One key technique to losing weight is to use the power of your mind. This means resetting the image you have in your mind of your body and you. The aim is to find things in nature that parallel things in your own life. Consider the humble acorn, a small nut with a funny cover as a hat that, all in all, is about half the size of your thumb.
Yet this acorn is destined, given the right conditions of soil, sunlight and water, to grow into a huge beautiful oak tree. All that beauty is packed into the tiny acorn.
How does this relate to you? Given the right conditions of clean and healthy food, your body is destined to grow and develop into a vibrant energetic being. Yes, your destiny is to be full of vitality and health, to have energy flowing through you as if all your lights are on. Remember what a little baby looks like when it is an infant. It comes into the world perfect. It is the right weight and has just the right amount of everything. That shouldn’t ever change. If we give ourselves the right conditions, we are destined to thrive.
Your body is always working towards healing. When you have a cut, the blood clots and the skin knits together, all on its own. When you break a bone, the bone knits together and heals. When you injure your body with all different chemicals from foods, your liver cleanses the blood and separates these chemicals to be removed from your body. When you eat foods that injure you, like clogging your blood vessels or damaging different organs, your body has processes like inflammation that is a signal to you that something is wrong. No matter how much you damage your body, as soon as you give it the right conditions, healing takes place. So much of the body’s power to heal has been scientifically documented. Take Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, who describes this process in his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. He proved the wonders of our body with his research on patients with extreme heart disease. He started with a group who had already had several cardiac events and had been given the countdown by the medical community. He took these patients and guided them on a very strict plant based diet. All of them who remained compliant healed the damage done to their arteries. They effectively reversed their heart disease and went on to live healthy and happy lives. All of these patients had been told by their doctors that there was nothing more that could be done for them. This is testament to the wonderful healing mechanisms that you naturally have in your body.
So how does this help you lose weight? Take this promise from nature and internalize it. Cherish your body and know that it is conspiring for your good and working towards your best all the time. Take a few minutes out of your day each morning to visualize the wonders of your beautiful body. Claim your right to be healthy and thin. See yourself as your body is created to be. Your destiny is to be at the perfect weight for your body, and if you give it the right conditions, it will respond in kind and give you an agile, healthy and vibrant body. Clean food as close to the way you get it in nature is the key to healing your body and losing those unwanted pounds which weigh you down and rob you of your energy and vitality. Give your body the right conditions and give yourself a new lease on life. Keep that beautiful image of the acorn and the oak tree in mind and know that your body has as the same potential to grow from a baby into a healthy vibrant adult, but it must be given the right conditions.
Incorporate this technique into your daily morning routine. Take 5 minutes each day to visualize your naturally beautiful self. Give thanks to your body that is conspiring for your best. See yourself thin and healthy as you are designed to be. Give thanks for the wonderful foods you find in nature that nourish and make sure you are physically all that you can be. Then take the practical steps of making the necessary changes and trying out all those great recipes that will take you to your goal.