Do You Want Independence from Your Food Obsessions?

Do You Want Independence from Your Food Obsessions?

 


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You want to release weight, that’s what’s important to you right? Well, releasing weight is the end result that you’re seeking. The main reasons diets fail is because diets focus on the body, with the ultimate goal being weight loss. Diets act as a band-aid to a problem. Can you lose weight on a diet? Absolutely!  Will you have long lasting results? For 95% of people who go on diets, the answer is NO.

 

Diets tell you “If you eat this way you will lose weight.”

 

However for most people, what they eat is not nearly as important as why they eat.  I have been a vegetarian for 20 years, and I still battled weight issues, until I realized that I needed a mind, body, spirit approach to weight release; not just a diet which only focused on my body and the food I put into it.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that I advocate eating a diet that consists mainly of  fried foods, or fast food, or even processed foods, what I am suggesting is that once you focus on the integration of your body, mind, and spirit, you will naturally and intuitively eat what’s best for your body. I have seen this again and again with my clients.  read more

How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 3)

How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 3)

 

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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)

How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 2)

 


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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)

How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 1)

 


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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.




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What Your Weight Set Point is Telling You

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:

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How to Set the Foundation for Weight Release

How to Set the Foundation for Weight Release

 


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Before your set out on your weight loss journey, it’s best to approach it from a  place where your efforts will be maximized. What I mean by this is, say for example you enter the metaphorical doorway, you set your intention to “lose 40 pounds,” you either start a diet, or an exercise regimen, or you do your own thing. Do you want to set yourself up for failure or success?

 

You’re probably thinking, “Success, of course!”  Well great, you have a positive intention. But what happens to so many people when they start out on this journey is that they haven’t set the foundation. Their inner vibration is not in alignment with their desire of losing, or in my world, releasing weight. So the foundation ends up being cracked, or wobbly, or completely broken and dilapidated.

 

The most effective way to set the foundation for success is to get into the Zone from the starting gate! You may be familiar with the works of Abraham-Hicks; they call this place the Vortex.

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What limiting beliefs are you holding on to?

What limiting beliefs are you holding on to?

I am just sibookstting 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.

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Are You Hiding From the World?

Are You Hiding From the World?

 

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I remember when I was younger and I was afraid to draw attention to myself for fear of ridicule, due to my size. It was always safer to just blend in and stay in the background.  My weight held me hostage until I was in my late teens / early twenties.   Even then I never fully stepped out into the spot light.  I remained partially invisible and only let a bit of my self shine in front of my group of friends.  These friends of mine were the creative types;  they were in the band, in theater groups, year book club,  and photography students.  They were as quirky and as ‘weird’ as I was.  I fit with these kids like peanut butter and jelly .  But still something still loomed over my head…if I was to become totally visible then I would open myself up to some unwanted attention.

 

Weighing in at 160 – 180 pounds at 5’2″ at the age of , I was really afraid of drawing any attention to my weight.  It was pretty crazy thinking – it’s not like my friends couldn’t see with their own eyes that I had a weight problem. However it was the unsolicited comments and criticism in front of my group of friends from those “mean kids'” that was my worry.   read more

The Snow and the Energy Shift

The Snow and the Energy Shift

 

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How’s this winter treating you?  We have gotten slammed with snow here in much of the U.S. I’m not much of a cold weather person but I do love how beautifully fresh snow glistens on the trees.  But when I have to shovel it,  and when it turns to muddy slush, that’s when the novelty wears off for me.

 

Since we live on the coast of Oregon, we don’t get too much snow, but winters can be pretty chilly and wet and winter is not so much a ‘Winter Wonderland’ as it is a ‘gray rain fest’. So to get out of the rain  we decided to take a trip to Mt. Hood.  I braced myself for the cold and the snow, and set out  to meet up with two other couples to enjoy a long weekend in the mountains. 
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Do You Feel You’re Swimming Upstream with Your Weight Loss Efforts?

Do You Feel You’re Swimming Upstream with Your Weight Loss Efforts?

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How many times do you feel like you are struggling with weight loss? 

Do you feel like a fish swimming upstream against a strong and brutal current?

Well it truly doesn’t have to be that way.  Every time you ‘diet’ you are creating some form of resistance.  Whether it’s caused by deprivation, or caused by the strict portion control, or types of foods you are supposed to eat and in what quantities. read more