By Carrie Howard, Certified Hypnotherapist
One of the most important aspects of your weight loss journey is visualizing your new life as a new healthy in shape you. This is why we encourage all dieters to attend the Ideal Protein phase ¾ weight maintenance workshop. You are setting your mindset that you will succeed, and preparing for what is to come. By creating a clear pathway for your future and knowing what’s ahead, your mind can easily visualize how easy it is to obtain your in shape body. The easier and more clear your path to your weight loss goal is the more motivated you will be, and driven to succeed.
One way to create a clear path is pre-plan your meals. Know what you’ll be eating and when. Pre-make meals for several days if you know you will be coming home late from work. Have a salad in the fridge ready. Have trouble getting in your veggies? No problem! Pre-cut your veggies and place them in containers and/or baggies pre-measured. Do you enjoy going out to restaurants and don’t want to be confined to your house? Pick healthy restaurants where you can be on protocol based off their menus. Going to a friends house/ party or celebration or out of town? Plan that out too! The more you plan, the more success you will achieve in your weight loss.
Another great thing to do when visualizing your new healthy body is to visualize what you will look like and what kinds of activities you will be doing. What size clothes do you want to wear? Do you have clothes in the closet you miss wearing, and would like to fit in again? What kinds of activities would you like to do again? Do you miss going to the gym, running, playing sports, working out? Plan for it!
And most important, get excited about your weight loss journey! What drives you to lose this weight? What do you have to look forward to when you lose the weight? Make a list and hang it on your fridge or in a place that you can see it everyday. This will remind you of the wonderful body you look forward to, and get closer to each day. Good luck and have fun on your journey! We are here at 7Company to support you on your weight loss success!