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How To Lose Weight With A Fun NLP Tool

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About 2 years after my son was born, I decided to lose the last of my “pregnancy weight.”

Or rather, my “I eat too much crappy food” weight.

After all, my son was 2 years old.

Pregnancy had nothing to do with my added poundage – and more to do with adding pizza and pretzel goldfish into my diet.

So I sat myself down for an honest conversation – writing to me via that “soul megaphone” called “a journal.”

What I discovered was… I consider myself a discerning person.

Professionally, I always super-care that each of my books and video courses were written and designed at their highest level.

Plus, personally I’m discerning about the clothes I wear – because I care about showing up at my best.

So…if I’m discerning about these many, many things – I should be discerning about the foods I allow to enter my mouth.

Pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and pretzel goldfish are NOT the food choices of a discerning person.

After writing about this in my journal, I reawakened my identity as a discerning person.

I used this word “discerning” as my “mantra” to think about whenever I was tempted to eat crappy foods.

I then became more motivated to be pickier about my food choices.

After all, discerning people make discerning food choices!

Yep, simply by reminding myself that I embrace the value of discernment, I wound up eating more wisely – and slipping into my favorite skinny jeans!

I realized later that by “owning” the word “discerning” I was practicing a form of NLP- Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

I then developed a range of other New Vocabulary Words to practice to inspire me to slim down and tone up – words like “backwards food” and “forwards food” and “appreci-eat” – which I explain more about in my video course on Masters In Life.

But that’s not the end of this story about the word “discerning.”

After I began to use the word “discerning” as a mantra, I started to be more discerning in many other areas – besides food.

Soon I found that I was being more discerning about my schedule (more careful about how I was spending my time – and who I was spending time with).

Plus, I started to be more discerning about how my home looked (tossing out old worn out furniture and old worn out clothes, re-organizing papers, books, shoes – and giving away Ari’s old toys). 

It’s really quite amazing the power Neuro-Linguistic Programming and mindful “word choice” has upon one’s life.

Looking to slim down and tone up – and stop emotional and binge eating – for good? Want to feel confident and comfortable in your skin – every day? Check out my video course STOP EMOTIONAL EATING!


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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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