Weighty Issues…When you know Better, You Do Better
Recently I’ve noticed that a large number of my clients are dealing with issues related to their relationship with food… Several describe themselves as addicted to carbs or sugar, while others have no idea about the effects of food and junk on their body. My weight control clients are often suffering from painful joints, fatigue and feelings of depression. Many of them are on medication for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, anxiety and depression.
The conditions that go along with weight problems are a direct result of the nature of the foods being eaten. The biggest issues are related to bread, pasta, pizza, junk food and sweets. According to Evolvingwellness.com, “Our natural feel-good brain chemical is the neurotransmitter, serotonin. Our bodies naturally make this in balanced amounts. Sugar raises the serotonin level in our brain. Hence, we can understand why we “feel good” eating sweets. Through this mechanism, sugars cause the body to have a chemical high mentally, which results in a lift in mood. However, the huge problem with this is that over time the body cuts back serotonin production, which results in slight to serious depression. Just by not having a “sugary” substance, one can experience mood swings, unhappiness, irritability and other negative symptoms. Basically put, sugar throws off your natural serotonin balance, and to add to this the brain is now addicted to getting the serotonin high artificially.” Sugar also contributes to inflammation in the body creating arthritis like discomfort in the joints. Sugar also creates acidity in the cells of the body making it easier for yeast, fungus, bacteria and cancer cells to flourish. Sugar is stored as fat in the body and that is the basis for the unwanted weight and the alarming rates of diabetes that we hear about in our culture.
The easiest way to change the chemistry of the body, creating health and wellness, is to change your eating habits. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” It seems that many physicians have given up on that idea and prescribe drugs instead saying that patients are unwilling, or unable to change their eating habits. It is as simple as increasing the amount of dark green vegetables and eliminating junk food, (things that are edible but not food like chips, soda and candy) white flour products and processed packaged foods. Even adding fresh lemon to your water helps balance the alkalinity of the body, reducing blood sugar levels that reduces sugar cravings, according to livestrong.com. Just try it for10 days. If you don’t notice a difference in the way you feel, you can go back to the old habits. If you feel you can’t do it alone, get help. Eating is a habit, just like smoking and sleeping and when habits need to be changed, hypnosis is the fastest, easiest way to make those changes permanent.
The reason my weight loss clients are so successful is because there is no “dieting”. By educating my clients about food and their bodies, they find that when they know better, they do better. By changing their relationship with their body, they realize that their body requires nourishment and fuel, and that comes from food. By eating real food, not edible substances, the body releases unwanted fat. They never feel that they can’t have that stuff anymore, they feel they “don’t want” it any more.