Whenever Karen and I are approached by somebody who claims to be doing everything right with their diet and exercise—but continues to struggle no matter how hard they try—the first thing we ask them is:
Are you in control of your “thought-life” and self-image?
May sound strange at first, but time after time, after time, we see it over and over again.
People who consistently work their “mind muscle” and are consciously aware of their thoughts and self-image have an easier time losing weight and keeping it off. For example, according to Dr. Caroline Leaf, an expert in the field on brain neurology…“…75% to 95% of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life.What we think about affects us physically and emotionally.”
Did you know? The average person has over 30,000 thoughts a day!
Through an uncontrolled thought life, we create the conditions for illness; we make ourselves sick. Research shows that fear, all on its own, “triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses and activates more than 30 different hormones.”
She continues, “Toxic waste generated by toxic thoughts causes the following illnesses: diabetes, cancer, asthma, skin problems and allergies to name just a few. But consciously controlling your thought life will make you healthier!”
The following thoughts are the most damaging to your body:
Thoughts of anger or rage, resentment, depression, worry, anxiety, fear, excessive grief, and guilt will do more to damage ‘you’ than anything thing else.
Your cells absorb these thoughts and cause physical changes inside your brain and body.
Sow seeds of doubt and expect insecurity, frustration, and eventually failure.
In other words…
“People harvest only what they plant.” (Galatians 6:7)
Using just one of the methods above will have a profound affect on your thought life, which will in turn inspire you to take more positive actions.
Remember, every thought we think is creating our future.