One of the major keys to effective weight loss is to learn to enjoy your food and to allow yourself to feel satisfied.This doesnt mean limiting your food choices; rather it necessitates allowing yourself to enjoy interesting and varied diet filled with different tastes and textures.
You want to lose weight.You need to eat and you should enjoy eating, so why feel guilty?What does guilt achieve anyway? It's not as if the guilty feelings have prevented you from eating; guilt is only experienced whilst actually eating food or after eating.Guilt achieves nothing other than making you feel bad about eating.
And surely eating something gorgeously delicious should make you feel good, not bad?After all, you eat for nourishment and when you are feeling well nourished you feel good. Enjoying good food is part of enjoying life.It should satisfy your taste buds as well as your need for nutrition.
I have heard many people comment upon how unfair it is that so many thin people seem to be able to eat food which is laden in fatty calories and yet still stay thin, whilst they themselves manage to put on weight simply by looking at a plate of lettuce leaves!But is this really the case?Can you really eat any diet which you choose without thinking about calories and still stay slim?
Yes, individuals are subject to their own metabolic differences, which are also related to the amount and types of exercise which they partake in.But metabolism is not the only reason why some people put on weight whilst others do not.
Let's examine for a moment the habits and thought processes of those people who seem to eat whatever they want without gaining weight.You will usually find that they eat relatively slowly, and savor the taste of the food which they are eating.You will also notice that they do not tend to overeat; once satisfied they stop eating.They do not suffer pangs of guilt and neither do they think that they should not eat particular types or amounts of food.Their minds are not tied up or restricted by a diet mentality.
If you consider the people who complain of putting on weight at the mere sight of food, you will usually notice that they are preoccupied with thoughts about food and ideas about what they should or should not have.They constantly feel guilty and so cannot fully enjoy the food which they should be enjoying.And herein lies one of the key issues; if you do not allow yourself to enjoy the food which you are eating, you will not feel satisfied, because satisfaction is not merely based on nutritional value alone.
To feel fully satisfied with your meals you need to savor the taste, smell and texture of the food which you are eating.You need to enjoy it and there is also evidence to support the requirement of a range of tastes within your meals.Thus if you limit yourself to a boring diet you will not feel satisfied, and if you do not allow yourself to enjoy your food, you will not feel satisfied.
And we all know what happens when you do not feel satisfied; you reach for more and more and more.Ironically, even whilst you reach for more food, because you are feeling guilty and not fully enjoying it, you do not fully appreciate what you are eating and it is easy to kid yourself into thinking that you are not actually eating very much.Your vision becomes distorted.And needless to say, until you fully recognize what is happening you are not in a position to do anything about it.
To lose weight successfully you have to get back to enjoying your food without feeling guilty, and to do this requires you to learn to think in a different way.This is why hypnosis presents us with such a successful approach to effective weight loss.
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Article By: Roseanna Leaton