The best self help books and weight loss

Have you heard of the law of attraction?

It is sometimes called the secret…

It is not much of a secret anymore though…

It involves a wacky mixture of science and mysticism…

The best self help books contain wisdom that can be applied to weight loss…

 

The best self help books have similar things to say about weight loss.

How is your weight loss plan going? Have you read any of the best self help books?

 

The best self help books offer an interesting approach

If you have come across these phrases, the chances are that you either learned about them from a self-help book, or a business success book. There are ton of writers that have written about this topic in relation to different wealth plans.

If you discover the concept for the first time, and think that it is awe-inspiring…

You might think that the person that you heard it from actually invented the concept, or at least is a genius.

Napoleon Hill created a success philosophy and effectively wrote some of the best self help books ever…

 

Self help books from Napoleon Hill

I first came across the concept through Napoleon Hill’s books. Think and Grow Rich was about the law of attraction, but many of his books covered similar principles.

Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937 and Napoleon Hill presented the principle in an amazing way.

After reading this book, I thought… Hold on a minute, these are the kinds of things that I have heard from current, modern-day motivational speakers and self-help gurus…

So who invented the concept? Napoleon Hill? Did the modern-day proponents simply jump on the bandwagon?

Then I realized that Napoleon Hill did not invent the concept either, he spent 20 years interviewing and studying many of the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders the world has ever seen…

Did one of these successful business people invent it?

 

The law of attraction for fat loss…

As my interest in the topic grew, I started to discover very old writings of similar concepts. The concept of controlling our own minds, emotions, and dominant thoughts was not a new idea.

We create our physical lives in our minds first. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that a quick brainstorming session where we wish we had a sports car or a yacht will result in them being manifested.

If this is how the law of attraction worked then there would be no hunger or poverty in the world.

There would also be no overweight or obese people.

The law of attraction involves replacing thoughts of what you don’t want, with thoughts of what you do want. It is about changing dominant thought patterns and habits. A continuous focus and attention of how are lives are progressing.

The mind is like a garden, if we intentionally plant and nurture what we want, we get a beautiful garden over time. If we do not make an effort, weeds will grow, weeds of worry, weeds of fear and negativity that strangle the young flowers and nutritious plants in our minds.

The idea of changing your dominant thoughts and habits applies to business, self-help and success. but it applies just as well to weight loss and other types of physical self-improvement!

Mystical?

Spiritual?

Psychological?

Who cares!

It works for fat loss!

Some see “the secret”, or the law of attraction as something mystical and transcendent, where you are channeling into infinite intelligence and your soul is fed as it taps into this blissful place.

Others think that the law of attraction is mechanical where through a focused mind, repetition of good habits, more positive and practical results flow.

A mystic or spiritual type of person might spend 30 minutes every morning in a deeply relaxed state, imagining how their lives will be if their dreams were fulfilled. This meditative state is invigorating and motivational.

Maybe “the universe” listens in, maybe not.

The practical type is more likely to stand in front of the mirror telling themselves that they are a “confident winner” again and again as they pull out one mental weed after another.

When an opportunity presents itself later in the day in a serendipitous manner, was it the universe?

Or the positive attitude that made you notice and take action?

It doesn’t matter, it works. But instead of just using these techniques for the pursuit of material or financial wealth, why not use them for your personal health and weight loss goals?

 

Use the law of attraction to help to lose weight.

Use the law of attraction to help you lose weight and get fit and slim. The techniques actually work better for goals that are non financial and spiritual in nature.

Your definition of spiritual might involve a God, or it might be related to your own spirit and zest for life being uplifted.

Again, it doesn’t matter…

You should investigate the law of attraction for your fat loss and health goals. If you utilize these principles, the habits of healthy eating and regular exercise come far more easily. It starts with a healthy mind, body and fat loss mindset.

 

wisdom for weight loss

This is one of the basic principles behind many of the articles published on this website. The basic premise is that everyone knows what they should be doing to lose weight.

Everyone knows the tools and the techniques, they just lack the motivation and willpower.

Weight loss willpower can be nurtured in your mind, it is not something that you are born with or without.

So, you start with your mind, your dominant thoughts, these thoughts lead to action. By continuing in your intentionality you make these thoughts stronger and the new habits more ingrained.

Do not be put off by any technical sounding phrases such as Neuro linguistic programming, or the law of attraction. Just make an effort to learn and explore the psychological side of the weight loss battle, then use the wisdom in a way that is comfortable for you.

If you read some of the best self help books, you will see patterns and similar approaches to this same underlying principle.

By continuing these techniques on purpose, you can get over the humps, and through the dip of plateaus or temptations.

The best thing about nurturing a fat loss mindset? It gets easier over time, just like all good habits and skills that we learn.

 

5 Responses to The best self help books and weight loss

  1. Paul Mack August 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Spot on. I stopped trying to manifest things a long time ago. Now I use action plans, notes, journals, and I keep exercising my willpower muscle.

  2. Urban Paleo Chef August 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I read Think And Grow Rich twice, back to back, when I first encountered it. The book was truly inspirational to me!
    You make a great point when you ask the question: when the event happens later that day, was it the universe? And your answer is spot on: “Who cares?!” All that matters is that it worked!

    • Fatloss Mental August 28, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      The original and best since Aurelius or the Buddha…

  3. Charlotte August 28, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    Think and Grow Rich is a great book. I read it for the first time a few years ago. I also recommend checking out The Richest Man in Babylon, 4 Hour Work Week, and Rich Dad Poor Dad. All of those were really good as well.

    • Fatloss Mental August 28, 2013 at 10:54 am #

      You just mentioned 3 of my favorites!