Weight Loss, The Human Brain & Social Programming

The human brain is an amazing thing, for example it can be used to “program” our thinking in order to help us achieve our goals… if we only let it!

The human brain is an amazing thing, for example it can be used to “program” our thinking in order to let us achieve out goals… if we only let it!Unfortunately however, when it comes to weight loss we have been “programmed” for years by society and endless marketing to think that there can be no gain without an equal amount of pain which is let’s face it, a lot of crap.

On Saturday I had the huge pleasure of spending a few wonderful hours amongst the Slimpod stars of 2015. I’ve won the “Most Inspirational Blogger” category due to my complete changing of the way I see and blog about food. My journey with Slimpod has awarded me, so far, with just over 2 stone of weight loss but most of all it has allowed me to rediscover food in a way that I never would have thought about before. And no, I didn’t starve myself, I didn’t have to count calories or sins, I didn’t have a loooong list of foods I can’t eat or any other kind of restriction for that matter… so then how does it work?

Well, this is where we come to our mysterious and beautiful brain! Slimpod works on your subconscious and changes the way you think about food in general. And the result, well you start to have a dialogue with your body and it tells you that it doesn’t want that food, that it knows is bad for you or more simply, that 2 spoonful’s is enough. It is not a choice, in fact you don’t even realise it is happening until after the event or more likely it is when someone around you makes a comment. I personally don’t understand the science behind it but frankly I don’t care! For me and many others it works and that is all that matters!

I met some wonderful people on Saturday and they all have an incredible story to tell. They all lost a huge amount of weight but most of all they we all overcame our demons when it comes to food, being chocolate, cake, bread or cheese. We were all different and we all had different reasons for overeating and different “weak spots” but this is all in the past. We all feel happier and healthier now, we are lighter and it’s all because we gave Slimpod a try.

However, we all had one common story to tell… about those people around us who despite seeing our changes flatly refused to believe that such a change is possible without any sacrifice. This is so silly in my humble opinion!

It’s silly because for years we were told that diets have to equal some sort of restriction but this simple isn’t true!

I hardly ever watch TV but yesterday I happened to watch the Channel 4 programme called How to Lose Weight Well. One of the girls who was put on a crash diet said something which really sums up the general public’s opinion about weight loss “It’s not going to work because it’s not restrictive enough”. This statement really stuck with me as my own personal experience and the experience of others there on Saturday show that the statement is a prime example of total conditioned BS, sorry but there isn’t a different way of putting it.

People, think for yourself! Read about our majestic brain and what it can do for you. Don’t let society define your beliefs, give the unknown a go and put your trust in something you might not entirely understand and finally just start to think slimmer. It works. I am good physical proof of this, you can eat all you fancy and yet shed weight, and you can be slimmer, healthier and happier without conscience sacrifice, restrictions and will power! I say we all should start thinking slimmer!

28 thoughts on “Weight Loss, The Human Brain & Social Programming

  1. I adore this post <3 'Diet' and weight loss shouldn't be restrictive or a crash diet. It should be better and happier choices of fresh delicious food that fuels you and helps you be a better healthier (and slimmer) self! Thank you for your inspirational and positive post! It's so important for people to read <3

  2. I love the slim pod concept and tried it for a few weeks last year. It has changed a few things like me thinking twice before I reach for certain foods. Thanks for sharing your experience and wish you all the best xx

  3. This is really interesting. I am trying to have a healthier relationship with food and not use it as a reward to try and ‘program’ myself better. Will have to have a look at the SlimPod! x

  4. Sounds intriguing! It all does boil down to how we, as individuals, view food and diet (and of course calorie input vs. output!). Glad to hear this program has been so successful for you! 🙂

  5. As an anorexic I avoid the word weight watching and weight losing but I do know how it feels to be unhappy with your body so I can totally relate although I am on the other spectrum

  6. I’ve never heard of this. I am thrilled it worked for you. I don’t count calories at all. I just keep moving. Has worked for me. But, I still will check this out. I love to learn something new! Thank you for sharing.

  7. I tried Slimpod 3 times. I didn’t lose any weight any of those times, but I seemed to be the only person it didn’t work for in all the chats and the feedback I was getting from Thinking Slimmer.

    I’m now on another strict diet, although will be going back to calorie counting. For me I know that works, and any sort of diet however strict is about willpower and breaking any bad habits. It’s just knowing what breaks the old habits. For me, it’s planning, counting and nothing bad in the initial stages, but this diet has helped me break the incessant grazing at work. I feel so much better for it, and hopefully will reach my goal by my birthday this year.

    1. I wonder, did you follow the time frame recommendation? I know some people say it didn’t work for them but they never actually listen to Trevor every day as they should…
      But I am glad you have something what is working for you… this is the main thing!
      I hope your meet your goal by birthday.

      1. Yes, one time I did 60 days, daily, logged all my written positives, goals etc. Just made me feel more hungry. Other times I did it daily for 30-40 days. Weird because I’ve done Paul Mckenna tape once and that was quite good.

        1. Maybe you are too strong and small suggestions like this don’t work for you… this is the only thing I can think of…
          Well, I will ask Sandra about it next time we speak as I would really want to know why it didn’t work for you. I will let you know once I have an answer.

  8. I’m interested in the power the brain has over your diet. I do think you need to eat less and move more in general to lose weight though, and make healthier choices. Still this is very interesting and you have done well.

  9. The Human brain is an amazing thing. It can do so much and has enormous potential (though it’s a myth that we only use 10%.) I will look into Slimpod as I’m still carrying some baby weight.

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