Dear Liz….I don’t understand what you mean by changing your thoughts to achieve keeping weight off.  I have lost weight and my thoughts are feeling really good about the achievement I have made.  I am thinking positively about it all, so why then am I always gaining it back.  I am so tired of this treadmill.  I know I’m not thinking positive thoughts now, but I was when I lost weight?  April

 

Hi April.  Great question?  Looking at the end of your question and your thoughts about the entire situation can give you a clue as to what is happening and why you are continuously on the treadmill. “You are tired of the treadmill, and saying you are always gaining it back.”

You think you have changed your thoughts when you have lost weight, but in actual fact you haven’t, because you haven’t changed your belief about what is happening.

Although, you have temporarily overridden your inner beliefs for the time being, by losing weight, your subconscious is always operating on beliefs that you have formed by thinking limiting thoughts over and over.  Your subconscious doesn’t know right or wrong, it just is and believe it or not gives you exactly what you ask for. So, if you have continually gone on this journey of limiting beliefs, you can bet on the fact that you will lose weight for awhile, but will gain it back after a time as you then run on default and then the subconscious takes over as it does for operating every part of yourself.

The good news is you can change these beliefs by using simple language.  If a belief is only a thought practiced over and over then you only have to catch your limiting thoughts, ask yourself if these thoughts are moving you forward to permanent weight loss.  If not, then think better feeling thoughts about it. e.g:

  • I am so tired of this treadmill. (limiting)   I have the choice as to whether or not I will gain or lose weight (better feeling thought)….I can choose whether or not  to eat that pie now or leave it and if I feel like eating it later, I will and I will so enjoy it (even better feeling thought)
  • I am not thinking positive thoughts now lLimiting) I am disappointed right now, but I know that I have the power to loet weight again and this time by knowing how to change to thoughts that will serve me (better feeling thought).

This is just a small example of how you can catch your limiting thoughts and think better feeling ones that serve you.  The more you practice these unlimited thoughts, the more they become your beliefs and you are so on your way to permanent weight loss.

I realize this is quite a simplification of this; however, if you wish to go further, please feel free to go to my web site.  www.lizunderhill.com  and sign of for a Free Coaching call.

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Till then. Take care…keep smiling. Liz

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I’m Liz and I’m a Transformational Mind Coach
I am the HEART SONG WHISPERER and I help women who have a longing in their heart and either don’t recognize their soul calling or for whatever reason are afraid to let it out.
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