Ever notice how your best friend can lose weight on the same diet that you don’t? Or how you often reach “plateaus”? The yo-yo dieting trend among frustrated women in this country is practically an epidemic!
Want to know the secret of why this happens? And how you can lose unwanted weight once and for all? Of course you do – we all do!
Sounds too good to be true, I know. But once you understand this concept, you’ll never again wonder why you’re not getting results on the latest diet or with your new gym membership. In fact, this secret will let you in on weight loss without breaking a sweat or refusing another Krispie Kreme.
This “secret” principle has been around for eons, but is being rediscovered across the country. People in the know are successfully putting it to work to achieve weight loss that’s easily maintained! If you want to join those ranks, follow along closely.
Drum roll, now, for the secret weapon against unwanted weight: The Law of Attraction!
What is it? Simply put, the Law of Attraction is a powerful universal law that says “like attracts like.” This force is at work in our lives every moment, although most are oblivious to it. Using the power of this law will allow you to create the body you want, without requiring unending weeks of blood, sweat and tears. (It also explains why we get such inconsistent results on the same programs!)
Here’s how it works. Without getting too technical (although quantum physics is happy to explain), know that everything in the universe is made up of energy. Including your thoughts and feelings. And that like attracts like. This means your thoughts and feelings are energy that attract similar energy.
So basically, as you think, so you attract. You’ve heard phrases that intuitively reflect this understanding: “you reap what you sow,” ” birds of a feather flock together,” etc.
What does this have to do with weight loss? Everything, my friend. This law is actually responsible for your original weight gain and everything else in your life, believe it or not. It’s time to understand this principle in order to get what you want, instead of what you don’t want!
Here’s a quick example to give you a feel for how it works. At 5’9″ and 135 pounds for most of my life, I considered myself naturally lean. Although my European aunts regularly told me “my day would come,” I thought I would be thin for life.
When I joined the corporate world, however, things did change. I noticed women in the office bonding over weight issues. They advised each other on fat grams in each other’s lunches, they swapped low fat recipes, shopped together for outfits that smartly concealed extra pounds, and shared exercise tips.
As a naturally lean person who could eat whatever she wanted (and did so regularly), I was soon on the outs with this crowd. All I wanted to do was fit in, so I quickly followed suit and joined their misery. I began complaining about sneaky extra pounds, and appearing cellulite. I swore off fat-packed foods and joined them in break time snacks of carrots and celery sticks.
At first it was an act. I was thin and I knew it; I just wanted to fit in.
Strangely enough, though, I began to notice that clothes were getting tighter, and thighs getting jigglier. My complaints became much more authentic and alarming as time went on. Soon enough, I was carrying the extra pounds that every woman in the office complained of.
This was the law of attraction in action! My thoughts attracted circumstances that matched. Because I talked about being overweight, acted overweight, and commiserated with overweight women, I soon enough found myself overweight. At the time, I just assumed my wise old aunts were right. My time had indeed come.
Several years later after unsuccessful diets and exercise programs, I discovered the Law of Attraction. I then understood that my thoughts and actions created my problem and that new thoughts and actions could create the thin thighs and flat stomach I deserved.
So I began thinking thin, and doing things I thought a lean person would do. I talked to myself and supportive friends like a perfect-weight person would (required imagination, I assure you). And I gradually curbed habits of critiquing my body and feeling hopeless about changing it.
And lo and behold — in less time than you would believe — there were my thin thighs and flat stomach waiting for me. Law of Attraction, folks. It’s magic!
Now I will say the Law of Attraction works in accordance with your beliefs. (Beliefs being nothing more than oft-repeated thoughts.) So if you believe it takes blood, sweat and tears to drop weight – then that’s what you’ll have to experience unless you change those beliefs.
On the other hand, if you can realign your beliefs for an easier experience, you can skip the baloney we’re regularly fed about good fat/bad fat, red light/green light carbs, required aerobic & weight sessions, etc. There are plenty of women out there, though, who would happily suffer through those rules if it would just get them where they want to be!
If only they knew the key isn’t food or exercise; it’s thoughts and feelings. It’s the energy that creates the reality. Tell your body what to expect, through aligned thoughts and feelings, and let it happen. It will soon be your reality, regardless of what your European aunts and overweight colleagues say!