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How Arnold Schwarzenneger Became a Weight-Loss Guru with One Simple Statement

  When you move your body, what do you think about?

Does that sound like a silly question?  Maybe you’ve never thought about such a concept.  Yet, if you’re not purposely thinking the right thoughts, you’re wasting a precious opportunity.

Quantum physics tells us that the outer world (what we see) is created by our inner world (how we feel).  (Click that link to Tweet it) What we believe is what we see and what we focus on is what we get more of.  So, given that knowledge, doesn’t it make sense that if you focus on the right things when you’re moving, you’ll see better results?

Why “I’ll Be Back” Should Be The Title of Arnold’s Self-Help Book

Arnold Schwarzenegger, when he was winning “Mr. Olympia” world titles, said that people who want to grow their muscles should be flexing them at all times.  I believe Schwarzenegger was unwittingly making reference to the quantum concept that what we focus on grows.  I realize that, logically, his statement can be explained by saying that if you flex your muscles their fibers will be stretched as they fill with blood – which will make them grow.  That is the physical explanation, and, yet, the quantum explanation also applies.

You’ve probably never thought of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a quantum physics expert, yet I suggest you take Arnold’s suggestion to heart. (Click that link to Tweet it) Because, as I’ve explained, he is correct in more ways than one.

How to Coax and Encourage Your Muscles for Maximum Efficiency

When you are moving your body, focus on the muscles you’re using.  Your hamstrings, your thighs, your calves, your buttocks, etc. are all working – focus on them and flex them as you move.  Imagine them growing stronger as you use them and they will.

The same goes for your abdominal muscles, your chest, your shoulders, your biceps, your forearms, and so on.  Flex them when you use them.  Focus on them.  Imagine them growing stronger with use.

And don’t just focus on them and flex them; send loving encouraging thoughts to them.  Literally.

Why You Aren’t a Machine and Should Never Treat Your Body Like It’s Broken

Remember that your body is not a machine; holism has replaced the machine paradigm.  We now know that your body’s systems (like your muscles) are more like independent entities, free-agents if you will, who are all voluntarily cooperating to make the larger unit (the total, physical “you”) work.  So don’t ever scold your muscles or berate them with your thoughts – love them, uplift them, and encourage them with your thoughts. (Click that link to Tweet it)

In addition to focusing on them and flexing them.

This concept, by the way, applies to simply walking to your office, walking up the stairs in your home, carrying in your groceries, vacuuming your home, etc.  Just as much as when you’re walking, jogging, lifting weights, or doing any other type of workout.

What Happens If You Try These Techniques Today?

These techniques, remember, are based on hard, scientific data.  Not it- sounds-good, I-hope-it-works philosophy.  And, since you’re going to be walking, lifting things, and otherwise using your muscles all day, every day, anyway – why not try it and see what happens?

I can tell you what you’ll find.  Your body will improve through the process (for many reasons).  I guarantee it.

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques for using quantum physics to finally lose your unwanted weight…

How to Become the Best Boss Your Body Ever Had and Lose More Weight in the Process

  Do you treat your body parts like employees?  Do you expect them to perform their “functions” and berate them when they don’t?  Treating them like employees who are expected to do their “jobs” and getting angry at them (or about them) when they don’t?

I Used to Be an Angry Boss Too!

Weird question?  But stop for a moment and think about the messages you send to the different parts of your body.

For example: How often do you find yourself chastising your stomach when you look in the mirror?  Do you ever find yourself nagging your leg muscles when you go for a walk or jog because they start hurting?  Ever berate your brain for your lack of will power after you surrender to a late-night snacking urge?

Honestly reflecting on these messages is important.  Because the “you” who communicates with your body parts is, of course, the non-physical you.  And sending messages to your different body parts (your brain, your muscles, your digestive system, your stomach, your abdominal area, etc.) that are anything but nurturing, uplifting, loving, and grateful is a huge mistake!

And an enormous missed opportunity too!

Why Your “Employees” Aren’t Listening to You When You Yell At Them

Why?  Because quantum physics has taught us that holism replaces the machine paradigm.  We now know that your body’s different components are not part of a larger machine (the larger “you”).  This includes your physical brain, by the way; your brain is not “who you are”, it is merely a physical tool of the non-physical “you”.  Just like your heart, lungs, muscles, etc.

