Do you know that visualization can help you lose weight?
What you imagine in your mind affects your subconscious mind, and therefore, also affects your body.
Visualizing yourself slimmer, as you want to look, can help you shape your body accordingly.
Creative visualization is a wonderful tool for losing weight. By visualizing your body as you want it to be, you trigger your subconscious mind to shape your body to look as your mental image is.
This does not mean that creative visualization will completely change the shape of your body. It means that if you visualize in accordance with the laws of visualization, you will improve how you look, achieve weight loss, and become more energetic.
Of course, you will also need to change your eating habits. Visualizing your ideal weight will motivate you to do something about it, and will engrave this image on your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind will, in turn, affect your body, and shape it in accordance with your mental image of yourself. However, you need also to eat healthy and exercise.
Eating well and exercising are essential for losing weight, but with the help of creative visualization this process can become faster and more pleasant.
Your Thoughts Affect Your Body
It is a known fact that thoughts and emotions affect the body for better or worse, depending on the kind of thoughts you think and the emotions you experience.
Negative thinking, stress, fear, worries and anger hurt the body. Under these conditions, the body releases toxins into the blood, which affect it adversely.
On the other hand, positive thinking, happiness, love and confidence heal, strengthen and energize the body.
You can learn to use the power of visualization and your subconscious mind to your advantage. The subconscious mind accepts and regards both real conditions and imagined conditions as real. This means that if you visualize yourself as being slim, your subconscious mind will accept what you visualize as true, and would act to make your body conform to your mental image.
Losing weight with the help of creative visualization can be termed as a “mental diet”. Of course, the chances of success will be greater, if in addition to visualization you reduce the amount of food you eat, eat healthy, and exercise your body.
How Visualization Can Help Losing Weight
Here are a few reasons why visualization can help you lose weight and reach your ideal weight.
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- It can program your subconscious mind to help you lose weight, by motivating you to exercise or reduce the quantities of food you eat.
- Creative visualization can attract to you the diet that suits you most.
- Repeatedly visualizing yourself already slim, or in the process of losing weight, affects the cells of your body, so that your body gets healthier, stronger, and change in accordance with the mental image you are holding in your mind.
How to Lose Weight with Creative Visualization
Visualizing yourself slim is a simple process. Here are a few tips for using the power of visualization for weight loss:
1. Visualize your body as you wish it to be
Two or three times a day, sit down for several minutes in a quiet place, and visualize your body as you wish it to be. Leave your worries, doubts and other thoughts behind, and focus on what you are doing.
2. Imagine yourself slim
Imagine yourself slim, beautiful, and with your ideal weight. Forget how you look now. You are creating a new reality.
Imagine yourself at the beach or pool wearing a swimming suit and looking great. In your imagination, see how gorgeous you look. You may also imagine yourself wearing all those tight clothing that you have always wanted to wear.
3. Visualize people complimenting you
Visualize your family and friends complimenting you about how gorgeous your body looks and how slim you are now. Look at the whole mental scene as real, and as happening right now, at the present moment, not in the future.
4. Build in your mind various scenarios
You can construct in your mind any scene you wish, in which you are the star.
You can imagine yourself exercising, dancing, spending time with friends, being with your husband or wife, working at your job, etc.
In all these scenes, visualize yourself hearing people complimenting you about your looks and your slim body, and looking at you with admiration.
In short, make the mental image as real as possible.
5. Realistic and full of life mental images
Construct in your mind mental images that are alive, realistic and colorful. Make the scenes in your mind interesting and real, and see yourself in each scene slim, the way you will look after you lose weight.
6. Suitable food in the right quantities
If you wish to lose weight, do not visualize that you are disgusted with certain foods or with eating, and do not develop a loathing for any kind of food. The body needs food, but there should moderation.
By visualizing your body as you wish it to look, your subconscious mind will direct you to eat the suitable food in the right quantities.
7. Don’t destroy what you have built
While visualizing for weight loss, and after finishing your visualization session, don’t tell yourself: “well, it is all nonsense, I cannot lose weight”. If you say these words you destroy all the work you have done.
When thoughts of disbelief crawl into your mind do not listen to them. Let only thoughts of your ideal body shape enter your mind.
Weight loss is possible to achieve with the help of creative visualization. Give it a try!
Points to Remember
- What you think affects your body.
- Always think on what you want to achieve, not what you want to avoid.
- Think about how you want to look, not about being overweight.
- Visualize your body as you want it to look, not as it looks now.
- Do not concern yourself too much with what to eat or not to eat, but with how you want your body to be.
- Persist with your efforts, and you will start seeing results.
It is most important to believe what you visualize. Forget your past failures to lose weight, and reject disbelief, doubts and negative thoughts.
Keep projecting your ideal figure on the screen of your mind, and your disbelief and inner resistance will gradually begin to fade away.
Please remember that results can take some time. Nothing happens over night. You need to persevere with the weight loss visualization, day after day. In some case it would not take long to lose weight, but often, it might take longer. If you want results you need to persist in your efforts and not give up.
If you wish to learn more about creative visualization and get guidance and advice, read the book Visualize and Achieve Your Dreams. You will find there everything about achieving success in any area of life with the help of the powers of visualization and imagination.
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