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Most people believe that weight loss or weight management is a matter of diet.
Diet is important, but what do you think of when you are on a special diet?
All the foods you can’t eat!
Then, you may think, it must be a matter of exercising and moving your body. You may even sign up for a gym membership only to end up not going there for more than 2-3 months.
Finally, you figure out that achieving healthy weight loss isn’t about a “diet” or physical exercise “program” but lifestyle changes with healthy eating patterns, regular physical activity, and stress management. And here is where many people encounter difficulties. They are dependent on others, and even if they make strides or even achieve their weight target, they don’t seem to maintain those gains without permanent help from outside.
Even if you manage to keep the diet recommended to you for a certain time, or you follow the “latest” and “ultimate” secret method which will make you shed the pounds, the result is usually temporary. You find yourself putting back the weight you lost once you’re off the diet or get tired of going to the gym.
Marketing and advertising industry are extremely proficient in selling us all sorts of foods under the label “healthy.” But are those really good if you want to lose weight, or simply designed to make you believe you’re doing the right thing?
You can’t blame the ads for your choices. Ads are designed to sell products and that’s great. Don’t blame them. Don’t blame yourself either. Once you understand how to work with your own values in the area of life called in NLP “health and fitness,” you can make those changes without feeling you’re working “against yourself.”
In NLP, losing weight is a matter of correct values. Your own values determine what you are motivated to do or not to do. You will do nothing which is not part of your values. (Yes, you have different values from other people, and your values are what’s important to you, not to others). You won’t continue a lifestyle which is not congruent with your internal values even if you force yourself to do it for a while.
From the NLP perspective, Values are what’s important to you. Not what you like but what’s important to you. If eating foods that taste a certain way is important to you, how easy is it to give them up even if you know they’re not helping your losing-weight objective?
It is not! It is a chore; you may even be determined to do it for a while, but eventually if your weight goals conflict with your values, you will give up.
NLP Master Practitioner Training has two techniques successfully used for this purpose.
NLP can also help with the following processes:
While NLP and Time Line Therapy® do not offer any medical advice and are not to be taken as such, they can surely assist you in your goals. If you have a weight problem which could be in any way related to a health issue, you should seek the advice of a competent licensed practitioner.
The information, and the techniques presented by NLP and Time Line Therapy® have the potential to positively transform the difficult task of losing excess weight as both seem to show otherwise. If you want to create a healthy diet which includes all the good advice you’ve likely heard before: less refined food, more fruits and vegetables; replacing high fat consumption with good fat consumption, physical exercise and relieving stress, NLP and Time Line Therapy® can assist with the mental and emotional part so you can not only make that switch, but stick to it and maintain it for a very long time.