It’s Not Just About The Food, Is It?
How long have you struggled with secret compulsions, self hate, anxiety eating, starving and binging?
Are you dragging around a few extra pounds or a few hundred?
We live in a society that despises us if we don’t look like those skeletal thin models.
You deal with judgment and prejudice every day. It costs you in so many ways. Overweight people earn less. Get skipped over for promotions. Get discriminated against when applying for a job.
Forget about dating. That’s tough enough if you’re thin. When you’re not, it’s torture.
So you isolate yourself, stay home and watch TV. And eat to sooth the pain. Until finally you feel like you can’t take it anymore.
You get to the point where you can’t stand it another moment. So you gather up all your willpower and resolve to “this time” really change. You sign up at the health club, you clean out your cabinets and the fridge and you start your new diet and exercise plan.
You know that this time it will be different. For a week you do so well. You even lose a few pounds. Maybe the second week nothing happens. And you start to weaken your resolve. By week three you are seeing chocolate cake and ice cream everywhere. Someone has a party at work and they bring in donuts and chips and candy and pie and they say, “Oh just have a bite…”
One bite and all the will power and self denial in the world can’t hold it back…There is a void that must be filled. And food stops the pain. For a while. And then it starts all over again.
Now you feel the shame of failure, you beat up on yourself, berate yourself for being weak. Then you weigh yourself and somehow in spite of all the agonizing, you’ve gained a pound or two.
Like so many times before you end up defeated, depressed and perhaps even enraged at the unfairness of it all.
You’ve tried the drugs, the shakes, weighing your food, counting calories, 12 step programs. Nothing seems to work.
So you check into surgery. Maybe if they staple your stomach you’ll finally shed the pounds. Of course it costs $25,000 and you could die in the process. But somebody at work got it done and she looks great now…even though she can only eat a tiny morsel at a time and if she’s not careful food gets stuck on the way down.
Stop! There is another way!
- Stop Starving yourself on one fad diet after another.
- Lose weight without a struggle and keep it off.
- Reprogram yourself so that you crave exercise the way you used to crave comfort foods.
- Retrain your metabolism to burn off excess calories even at rest.
- Heal old hurts and clear toxic emotions such as anger, sadness, fear, guilt and shame that are stuck in your body’s cellular memory.
- Delete negative beliefs and limiting decisions that are still operating beneath your awareness every day even though you adopted them as a kid.
- Reprogram your self talk so instead of beating yourself up you begin to build your self esteem.
- Learn powerful techniques to disable fear, anxiety, panic and replace them with calm, resourceful confidence.
- Program fitness goals out into your future in a way that makes them inevitable and more.
It’s not just about the food, is it?
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Case Study: Childhood Trauma Linked to Comfort Foods
Sarah came to me frustrated because she would find herself eating Ice cream in large quantities several times a day. She was also addicted to high-carb “comfort foods” like macaroni and cheese.
At age 5, it was she who discovered the body of her father after his fatal heart attack. She sat with the body for many hours before anyone else came home. Her dad had often taken her for ice cream and had loved macaroni and cheese.
Using Time Line Therapy TM, we released Sarah’s childhood trauma. We also used Time Line Therapy to release her pertinent limiting decisions and beliefs. We used NLP Submodality techniques and Swish Patterns to change her internal representation of macaroni and cheese and ice cream.
Almost a year after our work together, Sarah still hadn’t touched macaroni and cheese. She was able to eat ice cream, but now in moderation. She changed the way she had been eating in general and began to follow a nutritional plan (not a “diet”) that worked well for her body. She also instituted a sensible program of moderate exercise. Not surprisingly, she also lost weight.
Case Study: Every Diet In The World
Mary had been on every diet in the world at least twice. She had struggled and struggled to lose weight, never losing more than 8 pounds.
She had a number of limiting beliefs and low self esteem issues. She had also had gotten pregnant and married as a teen. The relationship turned abusive and although she eventually left it, there seemed to be some residual scars.
The day before we were to work together, Mary, “mysteriously” hurt her back. She almost “backed” out of working with me. But I insisted that the back issue was actually part of what was in need of healing and we did several sessions in her living room rather than postpone our sessions. We released her negative emotions (which are often carried in the physical body) and limiting decisions and beliefs about herself. Her back problem rapidly healed.
Within a week or so she began working out with a Pilates instructor and doing regular cardiovascular workouts. She also had some positive relationship shifts with her current long-term boyfriend. We did NLP Submodality shifts and Anchoring as well as Hypnosis at each of her sessions.
Result: She lost 8 pounds the first week. Note: We had to release her limiting beliefs that 8 pounds was all she would ever be able to do since that’s all she had been able to lose in the past.
After 8 weeks, Mary had lost 20 pounds. The most significant part of this intervention was the lack of stress and increased amount of ease with which Mary shifted her focus from obsession with food to focus on health and well being. She was not on a “diet” She just started making better choices. A number of troublesome issues in her life seemed to resolve themselves. She began to feel more resourceful and positive with fewer mood swings and negative states.