How to Lose Weight Naturally, part 1

Written by Raymond Salas

Are you overweight?

Have you failed to achieve the healthy, permanent weight you desire?

Have you tried but still can't lose those extra 10, 15, ...30 pounds (or more) no matter what you do?

If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, there may be a natural solution for you.

The Key to Losing Weight Naturally and Permanently

I have discovered that the key for individuals who have achieved healthy, successful, and permanent weight loss naturally is making both inner and outer changes.

In this article and my next one (part 2), I will reveal the most effective and powerful ways that I have found for healthy, natural, and permanent weight loss, working in harmony with your mind, body, and spirit.

This article will focus on the inner (i.e., mental, emotional, and spiritual) changes.

Mental and Emotional Guidelines for Losing Weight Naturally:

- Forgive yourself.

In my healing work, I have observed that one of the most powerful and effective ways to clear mental, emotional, and even subsconscious issues related to weight, eating, food, or anything else is through forgiveness. And, the place to start is by forgiving yourself.

- Forgive others.

When we are not willing to forgive others, we are the ones hurt by this unwillingness, not the object of our grievance or resentment. By not forgiving others, it is like deciding to carry around an extra 25 pounds of "trapped," negative energy. This excess energy will only slow you down and if you continue to carry it around with you, your mind and body could be adversely impacted with excess physical weight and other health challenges.

The good news is that there is a way to resolve all of this easily: forgive others (yes, even forgive your family) and be free.

- Forgive the mental causes for excess weight and fat.

In the book Heal Your Body, Louise Hay shares the mental causes for excess weight and fat including:

  • Oversensitivity.
  • Fear and a need for protection.
  • Running away from feelings.
  • Insecurity.
  • Self-rejection, lack of self-acceptance.
  • Hidden anger.
  • Resistance to forgive.
  • Anger at being denied love.
  • "Stubborn" anger at one or both parents.
  • Anger from childhood.
  • Anger and rage at the father.

The most powerful way to overcome these mental causes is through forgiveness (which activates the power of love) and a willingness to let them go.

Are you willing?

- Change your beliefs about weight, food, and your body.

In the book Healing and Recovery, Dr. David Hawkins relates how he permanently lost fifty pounds of excess weight only by changing his consciousness and beliefs.

"Give up trying will power, give up dieting, and give up resisting eating. Those methods usually do not work; they make us miserable, and we frequently end up the same as we were anyway. The first thing to do is to begin to cancel some beliefs about diets and food that have contributed to our problem." - David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Examples of these limiting beliefs include:

- "Being overweight runs in my family -- it's in my genes."

- "It's due to my thyroid."
- "I've been overweight since I was a child, so I have too many fat cells."

So, how do we change these beliefs?

In the article "Afformations: The Key That Unlocks 'The Secret,'" Noah St. John offers a powerful tool for changing beliefs that he calls "afformations," an alternative to affirmations, which he says don't work because they are trying to convince us of something we don't believe.

An afformation is different than an affirmation because it asks a question instead of making a statement. Noah found that a question will "trigger" the mind to immediately begin searching for the answer and subsequent proof or evidence to support this answer.

He shares the story about one of his students who had amazing results by simply repeating throughout the day this afformation: "Why do I lose weight so easily?"

She lost 20 pounds in 60 days without stress or dieting.

In part 2, I offer physical guidelines for healthy, permanent weight loss naturally.

    Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a medical doctor or health professional. I am an energy healer who has successfully worked with thousands of clients from all over the world. The purpose of this article is to share my findings and is intended as educational information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You are 100% responsible for what you do (or don't do) with it.