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Inner Programming to Lose Weight Than Gain


Step 1: Can you pinpoint the month or year in your life when you began significantly gaining weight? Think back to that time. Try to narrow the person or event that precipitated that weight gain to one to three key words.

For example, during my less-than-successful first marriage, I equated food with love to such an extent, I went up four pants sizes during that eight-year stretch. So for me, the key words of that time period was FOOD = LOVE.

Step 2: Transform that key word or words into a name of a person such as Foodloveia.

Step 3: Imagine that you are sitting down with this person. Have a little internal chat with this personality.

For example, I would say, “Foodlovia, I realize that your previous job or function in my life was to assist me in going up one pant size every year or two. I am aware that you did this to alert me to the fact that I had equated food to love. Instead of being my own best friend and finding other ways to feel fulfilled, I substituted my love of food for the love and companionship I felt I lacked during that marriage. I thank you for trying to be helpful to me. I apologize that I didn’t manage to catch on sooner to the message you were sent to give.”

Once you have expressed gratitude for this entity’s ability to do it job so successfully in your life and apologized for not recognizing the message it was trying to send sooner, you are ready for the next step. Really allow yourself to feel that gratitude throughout your entire being. You’ve heard the expression, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” This entity was simply a herald sent to give you a distinct message. It is not its fault that you did not hear the message before you weight gain seemed to spiral out of control. Make a sincere apology to this entity that you did not manage to hear the message until much later. Also acknowledge that it is NOT too late.

Step 4: Just like you don’t want to beat up on the messenger, you don’t want to beat up on yourself either. Be aware that you perhaps needed to travel this journey to more thoroughly appreciate the wisdom the messenger was trying to share. Imagine that part of yourself that did not hear the message until months or years after it was issued is a small child who did not know any better at the time. Allow yourself to feel a true sense of love for that inner child who is you. Feel that love permeate your entire being.

Step 5: From that state of inner stability, give your messenger a job promotion with new and revised job duties. The conversation can go something like this:

“Foodlovia, I have a job promotion to give you plus a new job title. Before today, your job title was Weight Gain Messenger. Your new job title is Weight Loss Manager. You will also be one of my partners. Your office shall me located in my heart as I truly feel love and appreciation for the great job I know you are going to do. Your duties consist of the following:

* Alert me to the time when I am eating due to feeling lonely or unloved. When that is the case, help me explore other options besides food that I can do to feel less lonely and more loved.

* Assist me in my goal to decrease my pant sizes in a wholesome and healthy way. Once I reach my weight loss goal, then help me maintain that lower pant size permanently.

* In the meantime, help me feel true love and appreciation for the beauty of my body every step along the way. When I view my Rubenesque body in the mirror, help me send waves of love and appreciation to that body that is the current view of me.

Step 6: Feel love and gratitude toward your new Weight Loss Manager. Have confidence that he or she will truly partner with you in this noble and achievable effort.

Step 7: Feel love and gratitude to this beautiful temple, this Rubenesque body, that houses you.

Step 8: Feel love and gratitude to God, to Jesus, or to whatever higher being or power that resonates in your life.

Tips:

* It might be helpful to journal this entire conversation in a Blog or in a notebook or diary. Write down the date. Then on a weekly or monthly basis, update this Blog or notebook or diary with signs of progress you have made along the way.

Warning:

* Rather than feel a sense of impatience that the weight loss does not happen right away, be aware that you did not gain all that weight in just one day either. Instead, celebrate any signs of progress. For example, perhaps you had a bad day at the office. Instead of coming home and eating comfort food, you found a great movie to watch, you read a book, or you took a hot, soothing bath or shower instead.

* Be prepared to give your inner Weight Loss Manager internal high fives along the way. The more you invest yourself in feeling gratitude and love in your partner in this effort, the more successful you will feel and be.

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3 Proven Tips For Rapid Weight Gain


Looking for a healthy method of rapid weight gain for the next phase of your fitness plan?  There are quite a few weight gainer supplements out there, but how do you know which ones are healthy?  Many of those bodybuilding products include extra fat or unhealthy ingredients like ephedra.  Fortunately, rapid weight gain is possible through only natural methods.  This is not only healthier, but will save you a ton of money on supplements over the course of a year.  These three tips will help you pack on the pounds naturally.

1.  Eat more…a lot more.  This may seem like an obvious tip, but trouble gaining weight usually means you are not eating anywhere near enough food.  Even if you think you are eating enough to gain weight, you may not even be compensating for the extra calories burned by your workout.  Most people underestimate the sheer amount of calories needed to gain even one pound.  While most sedentary people will have trouble restricting their calorie intake to less than their expenditure, physically active people may burn up to five or six thousand calories per day.

