Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's Not Just Semantics

Do you want to trim down? Notice that I didn't say, "Do you want to lose weight?"

First of all, no one's goal should be to lose weight. You can lose weight by cutting off an arm or a leg. Even though the scale would register lower, that's not what you want. (At least I assume that's not want you want.)

If you want to get slimmer, what you should be focusing on is reducing the amount of fat in your body.

O.K., so you're probably thinking you should say, "I want to lose body fat" instead of "I want to lose weight" but that's almost as bad.

It might sound trivial but the words we use impact our goals.

Our subconscious mind listens to everything we say and it's human nature that we don't like to lose things. Whether it's a game, our keys, sunglasses, etc. What do we do when we lose something? We try to find it or replace it.

Not something you want to do with excess pounds.

So, what should you say instead of "lose" fat?

* Shed
* Burn
* Dump
* Release
* Incinerate
* Discard (I got that one from Jon Benson. It may sound awkward at first but I think it's good because we discard things we don't want - like trash.)

Change your thoughts and you can change your life.


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