Think Yourself Thin?

Think Yourself Thin?

I’ve been a fan of Lucy Beale, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Weight Loss, for a long time. I attended one of her seminars and was quite impressed, not only with her philosophy on maintaining healthy weight and a healthy body, but with how great she looks.

One thing Lucy encourages people to do is to “think like a thin person.”

Does mind over matter or mind over body really work?

For me, this can play out in two ways.

One is to be constantly asking yourself, “What would a thin person do if they were in this situation?”

For example, if you’re at a potluck dinner, say, “What (or how much) would a thin person put on his or her plate?” Or, if you set your alarm to wake early to exercise, but when it goes off, you just want to hit the snooze button in order to sleep until the last possible minute, ask yourself, “What would a thin person do?”

In most instances, you already know the answer. The trick is, after you ask the question and confirm the answer, acting on it.

As one of my personal training clients, Ginger, says, “Just Do It.” (I think she got that somewhere else).

Of course, it’s easier said than done. But it’s the done part of it that is one of the layers you’ll put into place in your foundation of healthy living.

So, what’s the second way thinking yourself thin can play out?

Tune in tomorrow and we’ll talk about it.

Healthfully yours, Kathi Peters