I have found that the number one most important thing in achieving your ideal bodyweight is not a diet or exercise program, but actually self-love. It might sound as cheesy as my late night eating habits in college, but its true. Thoughts become things. Thoughts carry energy/vibration and if repeated over and over they become beliefs and manifest as matter. Most people focus on the fact that they are “fat” and keep grooving this belief into their head. The Universe speaks the language of vibration. If you read The Hidden Messages in Water, you will learn the miraculous findings of Masaru Emoto. He discovered that if you speak positive words of affirmation like LOVE to a glass of water and freeze it, the ice crystals that form are perfectly symmetrical, beautiful, and harmonious. If you speak negatively to the water or write a label on the glass with words like HATE or KILL, the crystals that appear when frozen are literally deformed, asymmetrical, and have a violent, broken appearance to them. Words and thought carry vibration. Because we are made of 70% water, our bodies react in the same exact way as the ice crystals in the experiment! If you think hateful thoughts toward yourself every time you look in the mirror, your body will continue to stay in a state of dis-ease or dis-harmony. Subconsciously, you will make choices that affirm this self-hatred and your body image will reflect that silent abuse. If you begin to speak to yourself with more gentle, loving thoughts, things begin to shift.
If you are unhappy with your weight, start appreciating the parts of your body that you love. Start with your eyes, your smile, or your hands. Appreciate all the miraculous things your body does on its own, like heal a wound or beat your heart. When you shift your mind from negative self-talk to self-loving thoughts and gratitude, you subconsciously make less sabotaging and harmful choices. Your body will naturally start shifting back to its ideal weight because you subconsciously start making healthier choices. Now, you might not wake up in two weeks and see Elle Macpherson in the mirror. But be patient and keep up the self-love. Your body will begin to shed the extra weight that you have held onto because of sabotaging behaviors stemming from harsh self-criticism and abusive self talk. I have applied this lesson in the last year and I can honestly say that once I started speaking to myself in a more gentle, loving way, that extra protective layer just melted away.
Think of your best friend. Would you speak to your best friend as harshly as you speak to yourself? Try being supportive and kind to yourself. If you think about it, your body IS your best friend. To the end.