Have you ever managed to actually lose weight and keep it off in the long term?  How long does it last before you’re gaining weight again like there was never any weight loss in the first place? Do you ever achieve any sort of long term success that lasts more than a few months?  If you’re like most dieters you probably answered no to all of these questions.  However, this doesn’t mean that these things are impossible.

In spite of all of the compliments received, or how awesome you felt, the weight just creeps back over time.  It’s horrible, and there’s not much most people are able to do about this on their own.  They need treatments that are both proven to work, but also proven to keep the weight off in the long-term.  Even if you try your best on your own, there are just some mountains you cannot climb.

You want to stay happy and thin because it feels so great, but far too often it feels like a bad dream that you cannot wake up from.  You cannot keep the weight you’ve lost off, you cannot achieve the results you deserve and you cannot stay thin over a long period of time.  You almost need to hypnotize yourself to stay that way.

Long Term Weight LossAfter putting considerable effort into exercise or dieting, you look back on how you achieved it.  You probably felt motivated looking in the mirror every day and weighing yourself.  However, these things are temporary.  When you hate something about yourself, it’s easy to change it with strong motivation to do so.  Once you achieve the results, however, that hatred goes away as does your motivation.  How is it that you cannot stay that way? Well it’s no surprise when your primary motivation disappears.

What you’re doing is ensuring your own failure as soon as you begin thinking about success as this linear approach.  Success is not going from one point to another and once you arrive that point, ignoring how you got there.  You need to design something around your goals that not only lets you get there, but lets you stay there.  You need to generate a long term goal, and maintain a long term strategy.

If it’s possible you gained weight through a type of self hypnosis about being fat, then doesn’t it make sense you could do the same about being thin instead?  There’s certainly evidence to support this approach and enable someone to lose weight and keep it off over long periods of time.

Changing Your Mindset is The Key

Undergoing a type of mental training that is required to achieve these kinds of results isn’t easy.  A lot of research and time has been spent towards this goal in studies and research and it’s difficult in almost all instances to achieve results.  People need to lose weight but also need to change their mindset.  Rather than thinking about the end results, they need to think about the progress and how to get there from the start.  Once they reach their goal, that’s just the start of their work.

Many people have made the claim that you can use hypnosis to help you lose weight and change your mindset to one similar to how “thin” people think. It may be possible for this to work, but what is far more likely is that it will give you a false sense of security.  You need to fundamentally change your underlying motives, and think of yourself as beautiful and a valuable person.  You need to make this attitude a part of yourself, and change your perspective directly.

It’s worth mentioning that that these changes can be made prior to even reaching your weight loss goal.  You can make them early on in your dieting and they will stick with you throughout the program you’re going through.  It’s important to consider a fundamental change based approach to weight loss, so that you lose weight in the long term, and keep it off later than you would otherwise be able to without this change in attitude.

Just like your hatred for your body can be a motivation factor, so can your love of yourself being an equal motivation factor.  If you change the way you view your body and view yourself, you can achieve much more than you could just by making a goal of losing weight.  Losing weight is a challenge, but it’s one that people can overcome on their own with good planning and a good attitude.