What if the act of dieting was a skill that needs to be learned? What if we could be taught how to think thin? I don’t mean learning what to eat – I mean learning how to think about what to eat! After all, we don’t expect to hit a golf ball straight down the fairway the first time – there are skills we must first learn. Yet with diets, we don’t think of it as a skill, and we chastise ourselves, and even berate ourselves when we slip up or don’t stick to a plan. Trust me, I don’t need anyone to give me grief about a bad eating episode – I’ve got the beat-myself-up-because-I-ate-that technique down to a science. But the truth is, this kind of thinking is counter- productive. Can you imagine an Olympic athlete with a coach that berated every mistake? And yet, so many of us have those little coaches in our heads doing just that.
On the other hand, we seem also to have what I call the “mental munchie monster” in our heads saying things like:
“Eating just this one thing won’t matter.” Or,
I should eat this because it’s been a tough day and I deserve it!” Or,
“I’m upset. I need to eat. I can have it just this once.”
Obviously, this kind of thinking is equally counter-productive which leads to self-berating in the aftermath; it becomes a vicious cycle.
Dr. Judith Beck, Cognitive Therapist at the Beck Institute says: “People who struggle with weight have a mindset that sabotages their efforts.”
The good news is there are tools we can use to change this and that requires learning how to think thin.
I’ve always thought that people who are successful, with their weight or even in life, have a productive mindset – a different way of thinking and a different way of talking to themselves in a meaningful way. They have the ability to make themselves do what they know they need to do. And that really is one of the main keys to success in anything. For our purposes, what we need to learn is how to think like a thin person.
I have been training in Cognitive Therapy as it pertains to weight loss and I know from personal experience that this works. What’s needed:
- A good diet program[su_icon icon=”icon: check” background=”#FFFFFF” color=”#ef8a1d” text_color=”#000000″ size=”16″ shape_size=”4″ margin=”0px 0px 0px 0px”][/su_icon]
- A knowledgeable coach[su_icon icon=”icon: check” background=”#FFFFFF” color=”#ef8a1d” text_color=”#000000″ size=”16″ shape_size=”4″ margin=”0px 0px 0px 0px”][/su_icon]
- A step-by-step method of accessing a productive way of thinking[su_icon icon=”icon: check” background=”#FFFFFF” color=”#ef8a1d” text_color=”#000000″ size=”16″ shape_size=”4″ margin=”0px 0px 0px 0px”][/su_icon] (FINALLY!)
Starting this Fall we will be launching a new adjunct to the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method:
THE ART OF A THINKING THIN
This program is for anyone who needs extra support in sticking to ANY weight loss program. Of course, you know which method I prefer, but I have always said, no method works for all people.
Who will benefit from this program:
- Phase 1 dieters who are having trouble sticking to the protocol
- Phase 3 dieters who are concerned about regaining weight
- Phase 4 dieters who are struggling with maintenance
- Tune up or restart dieters who need extra motivation the second time around
- Anyone looking to lose weight regardless of the weight loss method they choose.
There are few things in life we can control, but the one thing we can always control is how we think! The way we think controls how we feel and what we do. So, if we change the way we think and the way we talk to ourselves, we can change our lives and learn how to think thin.