Monday, April 4, 2011

Could your mind be your secret weight loss weapon?!?!?!?!?

Could your mind be the secret to your weight loss???

I have been struggling recently trying to find a great topic for us to talk about here.  I know how much of you have been missing my informative content and I didn’t want to disappoint you with something dull.  I was hunting around for ideas on the web and came across the idea of “Habituation.”  It’s basically the reduction of stimulus after repeated exposure.  Now I know what you are all thinking.  What on earth does this have to do with losing weight?? 

Well after googling this idea I came across some great Dr. Oz footage that explains EVERYTHING!!  I know it is three parts but after you watch the first one you will definitely continue to the other two.  


Now to many of you this idea may sound silly, the thought of visualizing yourself eating every bite BEFORE actually eating a meal seems ridiculous; but I just can’t ignore those numbers.  I can’t ignore the clear medical evidence of how we response at bite 20 vs. bite number one.  

Dr. Oz also touches on how this technique would be ideal for those who eat emotionally, like myself.  The concept that mastering your minds view and reaction to food could ultimately be the key to mastering my weight.  How simple; how obvious… must be easier said than done.  

Best part is this can also be adapted to other parts of your life!! Who knew!!  I know you are all thinking that this is pretty far-fetched and completely in-adaptable to daily life, but I think a little bit of practice can go a long way.  Start with your least stressful meal of the day; you know the one that you aren’t feeding something, mopping up something etc. etc.  A mealtime where you get to actually sit, even if its just a snack while the brats are sleeping, give it a try.  Not like trying it is going to do anything horrible to you, you will survive if you try it.  So go for it, enjoy your meal with EVERY sense I mean our love for food got us into this mess who is to say it can’t get us out of it once and for all!


  1. It does seem a bit out there, but so did the Earth spinning around the Sun. Who know? :)

  2. I definitely agree with the heading of this post... yet of course... there are limits to how far this theory can be taken. But of course you control you.