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Change Your Mind to Change Your Life - How to Harness Some of the Power of Your Brain to Lose Weight

Katie Evans

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Your subconscious mind has its own unique way of perceiving the world. What is really happening around you is less significant than your perception of what is happening. Your perception is your reality.

For example, if five people see a car accident, they will report five different versions of what happened. If they all take a polygraph test, they will all pass it. In their own minds they are telling the absolute truth. The truth is their perception of external events.

Here is another illustration of the subconscious’ truth: Imagine that there is a 40 year old, 5'2" 200 pound woman who diets down to her ideal weight of 120 pounds. She looks great, feels great, and outwardly everything is as it should be. However, there is a major problem: The image in the mirror doesn't match the image in her mind. Almost invariably what must change is the image in the mirror. One day, for no apparent reason, she will eat when she's not hungry and think to herself, “Why am I doing this. I can't seem to stop myself. " And she really can't. The answer to this dilemma is in the descriptions of the psychological concepts of “cognitive dissonance" and “cognitive consonance" .

The brain has two equally important paramount functions: Survival and maintenance of sanity. When your subconscious internal picture differs from your external picture, a discrepancy called “cognitive dissonance" occurs. It is the belief of your subconscious that this discrepancy could cause insanity. Your subconscious mind will solve your problems for you, whether or not you perceive a problem, the best way it knows how in the absence of instruction from you. The brain's most common solution is to change the image in the mirror (because remember, the image in your brain is “the truth"). Your subconscious will drive you to eat to restore and maintain your internal picture of yourself.

The way to get your subconscious mind on board to help you lose weight and keep it off is to immediately begin to change the picture you hold of yourself in your mind.

Put up pictures of yourself of your ideal weight in your environment: Your home, work place, car . . . wherever you spend time. If you don't have pictures of yourself looking good, just cut some from magazines and put those up.

Spend a few moments before you go to sleep each night imagining your ideal body and do the same first thing in the morning before you get up.

These easy exercises will help you eat less and move more in the process of changing your body to match the true picture of yourself that you hold in your mind.

Katie Evans is the founder and CEO of the Living Lite Weight Loss Program, which shows people HOW to create a healthier lifestyle. When you use hypnosis and the incredible power of your subconscious mind, you will never diet again, you will simply learn how to create a new relationship with food. For those who wish to make a living helping people heal their lives so they can lose weight and keep it off, there are now Living Lite Franchises available. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to own her own business (we accept men franchisees, too!) and still have support and guidance in setting up the systems. Ms. Evans is a published author, lecturer and entrepreneur. She also teaches “The Mental Game of Golf" on cruise ships. You can reach Katie at: or or


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