How To Lose Weight – With Neuro-Linguistic Programming

quote-competition-extraordinary-medAbout 4 years ago I decided to lose the last of my “pregnancy weight” – or rather, my “I eat too much crappy food” weight.

After all, my son was about 2 years old at the time. Pregnancy had nothing to do with my added poundage – and more to do with adding pizza and pretzel goldfish into my diet.

So I sat myself down for an honest conversation – writing to me via that “soul megaphone” called “a journal.”

What I discovered was: I consider myself a discerning person. Professionally, I always super-care that each of my books is written and designed at their highest level. I put in painstaking effort to make sure each and every one of my posters on Facebook and Pinterest has just the right font, image, and tweaked wording.

Plus, personally I’m discerning about the clothes I choose to wear – because I care about showing up at my best.

So…if I’m discerning about these many, many things – I should be discerning about the foods I allow to enter my mouth. Pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and pretzel goldfish are NOT the food choices of a discerning person.

After writing about this in my journal, I reawakened my identity as a discerning person. I used this word “discerning” as my “mantra” to think about whenever I was tempted to eat crappy foods. I then became more motivated to be pickier about my food choices.

After all, discerning people make discerning food choices!

Yep, simply by reminding myself that I embrace the value of discernment, I wound up eating more wisely – and slipping into my favorite skinny jeans!

I realized later that by “owning” the word “discerning” I was practicing a form of NLP- Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I then developed a range of other New Vocabulary Words to practice to inspire me to slim down and tone up – words like “backwards food” and “forwards food” and “appreci-eat” – which I explain more about in my Do It Program – an inspiring online program – which has already helped thousands of people to shred thousands of pounds.

But that’s not the end of this story about the word “discerning.”

After I began to use the word “discerning” as a mantra, I started to be more discerning in many other areas – besides food.

Soon I found that I was being more discerning about my schedule (more careful about how I was spending my time – and who I was spending time with).

Plus, I started to be more discerning about how my home looked (tossing out old worn out furniture and old worn out clothes, re-organizing papers, books, shoes – and giving away Ari’s old toys). 

It’s really quite amazing the power Neuro-Linguistic Programming and mindful “word choice” has upon one’s life.

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Written by Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
  • PSV

    This is inspiring, right now I feel craptacular.

  • Deanna Smyth-Peters

    It’s funny how one word can change the way you see life, Thank you so much. Awesome writing!

  • LisaRomeo

    We’re on the same page! I choose a different word each year:

    http://lisaromeo.blogspot.com/2014/01/may-i-have-word-just-one.html

  • Elyse Leeds Acanda

    Mine is the word Abundance. It’s my any-time immediate reality check to be grateful for all the blessings in my life and to gracefully, with a gentle smile, consider the annoyances as small and temporary!

  • Jenny Sagabay

    Hello Karen. I have been looking for articles about discerning and discernment in the past months. This came up to me after I read a book from my favorite lay minister here in our country. To him it’s more about judgement obtaining spiritual guidance or understanding – this is sooo hard for me to understand. Now I found your article, and a lot more in the past, it’s easier for me to manifest discernment/discerning in all my life choices and decisions. The one word that is helping me now is MUST. Thank you for spreading inspiration Karen, I wish you all the best in the word. Oh, you also inspired me to be a chossier choice chooser.

  • Linda Hibbard

    I go a little bit further and call “unhealthy food”, “DEATH FOOD!”