The First Step: Start With Guided Meditation
“But I can’t sit still! I can’t stop thinking about stuff”.
I often hear this and many other things when I suggest meditation and visualization to my clients as the bedrock of their weight loss journey.
Here’s the thing… Don’t worry, if you can’t sit still or relax, this is a clear sign that meditation is exactly what you need. Like anything, you learn to meditate with time, and using my unique approach with guided meditation, is a very simple to get started (and the benefits are immediate).
Guided visualization is the ideal way to meditate for weight loss – for beginners and experienced meditators alike. It allows you to sit back, relax, and be guided through an experience which is easy for your mind to follow – no matter how unfocused or stressed you feel. With guided visualization, you can rewire your neural pathways to create new ways of thinking about your body and your life. This is where we start for “inside out weightloss”.
It’s literally as easy as 1, 2, 3….
1STEP 1: Find a Quiet Place to Meditate
Any place will do, but it’s best if you can return to the same spot each day. Your office, a bedroom, even a corner of your house can work. I have readers who take their headphones to the bathroom because it’s the quietest place in their house. Literally, any place where you feel calm and can sneak away to for 10 minutes is just perfect. That’s your meditation spot!
2STEP 2: “Take a Seat” (or lie down)
Seated positions are preferred for meditation. Sitting helps you focus, but if it’s just too uncomfortable at first, lying flat on your back is fine too. If you’re seated, try to sit up tall but without straining or forcing. You want to feel naturally balanced and relaxed in an upright position. Soften your shoulders away from your years and with your chin parallel to the floor, close your eyes and relax. That’s it, you’re ready!
3STEP 3: Put On Your Headphones & Press Play!
The best way to listen to guided meditations are with headphones. They block out other noises and can be very helpful for total concentration. That said, if you are unable to use headphones, using any type of speakers will work just fine too. Once you press play, your job is not to “do” anything. Your job is simply to relax and listen. With guided meditation practices, you’ll find your mind will drift in and out of focus—this is normal. You might doze off to sleep occasionally, that’s perfectly fine. There is no right or wrong way to meditate—just keep pressing play and let it happen.
I’m calmer, more centered, less anxious, sleeping better, making healthier food choices and lost 4 lbs”
Just have 3 days under my belt so far and I am really benefiting already! I feel calmer, more centered, have been less anxious, am sleeping better, making healthier food choices and lost 4 lbs so far. Amazing! I love starting my day with these meditations.
— Debra M.
I have lost weight! I can see it and feel it. It’s a miracle.”
It’s been a week & a half now, been listening to the meditations each day. I have been eating pretty normal, even the odd cookie after dinner. If anything I had the feeling I had been eating more. Not increased my exercise. Eating perhaps a bit more veggies… Long story short – I have lost weight! I don’t know how much – don’t have scales – threw them out many years ago! But I can see it and feel it. It’s a miracle. Thank you! I always knew that dieting was not the answer. That the reason for being overweight, and the ‘cure’ was to be found in the unconscious, the emotions. I have had so many revelations during the meditations which helped me bring love & healing to those issues/hurts/emotional scars I still carried around with me – literally – as fat. Thank you both so much. You have given us an invaluable gift!
— Andrea H.