Some Tips on Weight Release
Use positive words of reinforcement
You probably know why I use the word
"release" ! You don't? Well what do you do when you lose something ...
anything? Yes, that's right, "find it again"! So the weight loss industry is
self perpetuating - you lose a few kilos and then find it again. What I say is
that the "Weight Release" industry is the best one ... let it go ... released!
So I class "lose" as a negative word - one that you can avoid. Remember the
work of Professor Roger Sperry, (who in 1981 won the Nobel Prize for identifying
the functions of the Left and Right Brain) he proved (prior to 1981) that
negative thoughts attract negative thoughts, which leads to negative action and
negative reaction. We have over 60,000 thoughts a day, so let's be aware of
them and keep them positive.
A Good Question
When you tell yourself, or know, that you want to release some weight, always
ask yourself those questions:
* Is weight the main issue in my life? or,
* What is the real cause of me being overweight? or
* What causes me to eat to excess?
You see, often someone may work on weight release, which might actually be the
result of a deeper issue. It's only when we work on the deeper issue first that
we will have a better effect on both our mind and body and thus our overall
A typical example that can lead to craving food is a lack of self esteem,
when in our mind we could use food either as a "reward" or for "protection".
Consider the thought "I've been good - I deserve a chocolate" (which often
stems from habits formed during childhood) and challenge this thought with "Is
this type of food helping me?" or "Am I treating my body with respect, like a
temple, when I eat chocolates?" In other words, is it truly a reward?
Obviously it is not, so we need to change the thought.
Eating food for "protection" can be a little more complicated. Automatic
thoughts (habits) such as "Nobody wants me" or " I don't deserve anyone"
often manifest in automatic eating, which will cause fatness, which in turn
gives the mind a good reason as to why "nobody wants me". Another scenario can
be when somebody has been abused sexually, and although it may have been a while
ago, perhaps in a long ago childhood, the psychological damage is done. What
can happen in this example is that someone may overeat to the extent of making
their body unattractive so that there is no risk of further abuse. Self worth
is the real challenge here and can be improved using my meditation CD Peaceful
Place no 10 - Self Worth and Self Confidence.
Frustration and anger can be additional causes of overeating. When the habit
is formed it can often be a challenge to recognise it, mainly because it is
automatic. A good friend can be a great help just by asking them to give you
feedback about your habits and behaviour. It may not be easy to recognise other
reasons why we eat to excess or just "head for food automatically", reasons such
as escape from reality, comfort or quelling fears ... and I am sure there are
more. My meditation CD No 9 - Letting Go Anger will help change this negative
Aspects of Weight Release
When we have determined that now is the time to take action with food itself,
there are some interesting considerations. One is that during the process of
eating it takes about 20 minutes for the signal that you are "full" to go from
the mouth to the stomach to the brain. So think about this ... if you eat until
you are "full" then you have over eaten for 20 minutes. These are some of the
new habits to form which really help:
* Concentrate on your food ... reading and eating automatically does not help
* Sit down whilst you eat
* Put your eating utensils down between each mouthful
* Chew your food until it is liquid before you swallow.
Our metabolic rate slows down as we get older. Canadian research has shown
that the hypothalamus gland is connected to our metabolic rate. During
meditation we can imagine that it is a control knob inside our limbic brain. We
can imagine turning down this knob so that our metabolic rate will go up about
500 calories per day. That's worthwhile doing! This is all covered in my Weight
Release CD - Peaceful Place No 8.
Goals and Meditation
Having a written goal is a key point in any weight release program. I
believe that the most effective goal is one as simple as "I love weighing
........" and you put in the number of kilos, "by .........." and you insert
the date which is in 3 months time. One kilo a week is a good aim and give
yourself a week or so for your mind to start accepting the goal. This means
that your 3 month target is not more than 11 kilos lighter than you are now. If
you then have more weight that you want to release, after a couple of months
adjust your goal weight and the date. Other components of doing the goal in the
subconscious mind, which include having WIIFMs (reasons for your goal), are
visualisation of the outcome and super-charging the goal with positive emotion
to indelibly imprint the goal into your subconscious mind. These are all
important aspects which I have written about in previous E-Reports.
I believe that the meditation process is the most efficient way of forming
new habits ... without creating stress. My CD number 8 from the Peaceful Place
Series titled "Weight Release" incorporates the goal, the metabolic rate, new
habits, visualisation and emotion. It takes about 20 minutes. I suggest you do
this 2 to 3 times a day for a month and then once a day. It's great for
releasing stress as well. Is this a big commitment? Sure ... and you're worth
Signals that the Meditation is Working
Never force yourself ... that's willpower and it causes stress. You are
expanding your subconscious mind (your Comfort Zone) with new habits during
meditation and then you step into the expanded part. This way you achieve
Signals that you will receive to keep you on track are thoughts such as "I
should be sitting down to eat" or "I need to chew my food thoroughly before
swallowing" or "Eat slower" or "Don't read" or "Put my knife and fork down
between bites" or "Leave a little bit of food on the plate" or "I won't
serve myself as much" or "I'm treating my body like a temple" or "Chocolate
tastes like something really awful ... the worst I can think of ... ugh!" As
soon as you receive these signals, take action and act on them. Doing does it!
And then ... Congratulate yourself! Give yourself a pat on the back.
Here's a great way of setting up achievement. Buy some clothes a few sizes
smaller than what you presently are. Have them where you can see them. In your
meditation visualise yourself wearing them. You'll feel great.
