Foreword: before you dive into this article, I need to tell you something of the utmost importance. I discovered and applied this system once I was healed from my sugar addiction. It did help me lose weight fast, but only because I was free from my subconscious traumas. All I had left to deal with were mere bad eating habits. So if you have badass food cravings, I recommend that you work on your subconscious first.
Let’s be honest, losing weight quickly is what most of us want.
I’m not talking about that water weight you drop right away and that gives you the early boost you need.
I’m talking about full-on body fat.
We may love exercising and all, but once we’ve set our mind on a dream bikini body, we’d love to snap our fingers and make it happen.
I was no different.
When I was a teenager, I was naturally quite slim. And of course, my naive self thought it would last forever.
But in my early twenties, it all went downhill. As a uni student, drinking in clubs became my main workout. Plus I reached the peak of my sugar addiction and confused my body with yo-yo diets, which surely didn’t help.
Since then, and for a few years, it seemed like I was unable to lose weight.
I was trying hard, I swear! But it was like I had plateaued 20 lbs above my normal weight and nothing would get me back down.
But about a year ago, my whole approach of weight loss shifted. I had a breakthrough that got me back into my dream bod in a short amount of time… and has kept me in it since then!
I feel like now is the time to share my secret system with you.
From lack to abundance: the right mindset to lose weight
Nope, no more diets to lose weight
First of all, I decided that I was done with diets.
I tried detoxes, intermittent fasting, keto and other low-carb diets…
But, I always ended up reverting to junk food for support.
So, one day I woke up and saw diets for what they truly were: more foes than friends.
That’s when I decided to turn a deaf ear to the white noise telling me that fats were bad, that meat was bad, that dairies were bad, that fruits were bad, that carbs were bad.
I made the conscious decision to stop worrying about what I ate. To stop swimming against the tide and to follow my intuition instead.
Basically, I shifted from a state of lack (“I’m not allowed to eat certain foods”) that made me crave the exact foods I couldn’t eat, to a state of abundance (“I can eat whatever I want when I feel like it”) where I felt powerful enough to not even want unhealthy foods.
Feeling guilty when I relapse? I don’t think so!
Then, I decided to never judge myself again. If I went to a family dinner – and God knows how much my family loves those – and ate 5000 kcal in a day, F it!
It was a nice, I had fun. No way I’d feel guilty about that.
Plus, when you give yourself the right to choose, and when you let go of the guilt, you enter a virtuous cycle where you experience less and less cravings for junk food and sweets.
Even at dinner parties, you don’t feel like stuffing your face anymore. Because when you know you can eat whatever whenever, you’re not in scarcity mode.
In other words, I knew these cheat meals were just temporary. And I was okay letting them fade away on their own.
Pretending I was already at my goal weight
Fake it till you make it
The second thing I did, was to start being fit. I don’t mean start looking fit. I mean being, in my core self, fit.
I’m a huge fan of the “fake it till you make it” mentality, and that’s exactly what I did with my weight loss.
I walked in the street with the same posture, the same smile on my face, the same confidence as if I was already at my goal weight.
I was actively thinking “arghhh Eva, you’re just so hot!”, and that was enough to change my whole physiology.
Too big to wear crop tops you say? Sir, I don’t think so! I would dress up the same way as if I had my dream body. And I would own it!
When I saw a cute guy, I flirted with him like I was my sexiest self.
Sure, it didn’t always work. But what can you do about that?
Every single second, I made the conscious effort to feel grateful for my new body. At first I was forcing myself. But after a few days, this became second nature.
How pretending made me lose weight
All of that impacted my weight loss in many ways.
First, it tricked my brain into thinking like a healthy person’s brain. My appetite decreased because comfort food didn’t make sense to me anymore. Eating became a way to fuel my brain and my body, and I discovered the joy of intuitive eating.
Second, it increased my self-esteem and enthusiasm, which in turn raised my overall state and vibrations. And as you hopefully know, the higher your inner state, the faster your outer manifestation! That’s Law of Attraction 101.
Third, it improved my workout sessions. And that shows how powerful the mind is.
Just by telling myself that I was lighter and stronger, I knocked down my running time.
I can send you screenshots from my Nike Running app if you don’t believe me!
But really, I could feel my abs being stronger, my legs being more powerful, and my breath being more stable.
By the end of the first week, I could already see results.
Then 2 months later, I had lost about 13 lbs.
Considering that it required no effort and that my weight has been stable since then, that was a huge win for me!
My system to lose weight fast is to first go from a mindset of lack to a mindset of abundance, and second pretend that I’m already at my goal weight.
Basically, I stopped dieting. I stopped thinking that I had forbidden foods and I gave myself permission to eat whatever I wanted.
Plus, I completely stopped judging myself, feeling guilty or disappointed when I had cheat meals (that was so soothing).
That alone greatly reduced my cravings.
Then, through auto-suggestion mixed with emotions and acting, I tricked my subconscious mind into believing that I was already fit.
As a result, it pushed my conscious mind and my body to make the decisions and get the results that would support that belief. Because whether the road goes one way or the other, it always starts with the subconscious mind.
This reduced my appetite: food wasn’t a comfort anymore, it was a fuel. This increased my overall state of mind. And that improved the efficiency of my workouts.