Unusual Ways You Can Take Control Of Your Weight

Taking control of your weight is a liberating and powerful thing to do. However, people usually fail to do this properly. They don’t do it in a way that really resonates with them, which results n yo-yoing from one end of the spectrum to another. Maybe you just can’t shed those last 5 pounds, or you feel you have a long way to go. Weight loss isn’t just about looking good. It’s about being physically healthy and feeling good too. The unusual techniques outlined in this guide can help you to take control of your weight, but you really need to commit to them. Read on with an open mind…

Affirmations

I’ve read enough self help books by some of the most successful people in the world to know that affirmations work when you give them a chance. I always try to reframe negatives in my mind to positives, and use affirmations when I want to accomplish something. Affirmations are most powerful when you use them every day, maybe even a few times a day. However, you can use them whenever you feel you need to. It’s all about changing our beliefs, right down on a subconscious and unconscious level. You might not think you believe you’re destined to be ‘fat’ forever, but your unconscious mind might think it. By using positive affirmations to change this, you can make so much progress. However, you wouldn’t use a phrase like:

  • ‘I am not destined to be fat forever’. – this statement still sounds negative, especially since it includes the words ‘not’ and ‘fat’.
  • ‘I am in full control of my weight. I feel and look more amazing with each passing day’ – this is a much better statement, as it’s all positive and you include the way you feel in it, which is important.

Ultimately, using something that makes you feel good when you say it is essential. Of course simply saying these things and not believing them, or doing things to sabotage them won’t work. You also need to take steps to control your weight, such as eating the right foods and maybe even natural remedies marketed as an appetite suppressant. The good news is, affirmations can make taking these action steps easier.

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Visualisation

Visualisation is another tool that some of the most successful people use. By taking just 5-10 minutes a day to visualise, you can pull your desired result to you. Sounds crazy, but it’s true! It’s another way of reprogramming yourself too. So, how do you visualise? Go somewhere quiet and get comfortable. Close your eyes and imagine what it would be like to have the body of your dreams. What would it look like? How would you act? What kind of words would you say? How would your life be different? Most importantly, how would you feel? Bask in this little scenario for as long as you like. Do it before bed for great results!

EFT

EFT is the Emotional Freedom Technique, and works on changing your beliefs at every level. The key to getting this right is completely de-stressing before you begin. You then use a set up statement, before tapping around your meridian points saying your negative beliefs out loud. You do about 3 rounds of this, before you continue with the beliefs and affirmations you want to have about your weight and body. If you do this enough, and deal with all of the emotional stuff that comes up, you’ll be well on your way to controlling your weight. There are a ton of videos online to help you!

What do you think of these techniques?

Everything You Need To Know About Lip Fillers

I’d be lying if I said I’d never thought about having lip fillers. When literally every other girl on Instagram, Facebook, and the street has lip fillers, you start wondering what you’d look like with them yourself. I blame Kylie Jenner! When something becomes the norm, it’s natural to think about it. It’s not that my lips are really thin or anything like that. They’re alright. They’re not Angelina Jolie pillowy, but they’re pretty nice lips, especially when I line them and wear a good lipstick. But even so, lip fillers are something I have considered, and still consider sometimes when I see what a difference they can make to somebody’s face.

That being said, I know that some people take it too far. They start off subtle, then end up with massive lips to rival Pete Burns in no time. I wonder how they think that it looks nice, but I suppose it’s all too easy to go OTT with it. That’s the scary thing about it. You can almost get addicted to making changes! As this is something I’ll probably still consider from time to time, I thought I’d put together some facts and stuff about them if you feel the same. Read on if you’re interested!

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How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

This is something that puts me off. Depending on the kind of lip filler you have, it can last anywhere from 3-12 months. It’s a lot of money to have your lips filled – ranging anywhere from £150 (be cautious of cheap practitioners) to £300. That’s just in my area! In some cases, it can cost thousands. As it costs so much money, I want it to last you know, FOREVER! I don’t want to get into the habit of having them done if I have to splash so much cash on them. Maybe I don’t want them done enough?

Are There Different Kinds Of Lip Filler?

Of course there are. Some last longer than others, and can give you a slightly different result. There are far too many to list here, so you’ll need to do your own research. Be mindful that each practitioner will usually have a formula they prefer over others.

Who Should Do The Fillers?

You should do your research and choose a pro to do your fillers, not just somebody who is offering treatments on the cheap. This is your face you’re messing with! You could consider lip enhancement done by a dental professional, who can then do your teeth too – the whole shebang! It’s always better to spend a little more and play it safe so you know you’re getting a good result.

What Will My Lips Look Like?

This depends. You can inject in just your bottom lip, your top lip, or different areas to create your preferred shape.

What If I Don’t Like My Lips?

Luckily, you can have the filler dissolved if you really don’t like them. This is why you should increase them gradually rather than going for that ‘Kylie Jenner’ pout right away!

Alternatives To Lip Fillers

There are some alternatives to fillers if you don’t want to go down that route right away. You can slightly overdraw your lips with liner then fill in with lipstick. Just make sure it looks natural – too much and you’ll look like a clown! You can also use a Fullips device, but make sure you follow the instructions. I always use mine for temporary fullness while doing my makeup!

Don’t do something like this lightly – it’s your face after all!