What Are The New Behaviors For Weight Loss?

In an earlier article I discussed how hypnosis can be used to make lifestyle changes that will become habits. These new habits will lead to an overweight person becoming a lean, physically and emotionally healthier person. Now I received a bunch of questions about what are the habits that I work on to help an overweight person create change? And since there were so many questions about what these habits are I decided to write a series of articles explaining the basic habit changes necessary or most desirable that will lead to the quickest change in your weight status.

What’s The Number 1 Habit Of A Healthy And Fit Person?

Eat Regularly- Especially Breakfast!
You probably heard that one before. In fact it’s probably even now bouncing around inside your head and it’s probably still anchored to the voice of your mother telling you to eat breakfast, or asking you as you were running out the door for school, whether you had your breakfast. You probably heard them say that students who ate a good morning meal were more attentive in class and better learners. Well, take a moment to thank mom, for trying to set you straight. It seems to hold true that if you eat a “good” breakfast you will be healthier, more alert and function better during the day. Here’s some of the theory behind having a good breakfast. You see that word breakfast? It literally means breaking your fast. That’s the fast you did all night while you were sleeping. It’s like a mini hibernation.

“Take Out The Papers And The Trash…”

While you were sleeping, your body was busy using all the fuel (food, nutrients, etc.) you consumed during the day to rebuild and resupply the parts of your body that were in need. Anything left over was either put into the trash system and shipped out of your body, or stored for some other time. The amount set aside for storage depends upon what your body figures will be available or unavailable in the near future. So your body has some kind of mechanism that monitors the availability of fuel and changes your storage needs based upon that information. Where does that information come from? Your very own behavior.

So It’s All About Survival!

If you don’t eat regularly, your own body interprets that as a sign of food shortage. And if there is a food shortage, there is a real threat you could starve. That is how your body operates. Your body doesn’t really care much as to whether you can fit into that designer dress or suit you just bought and had custom fitted. Your body’s more interested in whether you’ll be around tomorrow to procreate and keep the species going. That’s the big picture. Everything else (designer clothes, self-esteem, respect from others, etc.) is secondary. So what do you think happens if you starve yourself to lose weight? Your body goes into a food storage orgy. You start to get really stingy about using up your food stores. You hold onto and build up your fat reserves. That’s one of the reasons why restrictive diets don’t work. So you must eat in order to lose weight. You must eat in order to let your survival monitor know that you are not starving and everything is A-OK. In fact you must make sure that you maintain at least a minimum amount of calories coming in everyday so that you don’t trigger that starvation/hoard program that’s built in for your survival.

Getting Back To Breakfast.

Breakfast is literally breaking the fast that we just experienced all night long. We haven’t eaten now for the longest stretch of time during our 24 hour day. When we awaken in the morning the quickest way to let your survival monitor know that everything is OK, and we are not starving, is to eat something. Start supplying food to your body as early as you can after you get up and your body’s metabolism will kick in and start burning up the fat resources it’s been hoarding as well as the new food you’re taking in. It returns your metabolism to it’s normal waking rate after it’s been slowed down for your sleep period. This will make sure that you will be burning off the foods you take in as well as the old foods you stored as fat.

In Summary,

EAT BREAKFAST! DO NOT SKIP MEALS! You can get some help with this by using self hypnosis and visualization techniques to get you quickly into the habit of following these behaviors.

Author's Bio: 

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