ShareÄhnliche postsExpert tipsPrivate: GETREIDE: VERSCHMÄHT UND BEJUBELTDie Meinung zu bestimmten Nahrungsmitteln und deren Gesundheitseffekten ändert sich im Wochentakt. Was zuerst gehyped wird, wird später kritisiert und andersherum. So ist es auch mit Getreide. Wir haben mit Matthias Hofmann, Gründer von Panifactum, über das kontroverse Thema gesprochen. Er ist Bäckermeister, Ideengeber und Treiber in seinem Unternehmen. Er ist aus Leidenschaft und Überzeugung …If losing weight just isn’t working out, you need more than just a fitness trainer. Your brain is very resourceful, tempting you over and over again. You can counter it with these methods!Work on losing weight in your mind!First of all: there is no magic formula for losing weight. Everyone can follow a different type of diet, and the same rules do not apply to everyone.However, it is easier to lose weight with mental training.Losing weight starts in the mindThis might sound a little strange, but it’s true! Only with the right attitude and the right motivation to lose weight will the project succeed. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows that it’s not easy to stick to a diet. After all, the temptations of calories, fats and sugar lurk everywhere.But how exactly does mental training work? It’s probably not enough to just think: “I can do it”, is it?Mentally making yourself lose weight – is it possible?It doesn’t matter if you think you can do it, or if you think you can’t. You will always be right!Many people who want to lose weight fail because they think the wrong thoughts because they have already gone through all the diets. Will it work long term if you change your diet?You just don’t believe that there is anything that really works. And because you can’t believe it, it’s incredibly difficult to change your diet or you find lots of excuses why it won’t work for ME (or: yourself): it’s your thyroid’s fault, it’s what the family used to do, I can’t exercise, I have a broken knee, …My wife Alexandra and I do mental training and have introduced the low-carb diet to hundreds of clients. And: We’ve changed their minds. Most of them want to lose weight because the mind says, “You’re too fat! Do something! “‘ But the subconscious mind whispers, ‘We want to keep gaining weight because we’ll live longer if we’re hungry.’ But the hunger is gone and we keep gaining weight.Thus, you can lose weight quite well for a while. But this is how any diet works.As long as the mind is strong, all will be well. As psychologists say: “Where the focus is, the energy is there”. And as long as the focus is on losing weight, everything works out fine. But at some point the focus shifts: problems at work, disappointment with your partner, health problems, …. The focus is no longer on weight loss, the subconscious sees its chance and quietly but perceptively shouts: “Now a small bar of chocolate” … Unfortunately, this is what happens to many who really want to lose weight, they get weak emotionally or give up.So, the problem is that the focus shifts to “more important things”. The other problem – as described at the beginning – is that you don’t really believe in it. Why should it work if other methods so often fail?Our subconscious mind has been trained from an early age to see boundaries where there are none or where others put them. If a mother says to a small child: “Don’t go out without a jacket or you’ll get sick!”, the child will get sick. The mother will say, “I told you so!” The subconscious mind learns and experiences in this way that mum (and dad and other big people) are right in their beliefs, many of which work and continue to burn you out. Often parents’ problems are passed on to their children: if a mother is afraid of dogs, she calls her child to her, showing every dog in sight, stating that all dogs bite and are dangerous. The subconscious believes this, and the mother’s fear of dogs is already ‘inherited’. Or when dad is on the playground with his son. Daddy’s fear of heights means that he constantly warns his son of the danger because the slide is too high and dangerous: “Get away from the edge!”, “It’s dangerous!”, “You’d better come down so you don’t fall down. ! “, …” so daddy’s fear is stored in the son’s subconscious.As it is important that we understand how to set limits for ourselves, a few more examples of how you can program the subconscious mind of animals yourself:In captivity, small elephants are tied to a wooden pole with a chain on one leg. The little elephant, of course, has a limited range of movement, but over and over again it tries to tug on the chain to get away. Of course, it doesn’t work and it’s in pain because it has a chain on its leg. What if the elephant is big and can uproot trees? Even then, it is enough to chain him to a post because he is used to these restraints from an early age and knows that he cannot uproot the post.Frogs used to be kept in terrariums. The surprising thing is that the terrariums had no lid. So they were open from above, and the frog could actually jump out. But it didn’t. It just goes up or down the stairs. Why? Well, when the frog got into the terrarium as a small frog, there was a window pane on top that served as a lid. When the frog got bigger, it started jumping and eventually jumped high enough to ACT. But the frog was hitting the glass plate. She quickly learnt: the higher and harder you jump, the greater the IMPACT. Until, at some point, she stopped jumping, just going up the stairs.There was also a scientific experiment with monkeys: a pole was placed in the middle of the enclosure, and bananas were suspended from the top. The monkeys in the enclosure fought to see who could climb to the top first. The first monkey literally ran up the pole. But just before it reached the bananas, a stream of water came crashing down on it. A few brave monkeys tried again and all of them were doused with water. After a relatively short time there were bananas hanging there quietly, but nobody touched them. Then one old monkey was removed from the cage and a new one let in. A new monkey came in, saw the bananas and wanted to climb the pole. But all the other monkeys stopped it. The monkey was furious and after several attempts gave up and never tried to reach the bananas again. In this experiment, more and more monkeys were replaced by new monkeys, and the monkeys would not allow the new monkeys to climb the bar in the aviary each time. Even the monkeys in the aviary, who had never seen the water jet because they entered the aviary later, would not let the newcomers climb the pole. At some point in this experiment, all the monkeys were replaced. So there were no more monkeys that saw the water jet in the aviary. And yet none of the monkeys climbed the pole to harvest the bananas.It is so easy to program our subconscious mind into the negative things and limitations that others set for us.NO LIMITS – EXPAND YOUR OWN BELIEF IN YOURSELFThe good news is that you can program yourself not only negatively, but positively as well. Children at an early age are helped by frequent praise, not criticism. When you encourage little explorers