From a world leader in behavioural change, the unique way to train your brain to lose weight
PEOPLE get very excited when they start their Slimpods and after the first few days most of them can't wait to jump on the scales and see how they're doing. If they haven't lost much weight they can become disappointed and wonder if the Slimpod's working.
Most feel that way because they've been conditioned by years of failed diets into thinking that the most important thing is what they weigh. What everyone should remember is that Thinking Slimmer is NOT a diet. So forget the scales
In the first few weeks, you may not see your weight changing as much as you expect. That's OK because we create Slimpods to achieve goals, like dropping two dress sizes or one jeans size, not to achieve specific targets such as "lose a stone."
Many people notice their clothes are getting looser and their shape is changing and recognise these as signs the Slimpod is starting to work. Please be patient: doing this properly takes time. Most people expect to lose weight in a few weeks when it's been accumulating for years That's unrealistic.
So keep listening to your Slimpod for as long and as often as it takes until you feel confident you're well on the way to achieving your goal. How long this takes depends on many things because everyone is different.
Some people keep listening every day or night until they reach their goal, while others find their eating habits have changed and they can go it alone. Then “topping up” twice a week is enough – again, everyone is different. Just keep on going until you hit your slimming goal, however long it takes. If you want to lose a lot of weight it might even take you several months.
You really shouldn't be weighing yourself more than once every week or so, and if there's a zero weight loss or even a minor gain one week, don't worry about it. The best thing you can do is regularly measure your bust, waist, hips, arms and thighs and see how they are gradually shrinking as your body shape changes.
You will know from how much less you are eating and how much better you look and feel that the Slimpod is working. So keep going with it.