By Hugh B. Sanders
How could a diet possible help change a habit pattern that has
been causing grief for years? It is because the Subconscious Diet:
Itï¿½s not what you put in your mouth; it is what you put in your
mind! looks at all the factors that cause weight gain or the failure
to achieve any other goal.
A diet is nothing more that a goal. Most excess weight is caused
by bad habits, habits of Anger, Fear, Hate, and Stress. All emotions
are habits, all habits are thoughts and all thoughts can be changed,
if a person wants to change them.
What is needed is a process, a step by step method that can correct
negative thinking, replace un-helpful emotions and improve a personï¿½s
outlook on life in general. This is not hypnosis. Hypnosis implies
external control but what is vital to the change of any habit is
a system of internal control. To change a habitudinal way of doing
things, it must not only be a personal decision but the method must
be understood by the person who wants to change.
ï¿½The Subconscious Dietï¿½ shows a person how to develop a new operating
system. The subconscious is very much like a computer in that it
holds all of a personï¿½s values, habits, and memories. It is constantly
working to come up with answers to each situation that life presents
every day. Just like a computer we can choose to change how the
mind goes about finding the solutions. The steps are relatively
1. Clearly stating our goals (weight loss or change is a
2. Writing out and repeating those goals daily (affirmations).
3. Getting rid of fear, anger, hate, and guilt (letting go!).
4. Learning to associate only with positive friends (get
away from negativity).
5. Vividly seeing the desired end result in our own mind
The reason that many people have difficultly making changes or
keeping resolutions is that they are just too tired. These emotions
of anger, fear and the others are energy thieves. Change is energy
intensive, if your supply of mental energy is being drained by these
habits, any change is going to be very difficult. One of the biggest
complaints of modern society is about the pervasive tiredness that
affects many people today.
The most important thing you must accept is that you are a being
of power! You do have the ability to make decisions and to carry
them out. It makes no difference how many times you may have seemed
to fail in the past. The past really has no bearing on what will
happen today except for the power you give it. YOU can choose to
use your power to enable the past to affect today or you can refuse
to grant the past any power or reality.
It has always been your choice.
Make a choice to succeed, make a plan, then as the ad says: Just
Do It! It doesnï¿½t take years of analysis ï¿½ it doesnï¿½t even really
matter why you have developed negative habits. We all like to play
the WHY game but it is not important, except to the extent that
you allow yourself to think it is. You have the power to stop thinking
about any subject and move on to positive thoughts and actions.
Since the mind can hold only one though at a time, write out
affirmations to move you in the direction you want to go and repeat
them when you feel the urge to indulge yourself in a negative habit.
An affirmation is a statement of a condition you want to have, stated
in the present tense, as if you already possessed that trait. Affirmations
are used to condition your subconscious mind to receive every good
thing the universe has to offer. Contrary to any experience you
may have suffered through in the past, the universe is ready to
provide you with any beneficial condition you are will to work for.
Once you know what you want, do what every athlete, salesperson
and any successful person has always done. Visualize your dream.
See yourself very clearly in your mind living with the positive
habits that may have eluded you to this point. No, it is not easy
to start a new way of thinking and acting, you will have relapses
and negative thoughts will slip in to your mind. But it is just
like the old saying goes: Practice makes perfect.
If you are consistent with your new plans and new thoughts, they
will develop into new habits, the habits that you want and that
will make your life and the lives of everyone who loves you or could
love you come as close as possible to perfection.
You do have the power and you can use it.
Hugh B. Sanders is an award wining speaker who has been involved
in the study of self-improvement, personal growth techniques,
and success training for over thirty years. He has won production
awards from every company he has been associated with. The author
has conducted training classes and motivational seminars across
the country. His book ï¿½The Subconscious Dietï¿½ is a project of
passion, and one that his readers and peers are very excited