Stop looking at the scales! Weight release is about muscle tone and inches… not weight!
We’ve all been there… trapped in the struggle of attempting to release that excess body fat in any way possible. You’ve tried diets, fasts and workout routines. But, nothing ever seems to work! Why is it so difficult to get rid of extra weight?
Even when you get rid of some, it always seems to come right back… and usually it comes back worse than before and you end up being heavier. Perhaps you gave in and ate something you shouldn’t have; you then beat yourself up and decided it’s not going to work for you… so just give up.
This can be disheartening and can seriously affect your self-esteem leaving you feeling ashamed and unworthy especially after working so hard to get the body you want. And when you don’t feel good in your own body, it’s going to impact your mood and overall well-being.
All you really want is to love the skin you’re in, to feel beautiful, confident, and have more energy to do the things that make you happy.
So what is it that’s holding you back?
Well maybe it has NOTHING to do with diet or exercise!
Your mental and emotional status is going to have a significant influence on how you approach your weight release program. Even the words we speak or think about could have a dramatic effect on our physical and emotional well being.
Think about the word “loss” in “weight loss”. What do we do when we lose something… we try to find it don’t we? What we really want to do is release the excess weight… get rid of it forever… not just lose it to find again later.
Now that might seem a little pedantic but understand this… words are powerful… and what we say to ourselves every day makes a huge difference whether you are aware of it or not.
So for starters let’s get rid of the word “loss” when we talk about weight, we do not want to lose anything, we want to get rid of it… we want to release it forever!
Now let’s look at the word “diet”. When we talk about dieting we think about depriving ourselves of something and what happens when you are told you can’t have something? That’s right, we crave it even more. So we don’t want to “diet” we just want to eat better. And notice that “eating better” doesn’t conjure up depravation; it just means putting more of the good stuff in.
Another reason people go on a “diet” it is often to please someone else, our partner, our friends or peers. This is particularly prevalent in relationships… where the fear that your excess weight may cause your partner to not be interested in you anymore, perhaps they are not paying as much attention to you as before or, perhaps you fear they might stray.
But the most important thing about weight release is that you do it for YOU… it’s got to be personal… to make YOU feel healthier… to get more energy for YOUR day… to make YOU feel more attractive… and while it’s nice to get external notice from others… if you want your weight release to be sustainable and permanent… you have to realise that it’s not about other people and their opinions… it’s about YOU… and how you feel about YOU… it’s an internal conversation… and that’s your motivation… make it about YOU!
Another big influence over your health and weight release goals… and one you may not have been paying enough attention to… is STRESS! Leading a high stress lifestyle is easily one of the biggest issues that will… make no mistake about it… take a huge toll on your overall well-being.
Are you sick and tired of……
- Panicking at the thought of wearing a bathing suit or tight jeans?
- Huffing and puffing when you walk?
- Trying to find clothes to hide those bulging body parts?
- Not wanting to have your picture taken?
- Being tired all the time?
- Avoiding intimate relationships?
- Looking in the mirror and seeing yourself fat and out of shape?
- Feeling like your weight is out of control?
My guess is that you have probably tried every imaginable diet, weight loss program, pill, shake, meal replacement, starvation method and exercise gadget on the market to lose weight…and failed. You’ve become discouraged and frustrated. At some point you may have even considered liposuction and gastric bypass surgery.
You are possibly reading this because you have tried everything possible to PERMANENTLY lose weight and nothing has worked! If you have been programmed to believe that diets, pills, shakes, meal replacement, rigorous exercise and willpower are the only ways to lose weight, it’s no wonder you feel frustrated.
The good news is your search is over and you can finally get the body you deserve…
My name is Paul Holcroft. I am an Australian and internationally certified hypnotherapist, uncommon psychotherapist, and avid health researcher and have helped and guided men and women of all ages through difficult times. Life doesn’t have to be an uphill battle… you CAN get back into the flow of life… and you CAN win the weight release battle.
So where do we begin?
Step One: Eliminate the Stress
This is the one that most people do not even think of but is the one that you need to deal with first.
Constant stress releases dangerous toxins into your body and is now being recognised as a major contributor inflammation and disease in the body.
Seriously, emotional blockages are real and are normally caused by constant ongoing stress, or by being involved in or witnessing a traumatic event, which raise Cortisol levels and release toxins into your system.
When you body becomes over-loaded with toxins and cannot process them fast enough, it then tries to protect your vital organs from these deadly toxins by encompassing them with fat cells and storing them somewhere on your body to deal with them later. Unfortunately if we are constantly under stress… relationship stress, family stress, workplace stress and environmental stresses… our bodies never get the time to process the toxins these stresses are creating within us.
And the most common ways these emotional blockages show up in the body is in weight gain or pain… or both! This could be the main contributing factor that is preventing you from attaining your weight release goals.
These emotional blockages can also be born out of ideas you’ve adopted through the media, your friends, and your own personal experience. We are bombarded with negative information on a daily basis through news reports and social media, and this takes a toll on our stress levels.
