Food and Emotions: The Key to Weight loss

Food and Emotions: The Key to Weight loss

Weight Loss “Tens of millions of Americans vow each year to lose weight in the New Year, and while their intentions are good, most of the time their results are not. It’s estimated that only 8 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them.”

Food , Emotions and Addiction

The YouTube clip above is taken from the movie, “What the Bleep, do we (k)now!?” and is presented by Dr. Joe Dispensa.  In it he describes the biochemical processes that result in addiction. What we repeatedly do, say, and express to ourselves becomes our reality. We are co-creators after all.

So what does addiction have to do with weight loss? It is the key to weight loss. The challenge is to figure out the emotional triggers that lead you to unhealthy food choices, and change them. And that is not an easy job. But it can be done.

The more often we feel the same emotion, the easier it manifests. Your neural net will respond to your repetitive instructions. New synaptic pathways will be created. the longer the behavioral instructions the greater the number synaptic pathways. In other words you have instructed your neural net to create synaptic pathways that will keep you emotionally and biochemically in weight loss hell.

This process can be reversed. Many researcher believer that it takes about 3 weeks to either create or break a habit. Looking at it another way, you rewire your brain. Once you are able to replace one behavior for another, weight loss becomes child’s play.

In the article below. Shekyra DeCree, of Columbus, Ohio, lost 100 pounds after recognizing the emotional connection she had to food.

Food and Emotions: 90 percent overlook key to weight loss, survey findsShekyra DeCree, of Columbus, Ohio, lost 100 pounds after recognizing the emotional connection she had to food. In a recent national survey by Orlando Health, only 10 percent listed the mental aspects of dieting as important.

Tens of millions of Americans vow each year to lose weight in the New Year, and while their intentions are good, most of the time their results are not. It’s estimated that only 8 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them. Even if weight is lost initially, it usually returns. Studies show nearly 2 out of 3 people who lose 5 percent of their total weight will gain it back, and the more weight you lose, the less your […]

 

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