We now know that your body’s different parts are, literally, a collection of free-agents who are voluntarily cooperating to make “you” function.  In fact, science cannot yet explain why they are volunteering like this.  As bizarre as this sounds, it is actually true.

There is ample research which shows us, definitively, that all of your body’s parts and systems are operating independently and many of them may even have their own consciousness – separate from the larger consciousness of “you” (your non-physical energy).

Put Yourself in Your Body Parts’ Place and Employ the Golden Rule

So recall a time when you volunteered to help someone or some organization.  How would you have felt if the volunteer coordinator, the person in charge of your efforts, never thanked or praised you for your efforts?  Worse still, what if that person actively berated or belittled you for your efforts – chastising you and repeatedly telling you that you weren’t doing well enough!

Would you ever return to help that person or that organization?  Of course not!  You’d find something else to do with your valuable time.  Something else where your efforts and good intentions were actually appreciated.

Just imagine, then, how your body’s different parts must feel when you treat them like that.

But let’s say, hypothetically, that you were volunteering for someone and weren’t doing a good job or what was expected of you.  What would be the best way for the person in charge to handle this?  Yell at you?  Treat you with disrespect?  Chastise you as if your poor performance was being done on purpose?

Of course not!

How to Broker a New Contract With Your Body and Get Everyone Cooperating in Concert

The best way for the person in charge to address your less than expected performance would be addressing your, first and foremost, with respect.  You are volunteering yourself after all!  Then that person should approach you in a kind manner and gently educate you regarding what she wants you to do – treating you like someone who is good and wants to be more effective.

So take my recommendation.  Start treating your body’s systems like you’d want to be treated in a volunteering situation.  What do you have to lose?  Your body’s parts are volunteering to help the larger “you”, after all (and this is true whether you know it or not – and even whether you believe it or not).  And, additionally, you’re communicating with your body’s parts every day anyway?  Why wouldn’t you try doing it in a loving, nurturing, encouraging and grateful way?

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques to use quantum physics to finally lose your unwanted weight…

Why Your Scale Can Be a Worse Enemy to Your Body Than a Super-Sized Trip to McDonald’s

  Throw away your scale?  Why would anyone who wants to lose unwanted weight do such a thing?  Sounds crazy, right?

Maybe not.

My Enemy – My Scale

When I began my journey to lose my unwanted weight, using quantum physics, in 1996 my scale was my enemy.  Perhaps you can relate.  I hated my scale – because every time I got on it, it told me something that didn’t feel good!

In fact, my whole “fat” life, my scale almost always told me what I didn’t want to see.  Even when I was dieting.  Even when I was working out.  Oh sure, there were times where I lost some weight and I was happy.  But, always, given enough time, that scale would once again show me numbers that confirmed that I weighed more than I wanted!

I know what you’re thinking: “Greg, that scale didn’t make you overweight.  That’s not even logical.  The scale was only reflecting the reality that you were overweight; the scale was only the tool that told you how things really were.”

Why Your Scale May Not Be the Friend and Ally You Think It Is

And I’ll counter with these answers.

First of all, we now know know that our universe is not logical in how it functions.  So, when it comes to losing unwanted weight, quantum physics says you can all but throw logic out the window.  After all, what has counting on logic gotten you thus far (except more unwanted weight)!

Second, we now know that there is no such thing as objective reality.  Reality is subjective; quantum physics teaches us that each observer sees her own universe.  Reality does not await our discovery in a pre-determined state.  We create our reality by putting our observations (and, more importantly, our expectations) on the quantum field of sub-atomic particles.

Third, we now know that our outer world, what we see, is nothing more than a reflection of our inner world, how we feel.  Quantum physics teaches us that how we feel always trumps what we do; even the “best” weight-loss actions will not counter how we feel about those actions (and ourselves).

Everything you just read, by the way, is pure, scientific fact.  Not pie-in-the-sky, gee-wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if-it-were-true philosophy.

So, given those scientific facts, think about what a scale might really represent for you.  If you feel overweight, if you believe you’re overweight, if you know you’re overweight, if “overweight” is your state of being, I can guarantee you that all a scale will ever do is confirm those things for you.