Stress is something that can and will creep up on you without you even noticing it and, if we don’t do something about it, it begins to dominate and control your life, and eventually you’ll find yourself in a place where you are just too overwhelmed to do anything about it. Your body just begins to shut down and burnout (think chronic fatigue) or worse… disease strikes. Stress is something you need to be consistently monitoring and making sure that you are not letting slip out of control.
So how do we reduce the stress in our lives?
When starting their weight release program, most people just start rigorous workout regimes like boot camp, or go on some new fancy diet program. But unless you get rid of the stress first, you are going to find it an uphill battle.
The first step is to figure out what is causing the stress and then take steps to stop it or reduce it from dramatically influencing you.
Look at the way that you think about yourself and the world. Really look deeply. You have an internal road map telling you where you are going and what you are attracting in your life. It’s possible your particular map is currently NOT going in the direction you want… and this creates low self-esteem. It’s been scientifically proven that your thoughts literally create your reality. We learned this fact through quantum physics and this applies to everything, including weight release.
The possible reason that you cannot release the weight is because you’ve got an idea deep in your unconscious mind telling you over and over again that you can’t have what you want! Your internal belief coupled with strong emotion is what creates what shows up in your life, and it’s all happening under the surface of your conscious mind.
The current reality you have been creating for yourself may actually be holding you back from weight release success. Not because you can’t have what you want, simply because you’re not aware of your underlying beliefs about weight release in your unconscious mind. And whether you believe it or not, your unconscious mind runs the show. It is what keeps you breathing, your heart pumping, and your blood flowing all without you being necessarily consciously aware.
And your unconscious mind ultimately dictates exactly your body shape and what you weigh…down to the kilo!
The reason for this is your unconscious mind is controlled by emotion, not logic. It is where your emotions are stored… and emotions are the fuel that motivates us.
Logically or consciously you may want to get rid of the excess weight, but on an emotional level your unconscious is programmed to keep the weight on. And even if you “lose” the weight, you will gain it back… and sometimes more than you had originally!
Over 95% of all weight problems are emotionally driven. What this means is your inability to control your weight may have nothing to do with eating too much food, eating the wrong foods or not wanting to do any type exercise. All of these are the effect, not the cause of your weight problem.
People are not overweight because they overeat. They overeat because of something else… an emotional trigger or blockages in their unconscious mind… and that is the key to bringing you back to your ideal body shape and weight.
You may not be aware of it consciously, but at some emotional level you have made the association that being overweight makes you feel safe, secure, protected, loved, accepted, rewarded and comfortable or will reduce stress and boredom. In some way your current weight is emotionally driven.
THE GOOD NEWS is releasing the excess weight is effortless when you get your unconscious emotional mind to agree with your conscious desires. And you do this by eliminating the dysfunctional beliefs, habits and learned patterns that are getting in your way. Once you remove the emotional cause, weight release will be effortless and permanent.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to identify and remove stress and emotional blockages from the body. A regular hypnotherapy session, say once a month, will do wonders for your wellbeing and positive mindset.
Step Two: Fill the Nutritional Gaps
To succeed in any weight release program you will need to make sure your body’s nutritional needs are met. Your body needs vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, pre and probiotics, and antioxidants to prevent cravings and the onset of mood swings and fatigue.
Unfortunately, due to lack of nutrients in our overused soils, we are often not getting adequate vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from our whole foods, especially those purchased from supermarkets, so we need to supplement. But we need to supplement with quality supplements and unfortunately many of the cheap supplements readily available do not provide us with the quality or quantity our bodies require… most cheap supplements will have no more than about an 8% absorption rate hence the term expensive pee!
The other issue here is none of us want to be running around buying and consuming 10-20 different tablets a day. What is needed is a simple broad spectrum supplement source that will give our bodies what it requires in an easy format. Using high-quality pharmaceutical grade supplements (over 90% absorption rate) will ensure your body and cell microbiota get the nutritional top-ups they need. Your body will safely absorb what it needs and eliminates what is not needed.
Step Three: Healthy Diet
Many times it’s more about what you stop putting in your mouth than can make a huge difference. You can take huge steps toward your ideal weight and body shape by eliminating the following foods;
- All dairy products except for pure organic butter (a good fat) from grass feed pasture raised animals only.
- All products containing gluten (read the labels on all packaged foods).
- All wheat products (most of it is genetically modified now anyway) especially breakfast cereals which most contain your number one enemy… sugar!
- Remove all refined sugars from your diet. This is a biggie because we are all addicted to it… and its poisoning us inside. Tip: Try eliminating sugar one step at a time to lower the detox withdrawal symptoms.
- All soda (soft drinks) and energy drinks as they all contain sugar and other deadly chemicals and ingredients.
Add the following to your diet:
- Fresh organic fruit and vegetables on a daily basis.
