You’re on a diet. You’re trying hard not to take that piece of candy, or drink that glass of wine, or eat that bag of chips. It’s so hard to be motivated to lose weight and stick with the diet. You struggle as you walk past the refrigerator, knowing that beyond those hallowed doors lie treasures that you dream of. And you know that even if you take “just one bite”, you’ll be cheating.
From our earliest childhood we’ve been told that cheating is wrong, cheating is bad, cheating is unacceptable. You grew up playing games that had rules and if you broke the rules, you were a cheater. No one liked a cheater and no one wanted to play with a cheater. If you cheated and got caught, you’d be singled-out, punished, and alone.
“Cheaters Never Prosper”
Fast forward to your present life. You hear about people who cheat on their taxes and receive heavy penalties and fines. You read about CEO’s and executives in corporations who get caught cheating the company and go to prison. You hear about husbands or wives who cheat on their spouse, and the outcome is often divorce. You’ve probably even heard of famous sports figures who have cheated by throwing a game and losing on purpose, and when caught, they lose their right to play the game.
All of these “cheaters” have fallen into some sort of moral or ethical lapse. They’ve crossed the line into a different world of values and beliefs.
Ok. You’re on a diet or exercise program or health regime and that chocolate chip cookie, or ice cream, or chips, or glass of wine beckons to you and you answer the call. You take a bite… or two, or perhaps you “eat the whole enchilada.” And then you call yourself a “cheater.” You put yourself in the same category as tax evaders, adulterers, crooked politicians and the like. You might as well just take yourself down to the county jail and turn yourself in.
Get Real! Why would you want to call yourself a cheater? You’re not in the same league as the real “cheaters” – – in fact, you’re not even in the same game!
Stop calling it cheating! Simply say, “I ate a cookie today,” or “I had a bowl of ice cream,” or “I ate the whole bag of chips,” and then get back on track, feel good about who you are and the direction you’re moving in toward good health and a fit body. Let go of the guilt and self incrimination! Focus on what you did that day that was positive, on target and let go of the rest. You’re not a cheater – you are simply someone who is on a diet or weight loss program, and, you ate a cookie.
And if what you’re missing in your diet plan is motivation, hypnosis can help you. Hypnosis can give you the motivation to lose weight, and the determination to stick with the diet when all else fails. You can do this! You can lose weight with hypnosis and your weight loss diet plan.