The Link Between Overeating and Lack Consciousness
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Because we are more than our bodies, many times our eating habits have deeper implications than what appears on the surface.
When you think of the act of overeating, it’s stuffing oneself, trying to fill a void, & never really getting enough. All of these aspects boil down to lack consciousness.
Now this may not apply to you, but it does warrant some looking into.
I remember a very clear memory of when I was a child at the dinner table, it went something like this – my parents, my sister, my brother, and I would all be sitting down for dinner, and my brother would always attempt to steal mine and my sister’s meatballs off of our plates. Now keep in mind, in our house food was always plenty! But I remember eating so fast, so that I could have seconds of the meatballs before my brother had a chance to eat them all. This is a very profound memory, because of the dynamic that existed in my traditional Italian, patriarchal family. As a young girl, the message I received was that the males ranked higher on the totem pole. My sister and I even joked and called my brother the Messiah.
Top 11 Tips on How to Make Peace with Sugar
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In my last blog I talked about how sugar is not the enemy. Today I’d like to share with you my top 11 tips on how to make peace with sugar. Like I said before, sugar is not the enemy (well, it is if you’re a diabetic) but…
Sugar is the Enemy when…
- * you overindulge on it
- * you are unable to control yourself around it
- * you become addicted to it
- * you use it as a substitute for other needs that aren’t being fulfilled
So to make peace with sugar, here are some must do’s:
Sugar is NOT the Enemy!
(Unless of course you have diabetes or food sensitivities to sugar)
I know you have probably heard over and over again that you should avoid sweets at all costs. Or you may have been convinced that it’s better to substitute sugar with (poisonous cancer causing) sugar substitutes.
But I am here to tell you that sugar (natural, raw, organic sugar, and natural sweeteners like maple syrup) is not the enemy! Your body has amazing intelligence and it knows what to do with sugar (in moderation!). On the other hand, It does not know what to do with saccharine and all those other man made toxic science projects.
Sugar is the Enemy when… read more
Feeling Stuck? 5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Weight Release!
We all have periods where we get in a rut or we feel stuck and unmotivated. Well the best way to
change that and to kickstart your weight release is to change things up a bit! The human body is
designed to automate systems and actions which is a good thing for the most part. However, over
time, the body and brain work together to create and sustain patterns and behaviors that may not
be in your best interest. Habits get created and deeply ingrained, and they become difficult to break.
You become hard wired as a result of your thoughts, feelings, and actions of the past. Every time you
react to an emotional or environmental trigger in a certain way, the pattern of behavior gets more
deeply ingrained and automatic. But don’t fret, there’s good news, you can reboot and re-program!
Step 3 to Achieving Independence from Food Obsessions
If there was any step that is more important than all the others when it comes to eliminating your food obsessions, I would say it would be step 3.
In my last two blog posts we went over Step 1 – Tuning In, and Step 2 – Discovery. Once you’ve Tuned in and discovered what’s at the heart of your food obsessions, now you can move on to Step 3 – the Clearing step!
The reason why the clearing step is the most important, is because of the way we are wired. Science has shown, that by the time we reach adulthood, 95% of what we do, think, and feel are conditioned subconscious programs. read more
How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 3)
EFT Tapping points
Today I am going to explain an easy technique, called EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, that is a powerful tool to shift your weight set point, as well as delete old subconscious programs that no longer serve you.
First of all if you answered the questions on fear or old stories that were the focus of the last two blog posts, you will also want to use EFT tapping on the results of those results.
But first, if you are unsure of what EFT is or how it works, I recommend clicking here for a complimentary video lesson and downloadable worksheets.
Once you see how it works and practice a bit, you can use it to tap on instructing your body to create a new weight set point.
An example of how to tap on a new weight set point, I would use the conversational tapping approach and simply tap on the EFT tapping points on the head and torso, as shown in the photo above while stating your new desired weight set point. See below for a sample tapping exercise: read more
How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 2)
If you’ve been following this mini series of shifting your weight set point, you’ve probably started thinking about ways in which your subconscious behavior supports your weight set point.
In yesterday’s post I offered up 8 questions to get your mind working to see what’s keeping your weight set point securely rooted. The questions centered around fear. Many times we there’s underlying fear that prevents us from releasing weight.
Today I’m going to talk about stories.
Are your stories keeping your weight set point alive and well?
Stories are those conscious or subconscious messages that we believe or that we’ve been conditioned to believe about our situation, our weight, our life, etc. read more
How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 1)
Since just about everything in your life has a set point based on your mindset, patterns, habits, beliefs, and stories; the only way to experience a break through is to first focus on your inner game.
When focusing on your inner game let’s look at the gremlin – fear. Fear can be one of the biggest players in keeping a set point alive and well. You may not be consciously aware that there’s some underlying fear, however let’s explore this a little bit further.
Ask yourself the following questions: read more
What Your Weight Set Point is Telling You
Every thing in our life has a set point; your money, your success level, and even your weight.
When you examine your past and graph out your weight ranges and the duration of time that you weighed in those specific ranges, you will learn a lot about your weight set point.
For me, I have two very defined weight set points. These two set points are weights in which my body gravitates back to, if I don’t rewire them at the energetic and subconscious level. The first weight range is 160-169, which for my height is considered overweight. The second is 140-145, which is considered within a healthy range for my height (5’2″) and age.
When I graph out my weight over my adult years, it looks like a bell curve:
What limiting beliefs are you holding on to?
I am just sitting here, thinking about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, our weight, our value in this world, etc. We all have stories and limiting beliefs. Many of us have money stories, body image stories, weight stories, success stories, relationship stories, and more. The key to eliminating the stories that don’t serve us is to recognize them.
A couple years ago, one of my limiting beliefs (or stories) was that a woman my age would have a very hard time releasing weight.