There are many who will go to extremes to lose weight, even to the point of surgery. The problem though is that the same issue that made you overweight still exists and you may return to your default bad habits. More and more new approaches to weight loss are surfacing, and I found a book that’s not only enlightening, but it’s filled with common sense and a super-easy way to shed those pudgy pounds.
Visualization For Weight Loss gets into why we keep gaining weight. When we diet and restrict our calories, our hypothalamus kicks in and compels us to overeat. Our bodies are wired for survival, so you’ll be hungrier, crave more fatty foods, and your metabolism will slow down.
I’m sure many of you are familiar with the term ‘insulin resistant’, a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to the hormone insulin. Well, have you heard of ‘leptin resistant’? Leptin is the master hormone in charge of body weight. It helps the brain keep track of how much fat is on your body. You want to be leptin resistant, and there’s a whole chapter that will explain how to get to that point.
The main premise of this book aside from proper nutrition is about losing weight from the inside out with visualization. Through visualization, you’ll be communicating with your survival brain with symbols and images. Our minds are so powerful when in the alpha and delta states. Here you’ll able to give new instructions about what you want your body to look like, doing exercise, overcome cravings and addictions and so much more.
The end of the book offers a 16 Weeks To Total Transformation program that can be morphed into anyone’s lifestyle. I learned so much about the energy of the foods you ingest and the various side effect moods you get from them. Everything is connected, if you’re suffering from one issue it triggers different reactions throughout your whole body. There’s lots of guidance on what foods to eat and other healthy habits to consider. It’s a great book and offers a lot of insight!