to keep exploring, even if you yourself are wary, like picking up an earthworm or a spider.And, of course, you can also programme yourself positively and push your limits.The easiest way to find out is to do a little exercise showing how you can push your limits. And here’s how it works: stand in the middle of the room. Put your feet together and extend one arm forward. Now you rotate your arm with your upper body as far back as possible without dislocating your spine. Now mark a point on the wall to see how far you have gone. Now turn your arm backwards and lower it. That was the first part of this exercise. Now for the mental part: of course you have to read it first, because you have to close your eyes during the exercise. Of course, you can also have someone read this part to you. So: you stand in the room again and close your eyes. In your mind (and only in your mind) imagine extending your arm forward. Now imagine turning your hand back to the position you were in before. You stay there for a few seconds. Then you imagine that you can turn your arm another half-metre. Imagine that this is very easy, and keep your hand in the new position in your mind. Now imagine that you twist your arm backwards and then pull it down again. Then you open your eyes again. So, you have only done part of the exercise in your mind. So, now you try again as in the first part: extend your arm forward and then twist it backwards. As far as possible. If you have progressed further than you did on your first attempt, then you have clearly changed your boundaries and reprogrammed your subconscious mind with just this little visualisation.And the good thing: it really is that easy!How does it help to lose weight?We can also programme our subconscious mind accordingly. Of course, this does not mean that you automatically lose weight. You have to change something in your diet. But the subconscious mind and the mind move in the same direction and don’t work against each other. It simplifies and relaxes you. And the results get better.How does it work?* Visualise * is the key word. As with the arm exercise, we simply imagine what we will look like when we reach the desired figure. The subconscious mind does not distinguish between “imagining” and “being”.The best time to do this daily exercise is in the morning immediately after waking up, if you are not yet fully awake. Or in the evening before going to bed. If you fall asleep while doing the exercise, it doesn’t matter. But during these stages, the subconscious mind is most accessible.If other images come to mind during the exercise, that’s not a problem. Reflect on them, gently push them aside and simply continue from where you were.PART 1Now imagine looking at yourself in your underwear in front of a big mirror. You have in your mind exactly the figure you want. So imagine that you are already as slim as you want to be. Look at yourself in the mirror from the front, turn around and look at yourself from the side. Imagine how happy you are to have such a figure. Just imagine feeling joy and that emotion.PART 2Stand still in this room, but imagine that you are stepping out of your body and looking at yourself from the outside. You are walking like a cameraman and looking at yourself from all angles. Feel the enthusiasm in yourself as you see yourself in this magnificent figure.PART 3Now slip back into your body and imagine what it feels like to put on clothes in your desired size. Imagine what it feels like when your trousers fit snugly against your body. Sit down in your mind and feel what it feels like when nothing is tight. Touch your body in your mind and imagine what that touch feels like.Say the following phrase in your mind: “I am getting better and slimmer every day! I am doing well!”That’s all it takes. You can do this exercise as many times as you like. It is also possible to do it throughout the day without any problems. Repeat the exercise as often as you feel comfortable and comfortable, but watch for updates!Before doing this, simply breathe in and out deeply three times, concentrate fully on your breathing and then start the exercise.This simple exercise is a good basis for getting your mind and body working in unison to achieve the same goal.In the low-carb coaching courses my wife and I teach, of course, there are other tools, but they are not so easy to explain. Kinesiology and EFT (emotional freedom techniques) are often used here. Especially when other ‘settings’ are to be addressed.We find it almost incredible how easy it is to remove blockages, for example with visualisation techniques, and how much easier it is to lose weight, for example, when a goal is clearly set to the subconscious mind. Just give it a try. It’s impossible to make a mistake here. And the effect is amazing!And here are some more healthy eating tips to help you consciously enjoy yourself and thereby make food much more valuable as such:Set goals!This is also part of the mental workout: Before you go on a diet, think about what you specifically want to achieve. It’s best to put your goals in writing right away. If, for example, the goal is a flat stomach, this can be achieved by eating less and doing special exercises at the same time. So think carefully about what your goal is and how exactly you can achieve it. And you have to internalise these reasons and keep them in mind all the time. So make your goals as specific as possible so that your subconscious mind cannot find “excuses”.Eat mentallyBefore you start eating, imagine how you are going to eat this food. Adjust to it internally and, for example, close your eyes. You can spend a little time doing this – spoon by spoon, fork by fork, until everything is mentally eaten. This, on the one hand, helps to overcome the initial ‘greed’ and, on the other hand, at least somewhat satisfies the initial hunger.Be aware of what you are eating.“You eat what you eat!” Of course, this always applies – even outside of dieting. If you want to lose weight, you usually can’t avoid constantly changing your diet. If you like something fatty, imagine exactly how fat comes out of it, how it clogs your arteries and deposits on your thighs. Sugar damages your teeth, it is extremely unhealthy, it leads to being overweight and above all, it makes you hungry again after a very short time. Imagine how sugar blocks the breakdown of fats and slows down weight loss – the energy in your body can no longer flow as if you were doing without it! It sounds unpleasant, but it works. In turn, imagine colourful vegetables – real energy foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients and ensure that you feel healthy. It gives you strength – which is why vegetables and fruit are always a staple in diets. And: at the same time, imagine specifically how bad you would feel if you now (again) ate an entire bar of chocolate… OK? Not really, is it?So you see: you can achieve a lot just by the power of your thoughts.If you really learn these rules, you can lose weight more easily and improve your eating habits. Use this mental power while training with the Butterfly Coach App and get even faster results!