Your Scale, Literally, Reflects What You Expect It to Reflect

And, of course, once a scale confirms those things for you, your habitual thoughts and beliefs of “I am overweight” are only solidified.  Which has the unfortunate side effect of making those habitual patterns of thought and belief all the more real for you.  They become an even greater part of your individual universe – your individual reality.

What’s the antidote?  Throw your scale away if you have similar feelings about it to what I did.  Banish your scale as part of your weight-loss routine.  Instead, rely on how you feel and change the stories you’re telling yourself about your eating, your exercise, and your body.  By telling the best possible, believable stories you can.

Set yourself free.  Give yourself a chance to believe and see a new reality.  Feel and see the difference it makes for your weight loss.

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques to use quantum physics to lose your unwanted weight…

How a Light Two-Mile Jog Can Erase a Small Avalanche of Donuts and Pizza from Your Belly

  I recently tried a quantum weight loss experiment, using me as the test subject.  This experiment is typical of experiments I performed to perfect the formulas I teach you in Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat.

Doctor Frankenstein, the Test Subject is Ready!

The basis for this experiment is all surrounding facts I’ve also discussed in this blog:

  • Reality is subjective; each person sees her own unique universe
  • Your thoughts are real, tangible things and they manifest into physical reality for you
  • Your beliefs dictate your expectations and your expectations tell the sub-atomic particles what to form in your material reality

For five straight days I ate the following:

  1. At least four Krispy Kreme donuts (one chocolate-glazed whipped cream filled, one regular-glazed whipped cream filled, one glazed  blueberry cake, and one chocolate-glazed custard filled)
  2. An entire Little Caesar’s sausage pizza for lunch (just the topping though; not the dough)
  3. A regular breakfast and dinner (nothing unusual from my routine)

I did not do any concerted exercise during this period.  By the fourth day I was feeling fat.  And, when I looked in the mirror, I was seeing “fat”.

Now Come On!  How “Fat” Can Someone Actually Get in Four Days?

Although logic would dictate that I would’ve only put on, at most, about four or five pounds with this four-day diet (I did not include actually weighing myself as part of this experiment), the power of my beliefs, and the feelings that accompanied them, were awesome to behold.  Eating these foods that are difficult for me not to call “bad” and doing little exercise had me both feeling and seeing “fat”.

And Really?  How “Thin” Can Someone Actually Get After One Jog?

On the afternoon of the fourth day I went for a jog.  Nothing strenuous – just a couple miles.  Before I left, I was still feeling fat and I lifted my shirt to verify that I was still seeing “fat”.

Jogging is something that I choose to call “good” for my body and I have told myself enough good feeling stories about it that it has tremendous power over how I feel about my body and what I see in the mirror.

As I jogged, I concentrated on how good it felt to be out moving and caring for my body.  I focused on how grateful I was to be outside moving all the different muscles, stimulating my circulation, and pushing sweat out of my pores.

When I returned from my two-mile jog and stretched I noted the following:  I immediately felt “thin”.  And, just as experience has shown me would happen, when I looked in the mirror I saw “thin”.  Just from that one jog!

Although logic would dictate that I wouldn’t have lost any weight from a simple two-mile jog , the power of my beliefs, and the feelings that accompanied them, were awesome to behold.  Doing this exercise which I choose to call “good” and focusing my energy, during this exercise, upon gratitude and joy immediately changed how I felt about my body and what I saw in the mirror.

How Soon Can You See “Thin” if You Start Changing Your Beliefs Today?

I’m not suggesting that going on a two-mile jog, while giving yourself positive affirmations will give you the same results.  If you haven’t changed your beliefs about your weight, your eating, your movement, and your body, such action will most likely not have that effect.

Yet.

Why “yet”?  I am guaranteeing that if you change your beliefs about your weight, your eating, your movement, and your body, to ones that serve you like I have done, you will be able to have results like this.  Well, actually, I’m only passing along the guarantee; the guarantee comes from the reliable and precise science of quantum physics and, thus, from how our universe actually operates.

