By Kathryn Corbin
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” – Erma Bombeck
You know the drill. Every year, you overeat from Thanksgiving to New Year’s and you gain weight. How would you like to change all that this holiday season? How would you like to be able to enjoy all the holiday goodies and actually lose weight rather than gain? Sounds impossible, right? Well, read on.
Think Your Way to Your Ideal Body Weight. In the book, As a Man Thinketh, James Allen states that “the body is the servant of the mind.” This means that your thoughts create your body. If your thoughts have created the body you now have, then it follows that your thoughts can create the body you would like to have. You can actually think your way to your ideal body weight.
Every cell in your body is affected by your thoughts. More and more scientists agree that we create our physical condition through our thoughts, which means that you can think yourself thin or think yourself fat. Here’s a bold statement – it’s not food that makes you fat or thin – it’s your thoughts. The body conforms to the expectations, attitudes, and beliefs of the mind. This applies to all physical conditions including health, appearance and weight.
Your body creates in accordance with the instructions it receives from you mind. So, as you begin to tell your body what you expect from it, your body will begin to behave accordingly. When you consciously choose your thoughts, you can consciously choose your body. So how do you choose your thoughts?
Choose Your Thoughts with Affirmations. The best way to choose your thoughts is with Affirmations. Although you may not completely believe them when you first start saying them, repetition of affirmations leads to belief. And belief leads to physical manifestation. The most important thing to remember about affirmations is to say them with feeling. As you repeat these affirmations, let yourself sink deeply into the feeling behind the statement. Try the following affirmations or make up some of your own:
- I am thin and attractive.
- I am strong and healthy.
- I can eat whatever I like and stay thin.
- I take my time and enjoy every bite of food.
- My metabolism increases and my appetite decreases.
- My magnificent body processes the foods I eat so that everything I eat is burned up as fuel rather than stored as fat.
- My body responds to the instructions I give it.
- I’m so happy and grateful now to be at my ideal body weight.
- Whatever I eat, my body extracts the nutrition I need for energy and strength and life force and health.
- I love and appreciate my body.
- I feel happy and light.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry. Repeat these powerful affirmations throughout the day, especially as you are waking up in the morning and as you are drifting off to sleep at night. As you program your mind and body with affirmations, you will find that you can eat whatever you like with impunity. So, have fun this holiday season. Eat, Drink and Be Merry – knowing that you are in control of your body.
Kathryn Corbin is a Law of Attraction Life Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her two ebooks – Dining at the Cosmic Cafe: How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire as well as Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction http://www.goldstarcoaching.com/tgt.html – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, check out her books, and subscribe to her free ezine, Magical Musings, visit http://www.goldstarcoaching.com/