Want to decrease your appetite?
Here's the bottom line - successful and permanent weight loss comes from decreasing and regulating your appetite. Regardless of what "diet" you are following or how you are trying to lose weight, if your appetite doesn't decrease, you're either not going to be able to keep the weight off, or be miserable because you feel starved and wanting to eat more.
Weight loss is extremely easy when your appetite is decreased. Right?!? (It's pretty easy to lose weight when you have the stomach flu...you lose your appetite.)
Weight loss is more challenging when your appetite is increased.
Your appetite is like a light switch. Sometimes it is all the way on (like when you feel famished), and sometimes all the way off (like when you have the stomach flu). Usually though, it's like a dimmer switch...sliding up and down.
But...(and here's a *light-bulb moment*, you will understand why so many previous attempts of weight loss have failed for you)...
**Your appetite is something you cannot control.**
Women write me all the time, communicating guilt and shame for their insatiable appetites, like they've done something wrong. It breaks my heart.
Because they haven't done anything wrong.
You are not in control of your appetite. So an increased appetite is never your fault.
**Appetite is controlled by the brain.**
Whether your appetite is increased or decreased, it's controlled by your brain, not you. (Proof is in the stomach flu...if your stomach is empty and you're even physically hungry, when you have the stomach flu...you don't want to eat. Because your appetite gets turned off by your brain.)
Here are some of the mental, emotional and physical factors that affect your appetite.
The top 10 (plus 2 bonus!) mental, emotional and physical factors that cause the brain to increase the appetite:
You cannot control your appetite.
So quit trying. All that trying actually increases your appetite! So seriously, stop trying!! Relax! :)
It's time to stop blaming yourself for what you cannot control.
What can you control? Your decisions.
Focus on the factors that decrease your appetite. This makes weight loss a lot easier.
The top 10 (plus 2 bonus!) mental, emotional and physical factors that cause the brain to decrease the appetite:
It won't happen over night, but slowly, the dimmer switch in your brain will start to come down and become more regulated. You'll be creating new patterns in the brain, new habits. And the brain will start to follow these patterns. The more you do these things, the more your appetite is controlled.
Your decisions are the only thing you can control.
If you want true, permanent weight loss, find a process that enables you to control your decisions...I'm not talking about "white-knuckling" your way through a diet. I'm talking about being able to make decisions that are kind, gentle and easy with yourself...not a "kick your butt" mentality.
It's time to stop blaming yourself for what you cannot control. The only thing you can control are the decisions you make.
Our process ultimately decreases and regulates your appetite, bringing that dimmer switch right in the middle and keeps it regulated. There may still be times of ups and downs, but they're not drastic, and this gentle variance is a regulated appetite.
The Losing Coach® process trains the brain and heals the heart, enabling you to control your decisions so you can get the weight loss you desire.
You can start this process immediately with Online Coaching. I want to help you. It's my passion to help women lose weight. Let me show you how to lose weight simply, permanently and in a healthy way...without dieting, products or a menu. It's this way...
Do you have things that motivate you? Those big events you're going to attend that make you want to lose weight? The upcoming weddings, the vacations, the reunions? These things can be great motivators to help propel us forward.
Then we soon discover...those events...they come and then they go.
Like riding a roller coaster, with its ups and downs, the comings and goings of motivations can leave us feeling vulnerable to failure. It's like just as soon as we reach a new height, we plunge, because that event is over.
That's because we've had it drilled into us that motivation is the key...but it's not.
It's never about motivation, it's about determination.
Motivations come and go. Accomplishments comes from determination. What are you determined to do?
What you are determined to do is what you will actually accomplish.
With determination, you pick up a cause. Whatever that cause is.
If you want to lose weight, you have your own cause of weight loss. And with any cause, sabotage can undermine it. Sabotage is defined as "any undermining of a cause." That's why when a woman eats too much, she knows that undermines her weight loss efforts, so she will often use the word "sabotage." She speaks often of self-sabotage.
Have you ever felt like you are sabotaging yourself? Do you know why? Why would you purposefully try to sabotage your own efforts to lose weight...especially when you were motivated at one time? Or why you would even try to create a weight gain?
Because of an unconscious belief that has been directing your thoughts and actions. You are leading yourself in the direction of the belief you picked up in your past that you don't matter. You have unconsciously accepted that belief as truth. It's no one's fault that this happened...especially not yours. It happened unconsciously.
But once you see that you are undermining your own efforts and desires, you have become aware of that unconscious programming. You have actually "awakened", you're conscious of this belief, and that it's been directing your thoughts and actions. So now you can take different action; you can get back in the driver's seat and intentionally decide to believe something different. You can change your beliefs. Beliefs are just thoughts that you've thought over and over so many times you've come to accept them as truth.
What do you want to believe?
I encourage you to believe that YOU DO matter and what YOU want DOES matter. Think about this, remind yourself of this, over and over again. Repeat it to yourself over, and over again. And while you're doing that, have compassion and patience for yourself in the learning-curve. Like you would for a child who was once abused, and now in a place of love and safety...you'd have patience and compassion for that child while she learns her new reality is one of love and safety. Eventually, you will come to accept it as truth. And your actions will follow suit.
This is LOVE in action.
I know how to help you succeed at weight loss, permanently. It's this way...
Contact me today for help.
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.