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Do You Want to Lose Weight…or Release Weight?

I’m often asked why I say “release” weight rather than “lose” weight.
See for yourself:

Get quiet. Close your eyes.
Say to yourself a few times:

“I want to lose weight.”

Notice the sensations in your body.
Clear that away and then say to yourself:

“I want to release weight.”

Again, notice what that feels like. Open your eyes.

What did you notice?

Please share your experience below!

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12 Responses

  1. Deb

    When I say “I want to release weight”, I feel my fat is melting and leaving my body. When I say “I want to lose weight”, I think of another stupid diet.

  2. Sarah

    I tried it thinking there wouldn’t be any difference but it was weird. When I said I wanted to lose weight, its like my heart started beating harder as if getting stressed out. When I said I wanted to release weight, my body remained calm and almost relaxed. Kind of cool – don’t like stressing my heart you know. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s great, Sarah! I’m glad you so clearly noticed a difference. Going forward, continue to use the word “release” to help support you to release weight with greater confidence and ease. Warmly, Diane

  3. Maureen

    When said I want to lose weight I immediately felt like it was hopeless and it was set up for another failure. But I found as I journaled it was more than that. Losing something is usually a negative thing. I have lost very important people in my life as well as my childhood, so that was quite an AHA! moment for me. When I said I release the weight, it was by choice. I was set free. There is so much more to it but for now I hope what I have written will speak to someone else.

    1. Dear Maureen,
      Thank you for sharing. Yes, I believe this helps others. The words we use define us in ways that can either hold us back or set us free. Your post is an example of this. Thank you for letting others know the power of how a simple word shift in the weight release journey makes a huge difference. Blessings, Diane

  4. The difference to me was pretty subtle, but noticeable, and attached to the word “release.” When you say the word “release” in your head, it causes an emotional feeling that goes with a physical feeling and seems to pair up with the idea of releasing stress. Breathe out… say the word “release” in your head, and feel the tension exiting your body.

    1. Hi Lauren,

      I’m glad you tried this and noticed the difference. It really helps to think of “releasing” the weight from your body rather than “losing” it. Changing your thinking allows the weight to release more effortlessly. Thank you for sharing!


  5. Donna

    When i say i want to lose weight my body tenses and becomes closed off . when i say i will release my weight i relax and feel like im melting my fat away

  6. Rosalyn Joseph

    When I said “I want to lose weight”, I felt slow moving energy. When I said “I want to release weight”, I felt energy moving from my head and finger tips move throughout my body, down to my feet! Now I going to walk in the grass to release the energy!

    1. Rosalyn… That’s awesome!

      Thank you for sharing your experience with this exercise. I’m glad you could feel the difference between lose and release. Walking in the grass sounds lovely. Enjoy!


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