Key point to remember: Your Mind is your gift from God; it is a faculty of your Soul. Your brain is just a physical organ in your body, like your liver or your stomach. When you make a decision to change your mind, or you choose to think about any certain thing, then your brain changes too! And then LIFE changes…
How can we change our minds?
- Replace EVERY negative thought with a positive thought or positive verbal statement, IMMEDIATELY. Saying it out-loud is much more effective.
- Instead of “I hate vegetables,” say “I LOVE all kinds of veggies because they are so good for my body and they make me so healthy. I LOVE VEGGIES!”
- Instead of “Exercise is boring,” say, “Exercising is so fun and exciting! It makes me feel so awesome about myself, and gets my energy levels up and my blood pumping!”
- Instead of “I hate my body” or “I am so fat!” say “I love my body! Thank you [God] for my body and my health! Thank you that I am healthy and slimming!”
- Meditation, on your own, or with a Guided Meditation. Spiritual Guided Meditation for Healing is an amazing resource; it is a very powerful tool to help you to change your mind, which is going to have the long term effect of keeping the weight off!! How can you keep the weight off if you don’t change your mind/thinking? The guided meditation is the most powerful way to do it.
- In losing weight, I encourage you to practice Gratitude. Spend 4 minutes per day saying “Thank you for _____________.” Say it out-loud! Enjoy it! It is an exhilarating experience. In the morning on the way to work is an excellent time to do it. Be sure to include Gratitude for your body, your mind, your breathing, your health, your feet, your exercise, your healthy foods, and then anything and everything you can think of, from loved ones to material items.
- Integrate your own prayer into the Guided Meditation for Weight Loss (see above).
- Remember that you were created to serve a purpose on earth! When you lose weight, what will you do with yourself? Are you prepared to live your life in blessing others, serving/helping others, being gentle and kind to the other fellow? Or is your body only for yourself?
Things to think about…