A shift can happen layer by layer. If there is something that you really want to show up, give it space to enter. This when and where you say yes.
By definition, the things we want to "lose" hang on simply because we won't let them go. Why? It is hard to get past the current image, to step out and step up without fear. But, if you remove the negative connotation to the word or situation and practice in their opposite things change rapidly.
The reason that diets or other things of that nature do not work is they reinforce a negative view of your image. If you say "I am on a Diet" This equates to: I do not like my body, depravation, I am heavy and unhealthy. Before any pounds can be shed, the habitual view we base our self judgements on must be altered and that begins inside.
Shifting.. What if you honor your vessel and you want to feel better mentally and physically? Begin with celebrating the body instead of comparing, condemning and loathing it. This alters the perception of intake. When you work from the inside out (developing the love for self) the quest becomes positive and affirms making healthy choices. If you eat for your health and well being, instead of habit or masking the obvious..the body/mind react to your honor. It is truly re-training the mind and then the body follows. Everyday by installing the affirmation, results will yield to the positive. It works, it is free, it is healthy, and a life style that will alter your entire Being.
The first step is really listening to the language inside your head and out the mouth. When you establish (recognize) your habits it is much easier to quell them. Next is to affirm your intention everyday, over and over. The last, and oh so important is to put it into motion. You will discover as the mind is re-trained, you lose interest in the so called "bad" desires and habits. This is not an easy road but it is the one that takes you many places..
Observe your thoughts, clean them up. Give honor and reverence to the new you.. be your change inside out (dl)