Weight loss has become a big concern for many people and as a result all sorts of weight loss programs have been tried. Some work and but many don’t.
Reasons why you may be battling with weight loss
• No time to prepare healthy meals
• Lack of willpower to exercise
• Lack of will power to eat healthily
• Not knowing where to start
• It’s all too hard
• You’ve tried before, succeeded and then gained it all back again
New ideas about weight loss
According to recent studies, the key to losing weight may be in breaking the emotional bonds that people have with food.
For people with emotional eating issues, physiological help resulted in almost twice as much weight loss1
In a study done in 2016, researchers were able to work out what helped with more weight loss and found that:
Learning how to have unwanted thoughts and emotions, not to act on those thoughts and emotions, but to take actions instead that fit your goals and values.
Being clear about your personal values and connecting those values to the actions you’re taking.
Another study found that Emotional eating is most often defined as (over)eating in response to a negative emotion.2
Food is used in an attempt to self-medicate and self-regulate mood and that tension often preceded urges to eat.
According to Dr Bradley Nelson, founder of The Emotion Code©, “The trapped emotions that we develop from experiences that we have been through in our lives oftentimes manifests as fat, which is like armour that protects us from negative people and negative circumstances. Getting rid of your emotional baggage can actually help you to lose weight.”
Is it true hunger or emotional hunger?
According to the Mayo Clinic, the following chart will help you to work it out.3
• It develops over time
• You desire a variety of food groups
• You feel the sensation of fullness and take it as a cue to stop eating.
• You have no negative feelings about eating.
• It comes about suddenly or abruptly.
• You crave only certain foods.
• You may binge on food and not feel a sensation of fullness.
• You feel guilt or shame about eating.
Emotional eating may fill you up for a short time but will often leave you feeling more emotional than before. This cycle will continue until the emotions behind the eating are resolved or reset.
The human body is a very highly complex energy field
Scientists now realize that the human body is a very highly complex energy field. As a result, our thoughts and emotions can affect us in a variety of ways and some of those thoughts and emotions can cause you to hold onto excess weight. In fact, it would be better not to refer to losing weight, but rather “excess weight release.” Losing something is not always considered a good thing.
If you have been trying to reduce your weight and nothing seems to be working, then you may need to start looking for fresh new ways to find out what is happening and finally reduce your weight.
Disconnecting emotional connections to food, using a combination of therapies, like the Emotion Code, EFT and coaching is a good place to start and be the perfect weight for your body.