December 2011 – The ultimate weight loss secret

I, for one, have never had any doubt about the dominant role of our thoughts on our weight—indeed, on our overall wellbeing.

In 2002, when award-winning actor/comedian Steve Martin was invited to host the 75th Academy Awards, he reportedly remarked, “I’m very pleased to be hosting the Oscars again because fear and nausea always make me lose weight.” Steve may have said it in jest, but the connection between your mind and the weighing scale is undeniable.

I, for one, have never had any doubt about the dominant role of our thoughts on our weight—indeed, on our overall wellbeing. Even research corroborates this.

Ever wondered why even the best advice on exercise/diet is usually ineffective? The reason is that while weight loss is an out-and-out mind battle, most people fight it outside the mind. Of course, flab always wins.

If you’ve experienced failed attempts to lose weight, you probably already know what I am talking about. If not, ask those who have succeeded in losing weight and they’ll tell you that unless you bring your mind into the equation, no amount of diet or exercise can assist you achieve lasting weight loss.

This month’s lead story by Raeleen D’Agostino Mautner will prepare you for winning the battle against excess weight. Mautner, a psychology expert, exposes the hidden link between our thoughts and our weight. She tells you why, despite having mastered diet and exercise essentials, you struggle to attain ideal weight. She then goes on to describe a fail-proof approach that employs the mind as lieutenant and the body as a loyal soldier to win the ‘fat combat’.

I reckon that once you read this story, and read it with serious attention, your weight loss ambition will go from being mere wishful thinking to ‘wish-fulfilment’ thinking.

Have a merry, merry Christmas!

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Manoj Khatri
Manoj Khatri likes to call himself an eternal soul disguised, among many things, as a writer. He is the author of more than 1000 published articles — on business management, philosophy and everything in between. He is a certified counsellor and has addressed thousands of students and parents on exam-stress in public seminars. He is the author of What a thought!, a critically acclaimed book based on powerful ideas of some of the greatest thought leaders. Manoj is Editor and Publisher of Complete Wellbeing.

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