Want to Lose Weight? Heal Your Eating Disorder?
If you want to lose weight or heal an eating disorder, the most effective technique is to “Only eat while you eat.” What does that mean? Just what it says – just do that one thing. Change your habit of standing in the kitchen while you drink your breakfast smoothie and catch up on the news or your latest Goop YouTube. Stop the habit of not giving yourself enough time, so you’re late, and then you grab and go. You drive through morning rush hour trying to drink that kale mix and not get killed at the same time.
Then at lunch, you scarf down lunch while you scroll through Instagram, What’s App, or Whatever. It doesn’t matter. You get home, and you’re exhausted, so all you want to do is veg out in front of the TV with re-runs of “Friends” or “Family Guy.” And then you beat yourself up because you wonder why you can’t lose weight or keep it off. Sound familiar?
Want to fix it? Mindful Awareness Therapy, along with Hypnotherapy, can help.
How? Become aware of your own thoughts, habits, and beliefs. You can’t change your brain if your own sense organs – your eyes, your ears, your nose, your mouth, lips, and tongue — aren’t joining in. That’s why, if you want to change, you’ve got to make an effort to change. No one can do it for you.
Habits are a bitch to break, right? Neuropathways in your brain can’t be changed by thinking about it, but hypnosis makes it easier. (I’ve had clients who are cops tell me that they can’t eat donuts anymore!)
What to do?
Start by forcing yourself to sit down. Take a deep breath and stay calm and quiet. Make sure you eat something you like and that you enjoy. Close your eyes, and really taste the food you’ve chosen. According to Mary Roach, in Gulp, it’s good to satisfy your fussy taste buds with sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and crunchy at each meal. And while you’re chewing slowly, with your eyes closed, you can ask yourself questions: What do I taste? Do I like this? Will my body and brain benefit from this? This is mindful meditation, and if you can do this three times a day, while you eat, you will change your brain.
So why spend $10,000 going to a fancy retreat when you can do this on your own? As most of my clients know, my therapy is “Do It Yourself Therapy!”
If you need help with changing your mind, your brain, and your habits, just give me a call. (323) 933-4377
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