Mind/Body Medicine, the relationship between what you think (and feel) and how your body reacts is an accepted concept nowadays even with most traditional doctors. When you see your doctor with high blood pressure, besides a pill, they will tell you to “de-stress”.

But although many doctors see the relationship in other areas of medicine, it’s primarily ignored by doctors who tell you, "to lose weight all you have to do is eat less and exercise more".

Nothing could be further from the truth. That’s why 95% of people who diet and exercise end up losing weight for a while, but gain it back within a few months to a couple of years. And they also get an addition of “punishment pounds” for going on a diet in the first place.

The reason that the weight is regained is not just because you go “off” your diet. Within 48 hours of going on a diet, your body actually shifts your metabolism to slow down up to 30% to keep you from losing weight. That means you'd have to eat even LESS than you started on your diet. And it continues even after you stop dieting! This is an adaptive response in all mammals, that keeps them from starving in times of low food availability.

Exercise is supposed to make you lose weight?

The urban legend that is now the false common knowledge is that you can exercise yourself thin. Think about it: when you exercise, do you lose your appetite? NO! Mother Nature makes sure you are extra hungry (especially for carbs) to replenish the calories you burned off. And excess exercise is actually stressful for your body, and can also slow down your metabolism!

Why do some people gain weight in the first place?

Mind/Body medicine as well as the Law Of Attraction shows there is a strong component of MINDSET that shifts your weight. When someone comes to me for coaching when they can’t lose weight, I ask them: What happened in your life right before you started gaining weight?

The answer invariably has to do with stress: loss of a job, breakup of a relationship, some unhappiness has changed a person’s relationship with food. Many people start “treating” that stress by emotional eating. They are using food to fill the unhappiness in their life. They are “stuffing” their feelings. They can’t “stomach” what’s happening.

The Law of Attraction also has it’s part. People who are dieting are unhappy with their body, the way they look, and are focused on what they can’t have. This negative focus is attracting exactly what they don’t want: additional weight and continued stress.

Stress eating actually makes matters worse, because the weight gain then makes you upset with your body, and ashamed. When you’ve been told the only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more, the inevitable occurs. Your body slows down your metabolism, and extra weight is added. It’s a vicious cycle.

So, how do you lose weight without dieting and exercise?

It’s going to be very important to identify, and manage stress. And remember, if you are “managing” stress, that means that you are already stressed! The best way to deal with stress is NOT to have it. That means learning new ways managing your attitude, and not allowing small stuff to stress you! When there are larger issues, learn ways to manage it that don’t include “stuffing” your feelings. Speak your truths, and express your needs. Remember, there’s a connection between you Mind/Emotions and Body that is literal!

Author's Bio: 

Best selling author, and Coach-sultant, Lianda Ludwig, M.S. works with overwhelmed, stressed out, frustrated dieters who have lost weight and regained it time and again. Discover how to break the addiction to dieting and fighting your body and nature! Losing weight is not just about what you eat; it's about what's eating you.
Her Mentabolism Mindset Transformation Program creates a successful mindset to eliminate cravings, stop the deprived feeling of a dieter and vanquish the stress, so you can lose weight, and keep it off without naturally, without ever dieting again.
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