The Nine Common Thinking Traps That Will Sabotage Your Weight LossPosted by Robin Hart on Aug 20, 2012 in Benefits, Brain, CDs, Customized CD, Empower, Hypnosis, MP3, NLP, Subconscious mind, Sugar Addiction, Thoughts, Weight Loss | 0 comments
Weight has been an issue for many of us over the years. It is a journey close to my heart. I started gaining weight at age 16. I discovered years later that there were underlying issues that contributed to my struggle. Hypnosis, NLP and Rapid Eye are wonderful tools to heal the deeper cause. I started using these modalities with my mentor over 23 years ago. Over the last 14 years or so I have helped many of my clients clear the triggers related to weight issues of any kind. Check out my CD’s and MP3’s on these topics.
In Dr. Judith Beck’s book “The Beck Diet Solution” she discuss that weight loss has just as much to do with the way one thinks about food as the food itself. Here she covers the nine common thinking traps that will sabotage your weight loss:
#1 – ALL OR NOTHING THINKING
You see things in only two categories and ignore the fact that there is a middle ground.
SOUNDS LIKE: “I’m either successful at dieting or I’m a failure.”
#2 – OVERLY NEGATIVE FUTURE PREDICTION
You predict the future in an overly pessimistic way without considering other possible outcomes.
SOUNDS LIKE: “Since I didn’t lose weight this week, I’ll never be able to lose weight.”
#3 – OVERLY POSITIVE FUTURE PREDICTION
You predict the future in an overly optimistic way without considering other possible outcomes.
SOUNDS LIKE: “I’ll be able to eat these cookies that I’m craving and then stop.”
#4 – EMOTIONAL REASONING
Drawing conclusions about the nature of the world based on your emotional state.
SOUNDS LIKE: “I feel so angry about eating that ice cream – I must really be a failure.”
#5 – MIND READING
You’re sure you know what others are thinking, and you expect them to know what you’re thinking.
SOUNDS LIKE: ”My co-worker will think I’m rude if I don’t eat that cake she brought for her birthday.”
#6 – SELF-DELUDING THINKING
You rationalize by telling yourself something that you really wouldn’t believe at other times.
SOUNDS LIKE: “If I eat this cake on my birthday, then the calories don’t count.”
#7 – RULES THAT DON’T HELP
Mandating actions without taking circumstances into consideration.
SOUNDS LIKE: “I can’t inconvenience my kids by removing all of the junk food in the house.”
#8 – JUSTIFICATION
You connect unrelated concepts to justify your eating.
SOUNDS LIKE: “I deserve to eat this because I’m tired and stressed out.”
#9 – EXAGGERATED THINKING
You blow a situation out of proportion.
SOUNDS LIKE: “I have no willpower.”
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