The Nine Common Thinking Traps That Will Sabotage Your Weight Loss

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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Enjoy!
~Warmly,
Robin

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