Do you feel like you’re stuck at your current weight because you may be hypnotizing yourself to stay there? Your internal dialogue and the way you speak to yourself play a significant role in controlling the reality that you see, and ultimately, your weight. You may have various voices in your head, such as a parent, boss, or friend voice, that impact your behavior. If you want to lose weight, the voice in your mind that beats you up and cracks a whip to keep you on track may not be the most effective. Instead, try to develop a new voice that is more kind, supportive, and encouraging. This new voice will help you learn and practice how to eat well and think like a thin person, which takes practice, effort, evolution, and growth.
Is it possible that you’re hypnotizing yourself right now to be at the weight that you’re currently living at, and that it is this process of hypnotizing yourself that is keeping you stuck at the weight you’re at and preventing you from getting to your goal weight? I believe it’s true, and I want to explain it a little bit more detail so that you can not only start using hypnosis to change your weight but so that you can start understanding hypnosis so you can see what you’re currently doing to yourself to keep yourself at the weight you’re at.
So, the first thing we want to recognize is that you have a thing called an internal dialogue. You know that voice in your head where you’re always talking to yourself? That’s your internal dialogue, and so hypnotists always say that people are their best or worst hypnotist because this voice is constantly in your head, literally hypnotizing you. And so you may think of it as just an internal running dialogue that goes on all day long, but the words that you’re using, the way which you speak to yourself, create feelings in your body and they control the reality that you see, and ultimately that is what’s dictating your weight, probably even more than your hormones or your physical body. It’s that impactful.
So, I want to break it down a little bit more. Once you recognize that you have an internal dialogue, you have this voice where you’re talking to yourself, we can go a little more in-depth with that because you actually have a few voices that you talk to yourself in. And so, yes, to some degree, you are a multiple personality person, we all are. And so, you may have a parent voice in there, you may have a boss voice, you may have a friend voice, you should have all these different voices in there, and they’re all impacting how you behave.
It’s understanding how these voices are inner Bob and it’s understanding what these voices are and how they impact you that I believe will give you the most control over your weight. So, when you want to lose weight, there’s a very good chance that the voice that starts to take over in your mind is a voice that is very authoritative and telling you what you can and can’t do. And when you don’t do the right things, it beats you up. And so, you have this voice that’s trying to drive you to make the right food choices. However, this voice is not very good at getting you the results that you want, right?
And so, a lot of times, if you think about your weight loss that you’ve achieved any sort of results in the past, it’s usually this very intense situation where you have this voice, almost, you know, cracking a whip on you, keeping you on track. And, again, when you get off track, it beats you up, but that is probably how you’ve gotten results in the past, right? This voice is cracking the whip, keeping you on track.
And so, how do you approach this in a different way? Because this voice, it is good at getting you started at something and doing something, but it’s not very good in helping you achieve the success that you can achieve because this beating you up, this cracking this whip is a very unpleasant, unhelpful way to try and change your behaviors. And ultimately, there’s no room for growth or improvement or evolution within this paradigm because this voice just says, you either do things right, and when you do things wrong, it’s because you’re a bad person, you need to be punished.
Well, I think a better way to approach this is that you start creating a new voice in your head, one that is more kind, supportive, and encouraging. So when you make mistakes, this voice says, “Okay, what happened there? Let’s see what’s going on. It’s not because you’re a bad person. You’ve had this habit of eating at night for the last 20 years, so of course, it’s not going to change instantly. Let’s think about what happened and what we could do better the next time around.”
You see, when you start to develop this sort of voice in your head, it is much more effective for helping you lose weight. Because the reason that you’re not losing weight is not because you know what to do and just need to get yourself to do it. That’s that old paradigm of needing that whip cracked on you. It’s more that you don’t know what to do, and you need to learn and practice how to do it. You technically know you should eat better, but that means almost nothing. That’s like if I want to play the piano I’ve never played, and I said, “I know how to play piano. I just need to hit the right keys at the right time in the right order.” Well, that doesn’t describe anything.
And at the end of the day, what’s going to allow them to play the piano is how much time I spend practicing on it. And it’s the same thing with your weight. So when you start to approach your weight as something that you need to practice, you need to practice eating well. You need to, in order to eat well, practice having the right foods there when you’re ready to be hungry and ready to eat. And so a lot of times, there’s a lot more to eating well than just being able to make a decision in the moment. It’s something that you develop. It’s like learning a language. It’s like learning a musical instrument. Your ability to think like a thin person and act like a thin person takes practice, effort, evolution, and growth.
And so the voice that you want to have guiding you along that process, the more supportive and encouraging it is, typically the faster the results are going to be. Because again, if we take it and put this in a different scenario, if you want to learn the piano and you know you had this teacher and every time you made a mistake, they snapped your hands with a ruler, how long would you want to do that for, right? How much would you improve? You know, probably not much. And so when you have an encouraging teacher who understands you’re going to make mistakes and is prepared for them and knows how to kind of move you over the different challenges that you’re going to face, that becomes a much more effective voice to help you get to where you want to go.
So this is something you have to take into account, and so the first step is recognizing it, right? You can’t just listen to this video and be like, “Okay, now I’m going to be supportive and encouraging with myself.” You see, even developing this encouraging voice is like learning another language. So it’s not about, “Oh, I know I should be more encouraging, that’s what I’m going to do.” Because you have your old habits and behaviors of beating yourself up to motivate yourself. And so the first step is realizing that voice really doesn’t work. It’s not helpful, even though you think it is. And as it starts to dawn on you that this voice is not helpful, I really do need a more encouraging, supportive voice inside my head guiding me along this process, then you start developing it. And you build it up just like you would learn another language almost.
I know that may sound silly, but that’s a much more accurate way to approach it than thinking that just because I know I should be more encouraging and supportive, then that’s just what I’m going to do. Now, knowledge and behavior are two separate things, and that gets to the core of this process.
You’ve approached weight loss like just because you know what you should do, you should just do it. There’s no respect for all of your habits and the routines and the way you’ve been living and thinking for the last 20-30 years. Okay, so this is much more of a process of training yourself, practicing to be healthy, creating a lifestyle, thought patterns, habits, behaviors, eating strategies that keep you thin and healthy at the goal weight that you want to live at.
And it takes practice. So again, it comes down to what voice do you want guiding you along that process, and which one do you think is going to be most effective? So take some time and think about it, start paying attention to the voice that’s already in your head. Right, I’m not saying this and making it happen. I’m pointing out something that’s been going on your entire life and will continue your entire life. You will constantly be in your head, talking to yourself.
So start paying attention to how you speak to yourself and start thinking about which voice is going to guide you in the right direction, that’s going to give you the results that you want.