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Losing Weight With Meditation

 

 

 

Typically when we think about losing weight, we think about counting and burning calories, hitting the gym and going on diets. Everyone knows the road to a perfect body require blood, sweat and tears along the way.

Meditation can help you lose weight?

Meditation is the act of sitting still and quieting your mind, thoughts and breathing. So it seems that meditation and weight loss are the complete opposite of each other.

The opposite is true, meditation is in fact, the best thing you can do to lose weight and maintain a healthy life.

  1. Med­i­ta­tion can help you stay on track
    Exer­cis­ing and eat­ing bal­anced meals will help you stay healthy and reduce weight but the problems begin when you lose your deter­mi­na­tion at a men­tal level. While we may know the phys­i­cal way to reduce weight, we don’t always men­tally know how. Med­i­ta­tion, when done prop­erly, can help any­one apply his or her knowl­edge to his or her actions.
  2. Med­i­ta­tion helps you stay deter­mined
    If you want to achieve your new goal in reduc­ing weight and be health­ier, then you have to com­mit to a change in lifestyle. This means dis­ci­pline and keep­ing to the exer­cise and health rou­tines that best suits you. Med­i­ta­tion can help you stay deter­mined in your new ‘health­ier’ mentality.
  3. Med­i­ta­tion for bal­ance
    Dur­ing med­i­ta­tion, include some pos­i­tive affir­ma­tions regard­ing health and weight reduc­tion. Tell yourself, "I will lose weight". I will exer­cise more. I will eat less. I will eat health­ier foods.” After med­i­ta­tion you should feel more bal­anced and calm, which will put you in the right mood to exer­cise and avoid overeat­ing. Not only will you have a con­sis­tent, pos­i­tive “I can!” atti­tude, you’ll also find that you will not have as many food crav­ings as you usu­ally do.
  4. Meditation for Goal Setting
    Meditation can help you reinforce your goals daily. By using visualization techniques daily you will be programming yourself subconsciously. Visualization is a very powerful tool that many people use to achieve all kinds of goals. There are many techniques to visualization and meditation in general, like the silva method or the sedona method.

Weight Loss Goals And A Plan To Reach Them

Once your mind is made up to lose weight, you should make yourself some goals. The goals you set are your choice but they need to be ones that will get you motivated. They have to be reachable but such that you need to work to get there.

After you have the goals set, then you need to create a plan for achieving them. Part of the plan will be how you want to eat. The other part should be what kind of exercise you plan on doing to get there. In order to lose weight you have to be burning calories in excess to the ones you are eating. To do this healthfully, you will need to eat well and not be on a starvation diet.

So, without starving yourself, you have to work out to burn the calories you eat. In the beginning, it is a good idea to hire a personal trainer. The trainer will design an exercise program for you to help you reach your specific goals.

Sometimes people make their weight loss goals include the amount of pounds they want to lose or how much they want to weigh. Others measure it in being able to wear a particular size of clothing. For still others, it is they type of clothing they want to wear. For example, they may want to lose enough weight to be able to wear skinny jeans.

Actually, how your clothes fit is a good measure to use. If you are working out, you are going to be gaining muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat so try not to get frustrated if you gain weight at first. Pay attention to more than just the scale.

Give yourself some goals to achieve as you go along so you can be motivated when you reach them. It will help to keep you following the plan. When you reach a goal, you should reward yourself but with something besides food.

Keep your mind on those jeans you want to be able to wear one day. Even better, put together an entire outfit in your mind. Maybe there is a brown boot that would go perfectly. In fact, you can make your rewards for reaching the earlier goals the accessories that will not change with your weight. Earrings, a necklace and the boots can all be purchased along the way.

Just keep going towards your goals without giving up. It may not be easy but you will be there sooner than you think. It will have been well worth all the hard work when you have a picture of yourself in your new clothing that you earned.

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