Can Your Mind Make You Fat?Vitality Magazine May 7, 2014
The Link Between Weight Gain and Faulty Mental Programming
by Irina Benoit, CH
Imagine that the part of your subconscious mind which holds 97% of your brain capacity looks like a huge bulldozer. It operates with emotions. It is powerful but it has been moving in a wrong direction, because this powerful machine has been driven by a little child.
The child doesn’t know how else they can make you feel good. The little girl/boy tries to help you the best they can, but she/he doesn’t know how to deal with anger, fear, anxiety, worry … they don’t know how to live your adult life and make adult choices when it comes to emotions. That child is your subconscious mind. You need to take control of your bulldozer and show your mind healthy, new, successful ways of making you feel good without reaching out for food.
There are three primary pathways to subconscious learning: repetition, association and emotion.
This is how the subconscious mind sorts out needed information and initiates certain behaviours and habits.
The more often we experience the same repetitive negative thought\feeling, the more often we repeat a behaviour, the more likely we will continue to repeat it in the future, as the subconscious mind makes an easy pathway to it. This is how we reinforce any habit.
A habit of looking/ thinking/ craving for food when you feel sad, upset, angry, worried, lonely, anxious, depressed, stressed, afraid, overwhelmed or bored …. to reward yourself, to celebrate life…becomes more and more automatic with time.
It is a part of the nature of your subconscious mind to reject negative thought and emotion and look for ways to make you feel good. No one wants to feel insecure, rejected, unloved, not good enough, doubtful or fearful. You have been trained to avoid negative thoughts\emotions since you were a kid.
Your mind got accustomed to seeing only one way to make you feel good by reaching out to food…and the more often you repeat this process, the more habitual it becomes.
You are now using food as a crutch to bring a sense of comfort or satisfaction, security, safety or a feeling of being loved or accepted back in to your life. Yes, your own mind now is looking at food as being a source of feeling a good feeling.
You became an emotional eater because your eating habits are driven by emotions. Emotional eating originates in the subconscious mind. It arises out of the relationship with food. But it has nothing to do with the food.
In the fight between emotion and willpower, emotion always wins. Your willpower comes from the conscious mind, which holds 97% of brain capacity. This is why willpower doesn’t work when it comes to emotional eating.
How can you stop this faulty mental programming?
How Hypnosis Can Help
With Hypnosis you can train your mind to do a better job for you when it comes to food. I have helped more than 10,000 clients stop emotional eating, late night eating, and cravings for unhealthy, fattening foods. It usually takes one to two sessions to stop late night eating or cravings.
Once you have trained your mind to give you real comfort – and not a surrogate of fattening, sugary, salty, greasy foods – you will never need to reach for them again.
When you create congruency between your conscious and your subconscious mind, you don’t need any effort to eat healthy and to stop when you are full.
Hypnosis takes you back to conscious eating by reprogramming your subconscious mind and letting go of negative feelings and unproductive habits. Did you know that both Kim Kardashian and Katherine Middleton have successfully used Hypnosis for weight loss?
Think and Get Thin™ is an 8 hour interactive workshop which features three hypnosis sessions: Freedom from Cravings; Stop Emotional Eating; and Lose Weight and Keep it Off. Participants will discover how to use Self-Hypnosis in their daily lives, allowing them to anchor positive changes in their eating habits, which will enable these habits to become permanent. While the three workshop sessions generate immediate changes in eating habits, listening to the CDs after the workshop makes healthy eating habits automatic.
The result of the workshop is a dramatic change in eating habits right after the event. According to the post-workshop survey, 100% of participants reported one or more of the following: cravings for sugary /salty/greasy foods were gone; late night eating had stopped; making the right choices became effortless; better sleep; feeling positive and in control; lost weight without trying hard; motivated to move more and to be more active.
For more information on the Think and Get Thin™ Workshop coming up on June 7th, along with testimonials and other information, visit www.lastingchangehypnosis.ca. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 271-0695.