-“The Power of Positive Affirmations & Meditation for Weight Loss” – By the SIYP Team
Is the answer to the world’s current “obesity crisis”, guided and/or independent meditation for weight loss?
Today, the world is getting fatter. NBC News recently reported the following information regarding a current survey on the global weight issue:
The survey of 188 countries shows that nearly 30 percent of the global population, or 2.1 billion people, are either overweight or obese. Not a single country has lowered its obesity rate since 1980, the first of its kind study shows.
And even though the United States accounts for just 5 percent of the world’s total population, Americans make up 13 percent of the global overweight and obese population.
Sadly, this problem is not isolated to adults. The obesity crisis and massive overweight numbers are happening with our children and adolescents too!
This same survey reported:
Perhaps most troubling, kids are heavier than ever, the survey by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington finds. The percentage of overweight or obese children and teenagers has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1980 and now more than 22 percent of girls and nearly 24 percent of boys in developed countries are overweight or obese.
Honestly, this should really come as no big surprise. Pretty much all the developed nations are suffering from something (mostly private) pilots have called, “Go-itis.” In a pilot’s word, this is letting the desire or need to meet obligations overrule common sense. Such as flying in dangerous weather because you have people counting on you to get them somewhere at a certain time.
Applied to people in general, this is the inability to wait on the best option – even against our best judgment – when we know there is a quicker option to get what we want faster.
We want the new car we covet NOW so we take out a loan. We want to eat quickly and move on to the next sports or dance practice – or just get some extra work done – so we run through the drive-thru or cook something fast that is likely not our healthiest option. Then, we promise to “do better tomorrow”.
Often, however, it ends up being the same story time after time, day after day, until these bad habits catch up to us. Soon, we find we are dealing with a major problem.
At that point, many turn to the next fad diet, pill or potion, lotion or cream to try and erase the results of our bad habits. Yet, usually, we are left disappointed. Ultimately, it is really bad habits that need to be corrected in order to see effective weight loss that lasts.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. One of the easiest – and often, quickest – ways to reform bad habits is through mindfulness. Usually, we develop our bad habits through repetition and unconsciously or consciously making choices that aren’t good for us. Over time, our subconscious becomes “addicted” to these bad choices and their fleeting happiness and we feel like we have lost control over our freedom of choice. We become at the mercy of these bad habits and they control us.
Mindfulness, on the other hand, is becoming fully aware, as much of the time as possible, of the choices we are making and their outcome(s). It can be difficult to achieve mindfulness when we are in the heat of the battle of our busy lives, and at the mercy of impulses. That is why we must get quiet and still to get mindful, so that we can consciously reprogram our subconscious to make smarter decisions.
Mindfulness can be developed through power affirmations, positive affirmations and meditation for weight loss.
Meditation for weight loss and meditations for weight loss, work by first getting into a deeply relaxed state so you can speak to your subconscious and conscious deliberately. Once in this state, you will use affirmations – positive affirmations, powerful affirmations, and specific weight loss affirmations – to reprogram your mind to think differently. These might be new thoughts about what you eat, where you eat, why you eat, and how you view hunger in general.
Additionally, people who perform weight loss meditations often find they are able to stay in a more prolonged period of mindfulness, over time.
Meditation for weight loss, specifically, helps you retrain your brain.
Our program, The Shift For Releasing Weight, is a guided meditation for weight loss. It helps you achieve that mindful, relaxed, state and then gives you suggestions and affirmations for changing your relationship both with food and your weight.
Yes, the world has a problem with obesity. Maybe you even need to lose weight yourself. Whatever you decide to do about it, make sure it’s a decision and not just a “default”. For any weight loss to be successful, you have to not only change the actions you take, but the reason(s) behind those actions too.