Teen People — Parallel Tracks Make a Smoother Ride

BrainWeighve has something in common with other effective programs. Additional techniques can be used along with the app’s suggestions, to strengthen and reinforce your intention. Childhood Obesity News has mentioned writing (or printing) by hand, and there is still more to consider about that.

Did you ever run into a problem, an obstacle between you and the goal you wanted or needed to complete? And then you switched frequencies, and did something completely different for a while, and put your mind on other things, and all of a sudden the answer just popped into your head?

Sometimes, all your brain needs is time to process the data in peace, and it will present you with a clear and workable solution. If you lost an important object, the subconscious might give you a dream that shows where the thing is. Your subconscious mind can be a powerful ally, and a lot of the time it is just hanging around waiting to be of service as your efficient intern. (Internal…. intern….. ha ha!)

Brain — listen up!

Apparently, it is possible to amp up that process by sending your inner self some clues about which parts of a crowded life really matter the most. Take the lost wallet, for instance. Sit yourself down and write or print, “I will find my wallet” 30 or 50 times. As we have seen, the hand and brain share a unique connection, and handwriting (or printing, or maybe even doodling) is a splendid way to let the subconscious know that you expect something from it.

The illustration on this page shows two of the places where collaboration between hand and brain and BrainWeighve can be useful. These are exactly the kinds of thoughts that “writing a letter to your brain” could help that gray blob to understand that you mean business. All day long, stuff flows in through the eyes and goes out through the thumbs pushing buttons. But when information comes in by an unusual method, like forming letters on paper with a pencil or pen — well, then the brain has to sit up and take notice.

More ways to enhance the BrainWeighve experience

Another way to create change, which is particularly useful to athletes, is “mental rehearsal.” In the eating realm, such rehearsals could consist of practicing, inside our own heads, various ways of saying no to the people in our lives. We can visualize being shown to a buffet table and saying, “It all looks great. Maybe later.” Or just, “No, thank you.” Try taking a walk alone and saying, “No, thank you,” in a pleasant but firm way, about a thousand times. At some point, it will just roll off the tongue.

Dr. Akshad Singi recommends micro-visualizing: In the evening, he uses a time calendar to set up the day’s schedule, and then in the morning, he visualizes it:

I’ll start writing an article at 7:30 AM. Then, I’ll get dressed up and reach the medicine outpatient department by 9:30 AM. After my duty is over, I’ll have lunch at 2 PM, followed by a nap at 3 PM. Then, I’ll go to the gym at 4…

Granted, this sounds unspeakably boring. Still, it may be worth trying, in preparation for a major athletic event, or when the crazy time comes of doing every possible thing to get into your chosen institution of higher learning. Or to back up your weight loss resolutions.

Bottom line: There are techniques that, used in conjunction with BrainWeighve, can supercharge the experience. You may have heard the expression, “Different strokes for different folks.” Different jokes, different cloaks, different pokes… Not everything works for everybody, so keep poking around until you find something that works for you, and ride it ’til the wheels fall off!

Your responses and feedback are welcome!

Source: “4 Unsexy One-Minute Habits That Save Me 30+ Hours Every Week,” BetterHumans.pub, 09/19/22

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Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the American Society of Animal Science 2020 Conference
What’s Causing Obesity in Companion Animals and What Can We Do About It

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the World Obesity Federation 2019 Conference:
Food/Eating Addiction and the Displacement Mechanism

Dr. Pretlow’s Multi-Center Clinical Trial Kick-off Speech 2018:
Obesity: Tackling the Root Cause

Dr. Pretlow’s 2017 Workshop on
Treatment of Obesity Using the Addiction Model

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation for
TEC and UNC 2016

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the 2015 Obesity Summit in London, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s invited keynote at the 2014 European Childhood Obesity Group Congress in Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2013 European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2011 International Conference on Childhood Obesity in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2010 Uniting Against Childhood Obesity Conference in Houston, TX.

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