Low Carb Diet 021-The Low Carb Weight Loss Diet Program
Weight Loss 101: Cut the Killer Carbs – One Day to a Healthier You: Part 021-Session 4
So this next section, it’s gonna be thirty minutes on the subconscious mind and there are actually books and books and books, volumes and volumes about the subconscious mind and how that affects our life. But we’re gonna cover all that in thirty minutes.
Weight Loss and Feeble Willpower
Here’s a quote, it says, “Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power, are always an index of how much is not understood about the physical terrain of a disease.” That’s from Susan Sontag.
Basically some people think that obesity is caused by lack of willpower – you’re overweight because you don’t have the willpower – but that’s not true. It’s the insulin that causes you to put on fat tissue. Your body is a well-regulated machine and the hormones regulate what happens. And it’s the carbohydrates in your diet that cause the insulin to pack on the pounds and make those fat cells grow.
We talked about this at the very beginning, willpower never cured anything. Willpower is not the cure for a disease.
Interesting thing is, I was talking to a lady at the back of the room and she said, “Oh yeah, it’s like ten years ago when I stopped smoking.” And I asked her, I said, “Was stopping smoking hard or easy?” She said, “Well, for me it was easy.” And the thing is that once you flip a switch in your mind, once you decide “I’m done eating these refined carbohydrates, I’m done eating this stuff that’s not healthy for me,” once you flip that switch, it’s easy. It requires no willpower.
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How to Lose Weight: What is the Subconscious?
So what is the subconscious mind? Basically your subconscious mind is a giant “super-computer” that you have installed in your head. And what that subconscious mind it does two things: number one, it filters information and number two, it runs programs to make your life easier. The subconscious mind filters information – basically it’s estimated that there are 15 billion bits or pieces of information that enter your sensory experience every second. So all of your vision enters into your perception, the room temperature, the feeling of where your body is, what you’re hearing – all that stuff, your subconscious mind is filtering that all the time and bringing certain things to your attention that it thinks are important.
Your conscious mind, on the other hand, can only do one or two things at a time. That’s why, this is kind of a bad example, but that’s why if you’re in the car and you’re texting you should pull over, because you can’t focus on driving and texting at the same time. If you’re sitting in a crowded restaurant and there’s 50 conversations going on all around you, how many conversations can you really pay attention to at once? For instance, let’s say you’re supposed to be talking to your spouse, and you and your spouse are having a conversation, but the people in the table behind you, they’re having kind of an interesting conversation too and you’re overhearing them. If you’re paying attention to the conversation behind you, it’s really difficult to keep up with the one in front of you. Your conscious mind can’t focus on those two conversations at the same time.
On the other hand, inside that same restaurant, if there are 50 conversations going on, and you hear the table over here somebody mention your name, boom. Your subconscious is following all 50 conversations in the restaurant. And as soon as it hears your name at this table over here, you turn and look. You say, “Who’s saying my name?” And that’s how your subconscious filters information.
Now your subconscious, just like a computer, it runs programs to make your life easier. But it doesn’t judge whether the program is beneficial to you or harmful to you. For instance, driving a car. Just close your eyes for a second, and think about the first time you drove a car. Was it easy or hard? Did it require a lot of attention, or was it second nature? You can open your eyes.
Basically, driving a car is a difficult experience because you have to pay attention to where you’re going, your acceleration, deceleration, right, left, you have to use both of your hands, you have to use one foot and if you’re driving a standard you use two feet. It’s kind of a difficult complex thing. But now when you drive every single day, you just hop in the car and turn the key. It’s second nature, it’s super easy. In fact, you don’t even pay attention to your driving unless something unusual happens, somebody pulls up in front of you. That’s because your subconscious mind just turns on the “drive the car” program. It’s like riding a bike. Riding a bike when you were a kid, you fall off, you fall off, you fall off — it’s hard. Then you get to be an adult and it’s as easy as riding a bike. Because you have the bike-riding program.
Why does the Subconscious Matter?
These same programs happen around food. Your subconscious mind actually makes most of your decisions about food for you. You say, consciously, “I wanna eat something. What am I gonna eat?” You got a bunch of programs in the back that say what’s normal to eat and what’s not normal to eat. For instance, how many of you eat sushi three or four times a week? Somebody does. How about menudo, three or four times a week?
The thing is, the only reason that people don’t eat sushi three or four times a week is that they haven’t installed the program. The only reason you don’t eat menudo three or four times a week is that you haven’t installed the program. And for instance, let’s say you start eating sushi three or four times a week. And you eat over and over and over, week after week after week. Then guess what, you’ve installed the program. Now you’ve got the program installed and that’s what you perceive to be normal.
Uninstalling anti-Low Carb Diet Programs
This same thing happens around what restaurants you go to, you have your favorite restaurants and your favorite foods, how those things got established I don’t know, different reasons for different people. But when you and your wife sit there and say, “Where should we go tonight? Well there’s this, this, this and this,” and it’s the same four, five restaurants over and over you just pull it up out of the subconscious program.
Additionally, a lot of people have been subconsciously programmed that fat is unhealthy since the 1980s and that whole grains, heart-healthy whole grains are healthy. And those are programs that should be uninstalled from your mind. And the reason that this conference is a full-day conference is so that we can start uninstalling those programs and then we also have some tools that will help you do it.
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