Imagine Your Favorite Food As a Way to Lose Weight

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The Holy Grail for weight loss is food that is enjoyable and tasty but low in calories, sugar and fat. That looks very difficult to achieve, but there is a way of achieving that which only a few people have ever tried.

That particular food is stored in your brain. It is the memories you have of your favorite “unhealthy” food. It is the experiences of you eating and enjoying it. By accessing those, you can enjoy your favorite food whenever you want to and eat as plenty as you want.

Most people are surprised when they hear that thinking about food can stop you wanting to eat it. That is not their normal experience. Usually, thinking about it makes them want the food more. You have to think about the food in the right way though. You should think about how it smells, what it looks like, what it feels like and what it tastes like to eat it.

Doing this will help you to tap into your remembered experiences of eating that particular food. And this means that you are likely to eat little of that food or the craving could even go away completely.

If you would like to know how this works, find somewhere quiet and think about that favorite food. Close your eyes and imagine eating the food and think about all the experience you get when you eat it. If you find that awkward at first, then eat just a small mouthful so that you have something as a reference. Then spend about five minutes more imagining eating it. This might sound strange, but if you are struggling to resist tempting snacks, try it because this could change the way you feel about weight loss.

Using this method takes away any feelings of deprivation. In fact, you may well end up naturally eating less of other foods as well if you use the same thought process when you are eating real food too.

If you watch TV, check your social media or are distracted by something else when you are eating, then you aren’t getting the full value of that food. People tend to eat less when they focus on what they are eating because they are aware of the physical signals of fullness and also get the satisfaction of experiencing each mouthful rather than just eating without tasting.

So, focus on what you are eating when you are eating real food and imagine eating when the sugary cravings hit, and you want to feel satisfied.