Thursday, October 8, 2009


I remember a long time ago when I sat in a Weight Watcher's meeting and they passed out a flyer about visualization. It went something like: "if you visualize yourself eating less, you will eat less". I guess it has something to do with the self-fulfilling prophecy.

Lately, a certain sort of visualization has popped into my mind and it has been quite helpful! I am not sure how it began but hey...whatever works for now I will take! ~You see, when I eat healthy things or drink water I can picture it going through my body clearly and efficiently (not a pretty picture still).
~When I think about junk food going through my body (even the yummy stuff) I picture it like a big, gross, gooey, grimey hair clog (you know you've all seen one) trying to go through my intestines. Before I even began eating better I completely gave up soda. Not because I do not like it, but it literally hurt my stomach in ways that nothing else does! I even picture soda going through my body like gasoline. Try sucking down a Diet Pepsi while picturing gasoline...I took a sip of hubby's soda out of habit and after not drinking it for a few months it literally tasted like complete chemicals.
~ Do you use visualization to get you to your goal? What are some things you have visualized or am I the only crazy one?


Jennefer said...

I also saw a good trick for teaching yourself to not like food. I've never tried it, but it seems like it could work. You take your favorite food, chew it up, spit it back onto the plate and then eat it again. It's a technique they use in food disorder clinics. It would definitely change your perspective on how yummy you perceive a food to be!

Silcox Stories said...

I am firm believer in visualization, but have never even thought about relating to food. Very interesting; I'm anxious to test it out. I too stopped drinking soda a while ago and while I still crave it sometimes, when I taste it; it tastes nothing like it did when I liked it!