Many people give up on dieting due to the sheer frustration of not seeing results despite their best efforts. There is a common trait that separates people who get results with weight loss and those who don't. People who fail to lose weight are usually the ones who try to use will-power alone to stick to their dieting regime. The ones who lose weight successfully are the people who think positively and have a strong unconscious motivation to succeed.
When it comes to losing weight, your state of mind both consciously and unconsciously is a huge factor.
Will-Power is Not Enough
Many people fail to lose weight successfully because they rely solely on will-power and don't have a deeper desire to succeed. The reason will-power alone doesn't work is because it is a product of the conscious mind. It's all good trying to tell yourself you're going to succeed, but if you don't believe it on a deep level, it isn't going to happen.
To stick to a healthy diet plan successfully, it requires a deep motivation to improve your personal health, which can only come from the subconscious mind.
Re-Programming the Subconscious
You can start shifting the focus of your subconscious by paying attention to your thoughts. To change your habits, you first need to become aware of them.
So, if you constantly think about food and talk to people about food all the time, it's probably going to cause you to snack a lot.
By monitoring your thoughts you can begin the re-programming of your subconscious mind. Whenever you are thinking about food, direct your thoughts upon something else. This is the beginning of ending your desire for instant self-gratification through food.
You also need to switch your focus from thinking about what you don't want, and focus more on what you do want. So, if you constantly think about not wanting to be fat, chances are you will stay overweight.
If however you focus on the fact that you do want to be slim, your subconscious will respond to your thought patterns and do everything it can to empower you to make it happen.
An even deeper and more direct way to re-programme the subconscious mind is through hypnosis.
Hypnosis has been used by professionals for years to help people lose weight. Studies have shown that dieters are 30 times more likely to lose weight if supplementing their diets with hypnotherapy.
Voicing your positive desires out loud in your head has a very powerful effect. It is even more powerful however when these messages are expressed during hypnosis.
During hypnosis, your subconscious mind becomes very vulnerable to suggestions, and therefore positive and empowering messages can be sent to it directly.
This drastically speeds up the time it takes for your subconscious to believe in your positive thoughts. When it is clear to your subconscious that you intend to make positive changes and it believes you can do so, it will help you out in any way possible.
This means that you may feel strongly motivated to go to the gym or avoid fatty foods without knowing where this feeling comes from. This is your subconscious at work, driving you forward based on your deep unconscious beliefs.
Using your conscious mind alone to motivate you makes losing weight an uphill battle. If you have your subconscious mind on your side as well though, the desire to succeed will come naturally, with less effort needed from your conscious mind.