Weight Loss: If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

By David Meine

My idea for a different approach to the age-old problem of losing weight came from a conversation with my foster father, Tom, about 10 years ago.

My wife and I were sitting with Tom on his back porch up in the mountains of Colorado, when our chat drifted to the frustrations of dieting.

At 400 pounds, Tom had tried almost every diet out there, with no lasting success. This time, though, he made an interesting comment:

“I bet I have gained and lost 1,000 pounds over my lifetime.”

At that moment, my wife and I looked at each and knew it was time. We had to do something to help him.

Within a couple of months of working with diet and weight loss experts, we came up with a unique weight loss plan—IdealShape, which takes advantage of something every person has: a brain! More importantly, the system we developed focused on how to harness the power of the brain.

Our product helped Tom lose 150 pounds in one year; improving his quality of life and helping him keep the weight off. Eventually, Tom became the inspiration for my new book.

Does Tom’s story sound familiar?

Do you remember thinking, “I keep struggling with weight and no matter what I try, it doesn’t work.”

And, “I’m frustrated and don’t know what to do.”

These are sentiments all too frequently expressed by people just like you.

Our weight loss system helps people like you redefine your definition of the word ‘change,’ and move through the many myths that have stood in the way of you reaching your goals.

Let’s talk about Betty.

Betty had a short timeframe to lose 30 pounds, and had no idea of how to do it. Having tried at least 12 diet plans, nothing had ever worked.

My first consultation question to her was, “Why the rush? Why so fast?”

“I’m going on vacation and will be wearing a bikini in front of family and strangers. I can’t go on vacation looking like this,” said Betty.

I then asked her what she was changing in her lifestyle to lose that much weight.

Betty rattled off a list of eight things she was going to do to lose the 30 pounds.

Then I asked Betty how long she had been 30 pounds overweight, to which she answered, “four to five years.”

Finally, I asked her to close her eyes and tell me if she could visualize herself wearing a bikini, looking the way she wanted to look.

She started crying, and I could see Betty’s emotion come through. After a long pause I heard her say… NO.

I said to her in the kindest way that I could muster up that her body will not change unless she truly changed her mindset at the subconscious level.

How do I do that? Betty asked.

Betty’s question brings me back to an important point: that weight loss begins and ends in your mind.

Many people have, admittedly, never thought of weight loss in this light. If you fall into this category, rest assured and remember that learning how to visualize achieving your goal is a first, key step to weight loss success.


About the author

David Meine is the co-founder and vice president of product development at IdealShape, a wellness company that emphasizes the importance of mind over body when it comes to weight loss. Since completing an advanced degree in hypnotherapy at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Meine works with industry experts on developing effective ways to change the brain for positive weight loss success. Meine created the Audio Brain Training CD series, published IdealShape for Life and has motivated thousands of people as a professional speaker. Meine has seven children, ten grandchildren and lives in Utah with his wife, Carla.