If a person wants to lose weight, is it productive to beat down one’s ego with negative reminders on the refrigerator? What about this one, a picture of a hippo
with the caption, “I hate my thighs” or photos of “saddlebags” or cellulite? How about “get off your fat, flabby ass?” Sure, it might sound funny, but ridiculing ourselves does not work. The better approach is to visualize one’s best self. In our book, GOLD STANDARD OF THIN, co-author daughter Janice and I researched seven ways to scaffold the weight loss effort and named them the seven secrets in the little gold suitcase. Secret Number Two is about positive visualization. We explain in depth how to realistically create positive self images and then make them a permanent part of our mindsets. As Janice says, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land in the stars.”
Our book will be released by Sugar and Spice Press in January 2010.