Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The Secret to Reaching Your Ideal Weight


There are many books and internet articles written about weight control. However, if you already know the stuff you should be doing, you might want to skip past the next section of this article. For those of you who are starting at the beginning, here's some useful information:

Energy is measured in units called calories or kilojoules. If you want to lose weight, then the total calories that your body absorbs through eating and drinking must be less than the calories that your body expends throughout the day. And of course, if you wish to gain weight, the opposite is true.

You can also help your weight control along by participating in regular daily exercise, because this helps your body burn more calories. It does this not only during the exercise session, but also for hours later, by raising your body's metabolic rate. When you exercise, you produce feel good chemicals in the brain which are called endorphins, and these often help to stop you from reaching for those high calorie snacks such as cakes, donuts and chocolate. Also, exercise changes the fat and muscle ratio in your body. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so make sure you enlist all the help you can get by exercising!

So if we have all this information at our fingertips, then why do so many people have such difficulty reaching their ideal weight? Well, I must tell you that a lot of it has to do with your subconscious belief systems. Do you know all the basics, but still find yourself unable to stick to a healthy eating and exercise regimen? You're definitely not alone.

At this point, I would like to say that if you want to lose weight, then I strongly suggest that you reframe the notion of "losing weight". So instead of saying you want to lose weight, I would like you to think of your goal in terms of "gaining control of your weight", or, as the title of my article suggests, "reaching your ideal weight".

The reason for this, is because your subconscious mind can be a fickle beast?and when you "lose" something, what do you automatically (and subconsciously want to do?

You want to find it again!

So it's really important to focus your mind towards what you want, instead of what you want to lose, and this is because your subconscious mind works best with positive language. And speaking of which, how is YOUR body image? Do you continuously criticize yourself , or berate yourself for indulging in that triple choc milkshake? If so, STOP right now. If you want to reach and maintain your desired weight goals then you need to make permanent but manageable lifestyle changes, while at the same time allowing yourself the odd indulgence...without feeling guilty!

So, be realistic and work at a steady pace towards reaching and maintaining a body shape that is achievable for you. If you've always had a pear shaped body, then you will not be able to slim down to a straight-up-and down shape, even if you starve yourself! Don't fall into the trap of unhealthy eating habits; depriving your body of essential nutrients is every bit as damaging as overeating.

Begin by working WITH your natural body shape, not against it. Send your subconscious mind the message that you love and respect your body. One of the ways you can help yourself along is by using daily affirmations. Start today; write down any negative beliefs you have about your body, and then replace these negative statements with positive ones. Remember:

You can achieve anything if you enlist the help of your subconscious

***

You are licensed to publish this article free of charge, on condition that the author's name is included, and the link to her website remains visible and clickable to human readers. ***

Sonia Devine is a qualified professional hypnotherapist and success coach with a caring and committed approach to healing, who lives in Melbourne, Australia. You can find more of her information on weight control, body image, love, relationships, affirmations and much more on her website Manifest Your Success


MORE RESOURCES:

Guardian Liberty Voice

Yacon: The Next Best Tool for Weight Loss?
Guardian Liberty Voice
Yacon is currently the one of the most popular weight loss tools. It is eaten in syrup form and made from the root of a South American plant, which has been a staple in the Andean diet for many years. After the cabbage soup diet and spoonfuls of ...



CNN

Slow and steady may not win the weight-loss race Low-carb vs. low-fat for ...
CNN
The study, led by Joseph Proietto of the Weight Control Clinic at Austin Health in Australia, showed that it didn't matter whether participants were placed on a 12-week rapid weight loss program or a 36-week gradual program. After they achieved a ...

and more »


The Ann Arbor News

Brian Flemming completes half marathon two years after 390 pound weight-loss ...
The Ann Arbor News
Almost two years to the day that he began taking steps – literally – to change his life, Brain Flemming finished the Detroit Marathon Sunday. When the journey started in October 2012, Flemming weighed more than 600 pounds. “I just had a blast. It was a ...

and more »


5 iOS Apps To Help With Weight Loss
International Business Times AU
The Free iOS app features a very comprehensive diet app that will help you come up with low-calorie meals to meet your personal weight loss goals. There is a huge database that features the specific caloric content of food items and even restaurants.

and more »


The Urban Daily

Rick Ross Shows Off 100 Pound Weight Loss On Instagram
The Urban Daily
Ricky Rozay may soon have to start going by “Skinny Rozay” after seeing recent pictures of his dramatic weight loss! Rick Ross posted new pictures on Instagram, showing that he's lost an estimated 100 pounds. He's looking good!! Back in May, he told ...



Marion Star

Grant teacher runs half-marathon after big weight loss
Marion Star
Jeff Berringer shows running form by jogging lightly through his eastside neighborhood on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Berringer, an in-school suspenion specialist at Grant Middle School, has lost over 100 pounds since he took up running and changed his ...



Us Magazine

Missy Elliott Has Seriously Slimmed Down -- See Her Weight Loss Here!
Us Magazine
In a Twitter photo, the star's weight loss was on full display. "Just got off stage thanks @ALEXANDERWANGNY and @hmusa for having me perform I enjoyed [muah!]" the rapper captioned a photo of herself backstage looking seriously slimmed down wearing ...
Missy Elliott shows off weight loss in surprise NYC performanceThe Grio
Missy Elliott Shows Off Shocking 70-Pound Weight LossHollywood Life
Missy Elliott Shows Off Drastic Weight LossLife & Style Weekly
UPI.com -Fashion & Style -EntertainmentWise
all 218 news articles »


Asbury Park Press

Weight loss surgeries
Asbury Park Press
People are typically ideal candidates for a weight loss procedure if they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40, in some cases 35. For adults 20 years and older, a BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight, 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy, 25 to 29.9 ...



Is 'Slow and Steady' the Best Weight Loss Tactic?
WebMD
"Across the world, guidelines recommend gradual weight loss for the treatment of obesity, reflecting the widely held belief that fast weight loss is more quickly regained," study lead author Katrina Purcell, a dietician at the University of Melbourne ...



Stneots people

My Honest Garcinia Cambogia Review Is Garcinia Cambogia The Best Weight ...
KWQC 6
Well of course I've tried weight loss products and supplements and everything, but it either didn't work or it was just too time consuming for me to hold on and lose some substantial amount of weight. I've become quite ashamed of myself and a bit ...
Amazing Garcinia Cambogia Extract Weight Loss Scam or Legit Side Effects ...MENAFN.COM
where can i buy pure garcinia cambogia for weight lossAthlete Newswire

all 1,224 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.