis

    Reply Reply June 2, 2015

    I’ve been at the weight and size I want to be again. It was my reality and due to a concussion and my age (46) and stress it’s just not happening . I’m working out like a champ and eating healthfully but I blow it at night. I lose and regain the same 3 lbs over and over. I haven’t felt good about my body in months and I struggle with staying the course. Why not just eat whatever and be lazy if nothing’s going to change? I’ve done every diet. Every workout for the last 30 years!


      Reply Reply June 2, 2015

      I understand the frustration you are feeling. It seems logical that you should be able to keep the weight off since you are diligent about your diet and exercise but like I mentioned in my reply to Susan weight loss has more to do with emotions than diet and exercise. For today create a clear and concise vision of what it is you want to look and feel like. If you already did that then practice seeing that vision in your mind a few minutes each day. I am about to announce my free 4-week online weight loss course which is coming up soon. If you think you would be interested then just enter your email at my website so you will receive notification for this online course. Thank you for your comment and be well!

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