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Release Limiting Beliefs For Weight Loss

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Many of us live with self-imposed limiting beliefs. These limiting beliefs hold us back. They keep us from reaching our full potential and our optimal healthy body.

Up to this point, you most likely have not given your weight loss goals all you’ve got. It is easy to make attempts, get sidetracked by your limiting beliefs and then make excuses. These limits are self- imposed negative thoughts and beliefs. You might believe that people in your family are heavy or it is difficult for you to lose weight. Whether these limiting thoughts are your voice or someone else’s, it is time they stop and you are freed!

In the movie, Facing the Giants, there is a scene where a high school football coach is attempting to show his players that they are not playing to their full ability and believing in themselves. The team has had a poor football record for several years. The coach asks one of the defensive players to stand up and death crawl (crawling on his hands and feet) down the field from one end zone while carrying another player on his back. The coach asks the player how far he can make it. This defense guy says that he can only make it to the 35 yard line while carrying another player and maybe to the 50 with no one his back. The coach says that he believes the player can make it to the 50 yard line with a player on his back and proceeds to blindfold this defense player for the exercise.

The player stammers and denies his ability, but ultimately positions himself to take the challenge. As the player moves down the field, the camera focuses tightly on the coach encouraging him to keep going as the player says he is tired. Soon the camera pans the players on the sidelines standing up and becoming attentive to watch the progress on the field. The coach tells the player to keep going and use up every ounce of will power he has and just keep going. Finally the player falls to his stomach red faced and out of breath, apologizing for stopping. The coach takes off his blind fold to reveal that he went the entire length of the field.

This is a great example of the limitations that we set on ourselves and the limitations that others set on us that we accept as true.

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Wonderful post, Kelly, thanks!

Limiting beliefs are greatly underestimated, when it comes to weight loss.

The most people only try diets and use their will power to stick to it, which (we all know…) lasts only a few days, or weeks, unfortunately.

If the limiting beliefs are not addressed and you do not see IMMIDIATE results, 99% fall back to where they was before their started the new diet.

Because the driving force behind their eating problem is still there! This force are the limiting beliefs, like you described, and conditions (kind of unconscious automatic reactions situation-eating).

The typical limiting beliefs are most of the time NOT what we would expect them to be. Often they seem really weird if we hear them for the first time, but for the person who has the belief it totally makes sense, here are some examples:

- eating is the best way to get pleasure,
- the way to be accepted by others is to be imperfect and for me that’s being heavy
- the best way to avoid sex is to be heavy,
- the best way to feel better when I don’t feel good is to eat,
- the best way to celebrate is to eat,

Pretty surprising, isn’t it?

Now the question is of course, how to eliminate the beliefs and conditions (for example the condition „feeling guilty/bored – having to eat“). The NLP method is one of the best. It has helped a lot of people already.

There are also other ways to do it, e.g. the Lefkoe Belief Process lets you easily eliminate all beliefs AND conditions, related to emotional eating/overeating.

Here you can find out more about how you can stop emotional eating it: http://www.recreateyourlife.com/1?p=davidfree&w=es-sales

Thanks and I hope the you will help a lot of people to lose their weight soon!

March 14, 2014 - 1:22am
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