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Neuro-linguistic programming is a system of techniques and tools that can be used to help you change your thinking and behavior. Your beliefs, values, and attitudes shape the way in which you perceive the world around you. 

NLP focuses on helping to identify and address the unconscious thought patterns that keep you from reaching your goals, and it can help you to lose the weight that you want. At Premier NLP Life Coaching, NLP practitioner Dennis Carroll can help you to modify your thoughts and behaviors so that you can finally reach your weight loss goals while also becoming happier with your life.

NLP and Weight Loss

For weight loss purposes, NLP works by causing your brain to change the way in which it reacts to different foods. When you use NLP techniques, you can modify the way in which multiple areas of your brain react to specific foods, including the following:

  • Modifying the conscious signals sent by your prefrontal cortex about the enjoyment of certain foods

  • Changing the way that your insula experiences the food

  • Modifying your temporal and parietal lobes so that they enjoy healthy food

  • Modifying your unconscious processes so that your amygdala responds with pleasure to a healthy food choice


NLP helps you to build new pathways in your brain. The more that you reinforce these pathways by choosing healthy foods, the effect of the pathways that you have created with NLP will become stronger.

How NLP Techniques Can Help You Lose Weight

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Strategies in NLP for Weight Loss

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NLP can help you to understand your behaviors and reactions and to change the ones that are not working for you. One key technique that can help with weight loss is called anchoring.


This involves using an internal or external trigger to bring up specific memories, behaviors, and feelings. Anchoring can help you to achieve your desired goals.


Your practitioner will assist you in identifying the underlying issues by using submodalities, sensory acuity, representational systems, and presuppositions. The technique that you choose can be based on your own needs

and preferences.

Practical Neuro-linguistic Programming Strategies


NLP is a very effective strategy to help to increase your enjoyment of exercise. You can use NLP to visualize the way that you will feel when you achieve your goals. You can use visualization during your exercise routine itself to make it more enjoyable.


You can think about the feeling of your blood flowing through your body and appreciate the feeling of being alive. When you concentrate on these types of aspects of exercising, endorphins will be released and allow you to find pleasure in what you are doing.

Using NLP to Increase Enjoyment of Exercise


People engage in emotional eating for a variety of reasons. They may eat to feel better because they were abandoned by someone close to them, and these habits may extend from childhood into adulthood. Whatever the reason that you might engage in emotional eating, NLP can help you to change it. Premier NLP Life Coaching can help you to understand what it is that you really want and work with you to avoid trying to mentally figure out the answer. For example, it is possible that you are simply overeating to feel a sense of satisfaction. When you figure this out, you can determine other things that you want besides a sense of satisfaction. You might figure out that you actually want to feel love. When you determine this, you can then begin to love yourself.


Many people engage in emotional eating because they are emotionally hungry rather than physically hungry. If this is why you eat emotionally, understanding this can help you to avoid triggers that lead you to eat. Being able to turn down food that would normally trigger you can give you a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. Over time, this can help you to lose weight and to feel better.

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