Today, day number five, I’ve still felt and seen some residual “fat” (that was a lot of eating food I choose to call “bad”, after all).  I am about to go on another light, two-mile jog and I know I will feel almost completely “thin” afterwards and will see even more “thin” in the mirror.

Within 24 hours I will know I’m “thin” again!  And, thus, I will be.

If you do not have this ability yet (with your weight and your body) make sure you are changing your beliefs in these areas to ones that serve you in this way.  My book is a phenomenal resource for teaching you exactly how to do this.

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques for how to use quantum physics to finally lose your unwanted weight…

The Biggest Problem Your Current Beliefs About Your Brain are Causing You

  Which one should matter more to someone who wants to lose unwanted weight?  Your mind or your brain?

“Aren’t they the same?”, you ask.  Good question.  Sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably, but if you’re wanting to lose unwanted weight you should know the difference.

The Most Famous Neurosurgeon You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The famous Canadian neurosurgeon, Dr. Wilder Penfield, is famous for having done seminal research upon the human brain.  You may not have heard his name, but you’re no doubt familiar with all the parts of the brain he discovered and identified.  The motor cortex, the sensory cortex, “left brain”, and “right brain” are but some of Dr. Penfield’s contributions to neurology.

Perhaps Dr. Penfield’s Most Amazing Day in the Lab

There is a story you need to know about Dr. Penfield’s research if you want to finally lose your unwanted weight.  It occurred during his experimentation on the motor cortex.

Dr. Penfield had a research subject whose brain was exposed.  As he stimulatined a part of his subject’s brain with a light electrical charge, Dr. Penfield was amazed that his subject suddenly moved his arm.

“What just happened?”, Dr. Penfield asked his subject.

“My arm moved.”, was his subject’s response.

“Did you move it?”, probed the doctor.

“No, it moved on it’s own.”, his subject answered.

“Can you move it?”, asked Dr. Penfield.

“I think so.”, came the answer.  And then his subject proceeded to move his arm back to it’s original position.

Dr. Penfield was rightfully excited to realize that he had just discovered a part of the brain, that, when stimulated by electricity, commanded his research subject’s arm to move.  He had just discovered the motor cortex!  When Dr. Penfield’s electrical stimulus “commanded” that portion of the brain to do so, his subject’s arm was moved automatically.

Additionally, Dr. Penfield noted that his subject had moved his arm back to its original position without the electrical stimulus.  He was motivated by the thought that he would someday discover the portion of the brain where the actual decision to move the arm was made (not just carried out).

Okay…Dr. Penfield Found the “Where”, Next He Wanted to Find the “How” and “Why”

And here is where you should start really caring about this story, if you  want to lose unwanted weight:  Dr. Penfield never found the part of the brain where decisions are made!

And do you know why he never found that part of the brain?  It’s because there is no part of your brain where decisions are madeIt doesn’t exist.  In fact, nowhere in your physical body does there exist anything that makes decisions – every single part of your body can only execute, or carry out, decisions.

Yet you make decisions every second of every day, don’t you?  You decided to read this blog post a few moments ago.  You decided to go for a walk instead of plop down in front of the television yesterday evening.  You decided to have a glass of water instead of cola earlier today.  And on and on and on.

So who or what is making those decisions if not your brain?

Who Are “You”?  Inquiring Minds Want to Know

It’s your mind.  Or, put another way, your non-physical energy.  Your mind, or your non-physical energy, is most definitely very real.  And, in fact, since it is your mind from where all your decisions are made, can’t we make a case for the following statement:  Can’t we say that your mind, or your non-physical energy, is more “you” than your physical body (the elegant “tool” which carries out your mind’s decisions)?

The ramifications of this for your weight loss are staggering and of ultimate importance.  Learning to harmonize your physical body (which includes the amazing “tool” we call your brain) with your mind, or your non-physical energy, is something you can learn to do.  In fact, it’s something you must learn to do if you have struggled with an inability to lose your unwanted weight.

You’ve heard this referred to as the mind/body connection and, because of new paradigms from quantum physics, this topic is being discussed and written about more and more.

Luckily for us, quantum physics offers us a doorway into the profoundly important skill of harmonizing your body and your mind.  It’s not complicated and it’s actually fun to learn.

Stay tuned to this blog for methods and techniques which will help you do that…