As a weight loss consultant I found from the number of clients I see that there are three key areas to focus along with dieting, to assist you in weight loss goals — your mind, emotions, & gut. These three areas need to be included in your weight loss journey, to reassure you of long term weight maintenance.
1. BREAKING REPETITIVE HABITS
Be aware of your habits and thoughts. We spend most of our day lost in compulsive, unconscious thought. According to Stanford University 90% of our thoughts are repetitive.
For many people these thoughts are not just repetitive, they’re also negative and stressful. This chronic stress can cause inflammation in our bodies and could lead to health problems in the long term.
One of my favourite books is Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body, the mental causes for physical illness.
Research* from Cornell University found that we make about 200 food-related decisions each day. The problem is that most of these food decisions, the researchers found, were made on mindless autopilot.
I recommend practicing mindfulness meditation as one way to become more aware of our health choices and eliminate negative, repetitive thought patterns. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for meditation.
2. BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Instead of punishing your body into submission by restricting foods, be kind to yourself. Make food your friend. Your body is a gift that has taken care of you.
Further, try to pinpoint what you might be holding onto from your past that’s keeping you from your goals. These could be food habits that you have picked up from others in the past.
I consider this emotional healing to be vital in my work assisting clients overcome their health obstacles. I offer private one on one consults relating to past habits and how to overcome them.
3. A SICK BODY CAN NOT LOSE WEIGHT
Recovering from years of unknowingly mistreating your body is not an easy task. As Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”
I often ask my clients when was the last time you had a physical examination. From my experience a sick body cannot lose weight.
The good microbes in your system may be damaged after years of junk food, toxins, stress, and harmful medications— and you might be seeing the effects in your health.
Healing your body is the first step. To break old eating habits, sugar additions and achieve long term weight loss without dieting, Hypnotherapy is proven to be 95% effective in clinical trials. http://enosis.com.au/hypnosis.