2.  Use online calorie counting tools and weight loss calculators to set goals and track your progress.  In the past, keeping track of your calories was tedious and time-consuming.  You had to look up every food in a calorie book and write down your calculations in a notebook.  Now you can easily input the food you just ate into an online calorie counting site and it will look up the calories for you.  Many sites allow you to set up a free account to record of your intake and print reports showing the breakdown by food type. 

A weight loss (or gain, in this case) calculator will take your measurements, physical activity level, and desired weight to give you a required calorie intake per day.  Combining this with your online tracking site lets you quickly and easily see if you are meeting your calorie goals for the day.  It is helpful to see if you will fall short because then you can adjust and eat a larger dinner or add a snack before bed.  The breakdown of fats, carbs, and proteins is also useful for changing up your intake as the day progresses.  Review your reports at the end of the week to see if there are any empty calories that you can remove from your diet.

3.  Change up your workout to focus on gaining muscle.  There are adjustments you can make while you are in the gym to speed up your weight gain.  Progressively overloading a specific muscle group with increasing amounts of weight will maximize your gains in size from one workout to the next.  Be sure to keep pushing your body by periodically changing up the types of exercises you do in the weight room.  Also, getting enough rest in between sessions is crucial to making the most of your workouts.  Many people think they need to workout more in order to achieve rapid weight gain, but that only breaks down the muscles without giving the body a chance to rebuild itself.

 

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Can Weight Loss Make You Gain Weight?


Article by Debbie Fontana

Copyright (c) 2007 Debbie Fontana

Since I started writing a blog with weight loss advice about 2 weeks ago, I’ve gained 9 pounds.

In a way, I can’t believe it. I know I’ve been eating more. But I guess I didn’t realize how much.

For weeks, I’ve only been getting a couple of hours of sleep each night. When I’m sleep-deprived, I always reach for food to stay awake.

But I haven’t needed to lose weight for years. What does that say about me that I’ve gained weight as soon as I’ve started a weight loss blog?

First, I now need to take my own advice. And I will. Starting today, the pounds come off.

Second, maybe I’m reading so many articles and blog posts about other people’s weight loss struggles that I’m starting to feel like they’re my own… even though many of you are winning a tougher battle than I did.

Does that make sense?

Of course, I don’t mean that any of the articles or blogs I’m reading are responsible for my weight gain. But I’m beginning to think about food and weight 24 hours a day. Because now it’s become my job in a way.

I’m also starting to feel some of the emotional insecurity that so many weight loss bloggers write about. Not that any of us have to look very far for that.

But it’s one thing to feel another blogger’s emotions, it’s another to regain some of my own weight.

I have a question for anyone reading this. Have you ever regained lost pounds when you heard of another person’s battle with weight? Do you start reliving your own weight loss problems?

Before starting my blog, my article topics varied. But even when I wrote about diets and dieting problems, my focus was positive.

I didn’t gain an ounce even when writing about cheesecake, strawberry pie, and hot fudge sundaes.

But now I read the blogs of other people who aren’t so positive all the time. My heart goes out to all of them.

I also have people writing to me about their weight loss battles. And I think I’m starting to internalize the fears and the struggles of the people I want to help.

I think writing every day on a blog about weight loss and related issues has me thinking about the subject all the time.

And obsessing about food – isn’t that how many of us gained weight in the first place?

But I don’t think it’s about food. I don’t even think it’s about lack of sleep. I haven’t slept well in almost 2 years. Why would I gain weight now?

I think it’s about feeling the emotions. I’m starting to internalize the struggles of other bloggers. And it’s affecting me so much, I’m eating more and gaining weight.

I guess it proves that you have to deal with the emotional side of weight loss as much as with the actual foods you eat.

And clearly, it’s not healthy to think about food and weight loss 24 hours a day.

I thought of not writing this article.

For one thing, I’m ashamed to have to lose weight. Now of all times. It’s ridiculous.

I could feel myself gaining weight. But I put off getting weighed.

Maybe I didn’t want to believe I could gain again.

Now I know 9 pounds isn’t even close to the type of struggle that many bloggers are facing. But it’s a wake-up call for me.

I’ve often said that you have to be prepared to backslide. And you need to have an effective plan to deal with it.

But you should deal with it before it gets anywhere close to 9 pounds.

You should weigh yourself once a week after you reach your goal. But I haven’t been doing that.

It’s not that I thought I could never gain weight again. I guess other priorities took over in life.

My family has had a number of medical emergencies in recent months. I delayed starting my blog because of them.

But we’ve had medical emergencies before. I haven’t gained an ounce.

So now comes the final question. Is blogging bad for your weight?

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