This is the key to losing weight and keeping it off. No diet plan will work for a real life change on a long term basis, if the mind is held in a weighted rut. Here I will show you six quick tips on how you can change your mind to change your weight. Do this for three weeks to set the tone. If you find this working for you, you can buy the book and begin the tried and tested weight-changing programme, certain to work for you.
1. Start with a positive, attainable goal. Think of something small like skipping dessert on Wednesdays and Thursdays or not eating anything after 9 pm.
2. Reward yourself. Of course these have to be non-food options. Go for a new pair of earrings at the end of the week once your goal has been achieved. A longer-than-usual shower or bath, or a trip to the cinema can also be fine ways of rewarding yourself.
3. Stop thinking about eating. Every time you find yourself thinking, 'I could really do with a...' stop yourself by drinking a glass of water and retrain your thoughts with, 'Water is a great way of washing unwanted toxins out of my body.' Remember you were responsible for training your thoughts about overeating and only you can retrain them with healthy alternatives. It took you years to improperly train your thoughts about eating, so retraining will take time, but will work.
4. Write down your aims for the next two weeks. Put them in a place that's visible to you every day (like on the kitchen cupboard or fridge). Read them daily to remind yourself what you want to achieve. Put them into practise and watch your lifestyle change slowly.
5. Do not go on a diet. Instead, lighten each portion you eat. No self-punishment means no reason to crave food. If you don't think you're missing something, your body won't know that you are.
6. Be happy without food. Take part in activities which make you happy. These have to be non-food related activities. Train the mind to remember how happiness can be had without having to eat something.
This book can be purchased at the above link (Kindle) or in hard copy format.