By Jim | May 23, 2011
I was thinking the other day about what was truly responsible for the changes that I’ve made in my life. The answer I kept coming back to surprised me. It wasn’t all the books, programs, and classes I consumed, it was more basic than that.
I realized that my changes were made possible by one belief; that if I wasn’t getting the results I wanted, it was because I was wrong.
Now that may not sound like a big deal to you, but it was HUGE for me. Why? because I was very defensive. I was so busy defending myself that I missed noticing the results I was getting, which were crappy.
But, when I began to accept that there were better ways to do things, everything changed. I began to realize that the accepted conventional wisdom was often dead wrong. I began measuring the value of methods not by popularity, but by effectiveness.
The reason I’m writing about this is because if you’re not happy with your results, instead of beating yourself up, take some time and educate yourself about new ways to get what you want.
Don’t get caught in the trap where you say “I know what to do, I just need to do it.” because there is a good chance that the real problem is that you don’t know what to do.
to your beautiful body,
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By Jim | April 13, 2011
Okay, so you probably heard Oprah
recently talk about her weight gain.
As someone who is constantly studying
people who keep their weight down
long term, I was fascinated by the
recent story about Oprah.
I mean here is someone who is
obviously successful and focused
with personal chefs, trainers,
and coaches who has not been able
to maintain the results she wants.
The questions is why?
The good news is that having
all of those things is NOT
what creates permanent weight loss.
After studying hundreds of people
who have lost weight and kept it off
long term, it has become very easy
to spot the biggest problem that
sabotages most dieters success.
And the funny thing is that
Oprah, like most people, knows
exactly what the problem is too.
To me this is the most important
sentence in the entire article:
“I use food for the same reasons
an addict uses drugs: to comfort,
to soothe, to ease stress.”
She says this and then goes right
back into I need to refocus and
get motivated again, etc.
But, if food is her main way
of easing stress and dealing
with unpleasant emotions,
then she’s never going to
get long term success.
Because being alive means that
we’re going to experience stress
and crave comfort, and if her best
way of doing that is with food,
no amount of motivation is going
to outlast those deep emotional needs.
So, what do people who permanently
change their weight do differently?
They create new and better ways
to relax, take their mind off of things,
and enjoy themselves without food.
Think of all the work people
put into exercising and eating
right, and compare that to the
energy they put into learning
new ways to feel good emotionally
without food, there’s a real imbalance.
I’m not saying that it’s necessarily easy to
do this, but I am saying that your results
will last a lot longer when you do.
Imagine how much easier it would be
to control your weight if you didn’t
look for food when you got stressed,
depressed or bored?
I believe almost all weight issues
come down to emotinonal eating.
If you only ate when your body
needed genuine nourishment,
what would it look like?
So, the next time you’re considering
a weight loss plan or a diet, don’t
make the same mistake Oprah did, make
sure that it teaches you how to feel
the way you want to without the food.
To experience what I’m talking about,
I’ve put a progressive relaxation
session up for you to use here:
Listen to this 8 minute relaxation
session and notice how it automatically
influences your eating for the rest of the day.
to your beautiful body,
By Jim | July 24, 2010
The topic of hypnosis has been considered a fringe science and most people think of it has a stage trick.
I surely can tell you it is real,being able hypnotize someone is skill and a tender moral understanding.
I have made a quick overview of how to hypnotize a person here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG70XKohAQA
Feel free to explore and think of the possibilites.
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By Jim | September 27, 2008
Before you do anything else, you owe it to yourself to think about this.
The good news is that you get the results you believe you can have. If you’re unhappy with your body, I urge you to question if you believe that you can change your body.
If you don’t think it’s possible, then your unconscious mind just works to carry out this belief, and no amount of dieting or exercising will change it.
Until you believe that you can truly transform your body, don’t go on a diet because it’ll be a waste of time. Instead, begin learning how to think in new ways. (I’ve put a video below to give you an example of what I mean.)
The guaranteed path to better beliefs and thoughts is to ask better questions. ex: How can I get the body I want? What can I learn from the last time? How can I enjoy the process, etc.
Get your mind right and the body will follow.
to your beautiful body,
By Jim | August 20, 2008
The following is an excerpt from an interview that I did with Scott Tousignant from the MP3 audio program, Unstoppable Fat Loss. If you adopt the mindset that we cover below and apply it to your workouts and nutrition plan, you can expect success and amazing results.
Scott: When it comes to the mind, and you teach all the fantastic ways to reprogram it, what are some of the things that people are doing that are holding them back, in regards to their current mindset?
Jim: Well, that is a great question. I am going to kind of break it down, because, people do not realize that they are literally sabotaging their own success, with the way most people think about weight loss. Usually, when you ask a person how they’re going to lose weight, the answer is always Read the rest of this entry »
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By Jim | August 7, 2008
Jim: What are some of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to exercising?
Shawn: I think the biggest mistake people make in their fitness conditioning and certainly strength training is that they check their mind at the door. They put their work clothes in the locker. They leave their brain there and their mind. They walk into the gym and Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim | August 4, 2008
Often, it stems from the mistaken belief that they need to be “hard” on themselves, but there is a huge difference between being hard on yourself and being supportive and helpful.
One of the techniques I often suggest to instantly Read the rest of this entry »
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By Jim | July 29, 2008
Watch Paul McKenna conduct an experiment that instantly reduces your appetite. (1:54)
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By Jim | July 28, 2008
The following is an excerpt of an interview I did for The Elite Body, with Vince Delmonte, author of No Nonsense Muscle Building. Vince was talking about how hormones impact muscle growth and weight loss.
Jim: So seeing how hormone’s influence muscle growth and weight loss, what are some natural ways to stimulate those hormones?
Vince: That’s a great question. Let’s look at three things Read the rest of this entry »
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By Jim | July 26, 2008
Success leaves clues.
My friend Rob Poulos, creator of Fat Burning Furnace just gave away over $2300 to the winners of his New Body Challenge.
you can see them here:
==> New Body Challenge Winners
The cool thing is that he didn’t just post the pictures of the winners, he also had them explain their motivation in the beginning and what it felt like to successfully create this transformation.
As you read their stories, notice how they describe having these new bodies.
- “My confidence has skyrocketed!”
- “I can fit into my skinny clothes!”
- “I feel like a new person!”
The most common motivation mistake people make is focusing too much on weight and the external measurements and not enough on how these changes can transform your entire quality of life.
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