POSITIVE THINKING WORKS TO BOLSTER YOUR WEIGHTS-LOSS EFFORTS! POP STAR LILY ALLEN IS SAID TO HAVE DROPPED FROM SIZE 12 TO 8 AFTER HYPNOTHERAPY, WHICH SHE SAYS REPROGRAMMED HER BRAIN TO ENJOY HEALTHY FOOD AND THE GYM! HERE ARE SOME BRAIN-RETRAIN TIPS TO TRY
Every time you catch yourself saying something not-so-nice about your body, jot down a compliment and say it aloud to yourself 10 times, says Margo Maine, a body image expert and author of The Body Myth.
Trick Your Brain.
Hypnotherapist Ursula James says to think of a favourite non-food smell (like perfume, flower or sea breeze) and imagine breathing it in deeply for a few seconds. This triggers the brain to feel satisfied so you don't keep thinking about food.
Stress can mess up your weight in two ways. First, tension and anxiety raise cortisol levels, the hormone that encourages your body to store belly fat. Secondly, we often seek comfort in food that's high in crabs and calories when we're feeling frazzled. That's a double-whammy on your body, girls! to ease tension, try doing something that'll take your mind off the matter and food; for instance, bicycling, drawing or Facebooking!.
Rate Your Hunger Levels.
Feeling famished? Imagine a scale from one to five. One being not hungry and five famished. Don't confuse feeling peckish with hunger. If you feel it;s a tour, you need to fill your tummy!