- Eat fish at least twice a week (think omega 3’s) but avoid larger fish like tuna, swordfish, and flake because of possible high mercury content.
- If you eat red meat make sure it is grass-feed (not grain-fed) and pasture-raised. Serving size should be no bigger than the palm of your hand, and no more than 3 times a week.
- Make sure your white meats like chicken and turkeys are organic free-range birds (once again not grain fed). Eggs too should be from free-range birds (not caged or grain-fed).
- Add good saturated fats like pure organic butter from grass-fed animals, coconut flesh and organic cold-pressed coconut oil and avocados.
- Supplement your diet with high-quality nutritional supplements, preferably pharmaceutical grade supplements because of purity and higher uptake (absorption rate).
- Drink at least 2-3 litres of fresh clean filtered water per day to help flush toxins from your body.
Step Four: Exercise Regularly
Participate in physical activities you enjoy like going for a beach or forest walk with a friend or group or going window shopping with your friend rather than sitting and having coffee. How about doing an outdoor activity like kayaking, paddle-boarding or going for a bike ride with your kids or a group of friends, or what about enjoying the sunlight working in the garden rather than staying indoors watching TV. 15 minutes of direct sunlight a day will also keep your vitamin D levels up.
If you’re active all day long, the total calorie burning benefits from all this activity are going to total up to far more than a gym workout… and probably more fun. But if you are stuck at work indoors or in an office then an effective exercise program outside work hours is for you but don’t overdo it. Over-exercising will increase stress levels in your body and can lead to an exercise disorder (think gym junkies).
Taking a regular walk on the beach, through a forest or somewhere else in nature, barefooted if possible to ground you to the earth, is another way excellent way to de-stress your body. If you walk on early in the morning just before the sun rises, the earth will energise your body, if you do it early evening around sunset, the earth will drain the stress out of your body. Try it, it works!
Having sex is another exercise which will do wonders for your stress levels. Did you know when you orgasm, you’ll release a flood of dopamine into your system, which makes sex one of the most powerful stress-relievers out there.
But remember as you age and your testosterone levels drop you may also notice this has a serious impact on your libido levels and decrease your desire in sexual activity and in turn you lose the feel-good benefits that sexual activity presents. As previously mentioned, maintaining your vitamin, mineral, and amino acid levels is essential to keep the libido alive!
Other Steps You Can Take on Your Journey to Your Perfect Weight and Body Shape
Say goodbye to crazy diets!
90% of the time, dieting gets you nowhere. I’m sure you’ve tried it yourself not once, not twice, but multiple times… and probably multiple different diets. The problem is most people don’t know that dieting has almost nothing to do with the reason that they cannot release weight. Diets are a great for a healthier lifestyle but when it comes to weight release, the best they tend to do is offer a quick fix.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that diets do not have lasting results. Why? It’s not the diet that doesn’t work. It will work for some time, but soon enough you’ll be back in the headspace of feeling like it is not working enough. Diets are a temporary fix.
When we don’t see results fast enough or do not achieve the results we had hoped for, we tend to feel disillusioned and unconsciously give up before we have given time for our bodies to adjust. We are all different and some of us will take longer to reach our desired body shape than others.
Don’t judge your results by the results others are getting, especially those we are exercising with. A slow metabolic rate is one of the primary reasons why many women struggle so immensely to lose the fat they desire and this is often brought about from years and years of yo-yo dieting beforehand. We all have different metabolisms and some may take longer than others to achieve their desired body shape but if you stick to it… the results will come.
Stop the Blame Game…
Blaming your problems on others, your current circumstances, or anything at all is a huge factor in your weight and body shape struggle. When you don’t accept any kind of responsibility for where you are and who you are, you’ve labelled yourself as the victim… as powerless. How are you ever supposed to get out of a tough situation, or find a solution if you have no power?
Taking responsibility for yourself, your life, your choices, and your outcomes, puts you in the driver’s seat. And here’s the harsh truth! When you are able to accept YOUR part in every situation however bad it may have been, or may still be… when you take that responsibility for YOUR part in it, you put yourself back in the driver’s seat… in a position to change any situation. This may sound unfair, but in reality it’s a positive, good fact. If you have that power, you will find the solution. This is the secret solution to absolutely EVERYTHING!
Once you take responsibility for your weight release mishaps, you can take steps to turn things around. Now this doesn’t mean it’s time to get mad at yourself, that’s not at all what I’m talking about here and I don’t want you to let the pendulum swing too hard in your own direction. I’m talking about taking an open, fair look at the part YOU play in your life with no judgments. We ALL have played the blame game, I included, and it is a familiar trap. The point here is to give yourself the gift of responsibility, because with that gift you are finally free!
With your new found power you have opened the floodgates to endless possibilities, you are no longer at the whim of others and know the truth, you and ONLY YOU can make this happen and YOU CAN. Plus it doesn’t have to be hard and struggle filled, with fad diets and killer workouts. It’s as easy as taking control of your unconscious emotional mind.