Many of my clients were initially overweight, not all, but most were. In fact, more than 60% of my clients came to me to help them lose weight. The other 40% is a mixture of people who want to live longer, who want to look sexier, who want to add muscle to their physique, or who just want to live a healthy, energy-rich life.
Today, I’m going to focus on helping those people who want to lose weight, not because I think that the topic of weight loss is more important than other topics I could cover, but because I think I need to clear up a few false ideas that are circulating in the industry.
First and foremost, if you’re overweight, there’s a very good chance that you have a low metabolism! I know that might not be shocking to you. You may have already thought that you had a slow metabolism, but here’s why I’m re-stating it…
Having a slow metabolism means that you can eat ‘only a little food’ and still gain more weight than your neighbor who eats far more than you every day of his or her life.
Your metabolism is basically a bunch of organs and glands that are responsible for regulating how your body burns food for fuel and how it converts that food into energy. These include the thyroid, pancreas, stomach, small and large intestines, and the colon.
When you have a slow metabolism there’s a good chance that one or more of these systems is out of balance or just plain not working properly (and that’s almost always due to improper living, disease, drugs, or a severe accident).
But there are more causes for being overweight other than having a low metabolism. You see, overweight people tend to eat when they’re not hungry, they tend to have a larger appetite, they tend to eat “low calorie foods” more often (which are rarely conducive to weight loss as the label suggests), they tend to eat before they go to bed, and worst of all they tend to see themselves as being overweight.
Now you can clean up almost all of this mess by living a healthy lifestyle, or if you’ve seen any of my cooking shows or listened to any of my podcasts, then you already know all the basics associated with living a lean, healthy lifestyle.
But the underlying problem that can never be cleared up simply with your actions, is the way you see yourself when you close your eyes.
Studies at the National Metabolic and Longevity Research Center have taught me that overweight people constantly think about their weight in a negative way, thus creating the undesired effect. It’s true that you become what you think about, and if you constantly see yourself as being fat, you’ll never be thin!
Here’s a tip…for the next 30 days (it takes 28 – 30 days to change how you subconsciously think of yourself) take a few minutes in the morning and picture a great looking, tight, sexy body from head to toe – then put your face on that body.
Do this exercise again in the mid afternoon, and then again right before you fall asleep at night.
Do this for 30 days and I guarantee that you’ll experience a dramatic change in the way your body looks.