Words on Food, Exercise and my Personal Experience
In 2005 I spent two months in USA with my wife Sandra and my son Andrew. I
over-ate and ... my "excuse" was that I kept my son company! I put on about 8
kilos. The moment that I came back to Australia I was determined to release 14
kilos. My diet was already fairly healthy and I do sit down, eat slowly, etc...
so I needed to take additional action.
I resolved to eat extremely healthily and treat my body as a temple and use
goals and meditation. The action I took with food was to cut out the bad
carbohydrates including sugars from my diet. I was a chocoholic, so now
chocolates have gone (none in the last year) and I cut out all breads, cakes,
biscuits, cheese (except for cottage cheese), milk (I drink soy milk), ice
cream, cream (actually most dairy and I do eat non-fat plain yoghurt), potatoes
(except sweet potato). I do eat a lot of fruit, vegetables, salads and fish. I
found it easy to release the 14 kilos and it was gone in 3 months which included
Christmas, and yes I do drink light beer and wine reasonably frequently. There
is a book out that I have been hearing about which is the CSIRO Diet (you can
google it for more information) and basically it is what I have been following
(above). (No, I didn't read the book or study the CSIRO diet ... I've just
heard about it).
Exercise is always important. Walking is great. The theory is that you
release weight through burning it in the muscles. I find that exercise is great
for self esteem, for being clear headed and to generally make you feel good. I
do a regimen of 3 light weights every day, which exercise all parts of the body
- chest, back, shoulders, arms, legs and stomach. It's half an hour every day,
including warm-up and cool down and I know that this keeps my body toned.
So, please pass this information on to anyone
you think it may help, because today releasing weight is one of life's main
challenges. I believe that no matter what system you use, or what diet you
follow, if you haven't made the changes within your subconscious mind then
weight release is difficult to achieve and remember my weight release meditation
will enhance any system.
I urge you to read the success stories below.
I first did your seminar some years
ago with the main goal to release weight. I was at a stage where I
thought I would never be able to be anything less than what I was
after trying unsuccessfully every diet known to man. I was never
thin and was always a big person, so maybe I was meant to be like
that. After doing your seminar I played the Weight Release tape for
about 4 weeks and nothing happened.
I was just starting to think maybe this was never meant to be. That
weekend I had an argument with my sister. I stopped and thought about
what had happened and what was said and how negative it all was and how
negatively I had been talking to myself as well as letting other
negative people influence my self talk. That was when I really started
to listen to the Weight Release tape. And my weight just started
dropping off. First of all I released 20 kg. and couldn’t believe it –
I was really on my way. It stabilised at that for a while, but I kept
at it and another 20 kg released. Wow! That was great. Ever since then
I have changed the way I have spoken to myself and to date I have
released 70 kg – yes, that is right – 70 kg! Can you believe it – that
is more than I weigh now.
I now wear a size 8 jeans and I
never thought those words would come out of my mouth. When I go to get
new clothes I can’t believe that I have to start at a small size as I
used to always go to the end of the rack to see what was the largest
size they had. I still have to pinch myself sometimes – I just can’t
believe it. It’s all about the way you talk to yourself and I would
never have been able to do this without you – so thank you very much. I
know if I can do this, anyone can. Change the way you talk to yourself
and others. If I could say one thing, it would be to get a tape or CD
and listen to it – really listen to it and think about how you talk to
yourself and what you believe about yourself. When people ask me how
much weight I have lost I always say – I have not lost a thing! Because
I don’t want it back … I have RELEASED IT !!! Let it go, don’t hang on
to it – it can be done – it HAS been done!! Thank you so much Sandy –
with great appreciation (I have enclosed a before and after photo).
Helen Whiticker, NSW
had been a fairly heavy smoker (30 a day) for 27 years. I did not
make a big deal about the smoking as a goal, but it was there in the
background the whole time. On the Wednesday following the seminar I
had my last cigarette after dinner. Very cool, no fuss - I just KNEW
it was my last cigarette. A week later I still had no urge to smoke
(just a feeling of "what's missing?" I haven't been irritable or
cranky (haven't beaten the kids once!) and I feel just great and not
a little pleased with myself. I went on and applied the techniques
to releasing weight. I released 5 stone (that's 31 kilos) - my self
esteem soared, relationships improved - you can just imagine all the
great effects can't you? I feel just great! Julie Van den
much has happened during 12 months of my life when I felt everything
had ground to a halt and there was no hope of anything changing. I
was trying to recover from a major depression, I weighed 12 stone,
my marriage was in a bad state and I felt I had no future.
I decided to try the methods you taught even though I was a
little sceptical. The goal I set at the seminar was about releasing
weight. Now 12 months later, I'm 3 stone lighter. As the weight
began to go, I started using Alpha to get through difficult day to
day situations and to relax in general. As I became more relaxed, I
was able to think more clearly about what I wanted and started to
set and achieve goals.
I don't want it to sound like the CALM Seminar instantly
solved all my problems. I still battle depression on a daily basis
and my marriage, though much more secure and happy, still has
problems. The greatest difference is that now these 'problems' don't
totally overwhelm me. I feel I have the tools I need to tap into my
own power and deal with things as they happen. I can see that things
can change and that I now have the power to change the way I act and
feel when confronted by problems. Instead of problems running my
life, I feel in control again and therefore have a future.
Thank you Sandy Erika Gelzinnis, NSW
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