Losing weight can be a long hard process that sometimes produce amazing results and sometimes produce little progress. Whether this is because your body can’t shed the pounds fast enough, whether you just can’t help yourself eating another bar of chocolate or whether you’ve tried everything and nothing works, the whole weight loss process can be extremely stressful and demanding. However sometimes although you might think it’s all about how your body responds to exercise, it is instead about how your mind and spirit prepares itself to overcome a weight loss barrier. Marianne Williamson’s A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons For Surrendering Your Weight Forever addresses this issues in-depth and so here we will review her book and methods, seeing if they really enable you to overcome that barrier to shed those extra pounds.
The overall aim of this book is to address the various connections between your spirituality and your weight loss journey in order to identify and effectively address the key causes of any weight loss issues you may have. This is a very interesting approach to weight loss, putting a greater emphasis on the mental obstacles that restrict your ability to carry out physical activities every day rather than a problem with the exercises themselves. Therefore even though you may think specific exercises are not working this may not be true as other mental issues may be having a greater effect on your weight loss. In this book Williamson aims to retrain your conscious in relation to your weight stating that if your mind set doesn’t change any weight that you lose will be gained back immediately or later on in life.
To combat this Williamson directs readers through 21 lessons which encourage your body to reclaim its natural state of mind, body and spirit helping the relationship between your body and mind change from one of fear to one of love and comfort. You are encouraged therefore to be more conscious of your eating habits and your thoughts when eating healthy foods, changing any negative perceptions into positive ones, allowing your weight loss journey to produce effective long lasting results.
As you take your steps to changing your thoughts from negative to positive Williamson advises you to increase your exercise routines increasing your chances of losing weight over long periods of time. Exercise from Williamson’s point of view are a way to give your body what it really wants and needs in order to stay healthy for longer and not what fast food companies want your body to crave for.