The Missing Link In Weight Loss
What is the core secret of the Four Day Win?
Thinner peace, which is putting the brain in a state that tells the body it's OK to let weight go away. Most people who go on a diet decrease food and increase activity. This is being very pushy toward yourself. An animal would only do this if it was in some kind of stress mode. The brain goes into fight-or- flight mode when people diet, which causes the body to hang onto fat to keep from starving to death.
The key is to stay in a place mentally where you're training the body to release excess fat. The brain's hormonal body connection is saying no, there's no emergency, no shortage. We don't need that extra fat for flight. The brain helps the body let go of fat if it's kept in a state of calm, compassion and peace.
Where do people lose their way when it comes to weight loss?
They're aggressive and judgmental toward themselves. If you decreased an animal's food intake and increased its activity, you would frighten the animal. The body is an animal, and the mind is like a trainer. You wouldn't train a puppy by starving it and telling it it's bad. You have to have kind, consistent, gentle, and accepting behaviors and mental attitudes. That's the single change that's most important. The psychological approach is missing in 99 percent of the diets out there. They come at weight loss as aggressive instead of compassionate.
How much of a role does the brain play in losing weight?
Absolutely 100 percent. Eating and exercising are deliberate behaviors; we choose to do them. I'm not saying the conscious mind is 100 percent. I'm saying every behavior we enact has to be processed by the brain. The mind affects every action. Why can Gandhi go on a hunger strike forever when other people can't stop overeating even after they've had gastric bypass, and it's rupturing their stomach?