Change Your Mind About Weight Control
It was only a couple of generations ago, at most, that there was real deprivation amongst a significant proportion of the population. For millennia, hunger has been a normal state of existence which has genetically programmed humankind to feed whenever the opportunity arises. And, suddenly, within the space of a few short decades, we are surrounded by an obscene abundance of excessive amounts of cheaply available food processed to include disproportionate amounts of cheap fat, sugar and salt.
Welcome to the fat-fest. Suddenly the only limit on what we can consume is popular culture. Instead of milk white pudginess being elitist and aspirational, it’s now the fate of the majority who can’t afford to dedicate themselves to deprivation with the draconian supervision of the personal trainer or latest diet fad.
Toned, tanned, buffed, de-fluffed, surgically enhanced, minimised or restricted, drugged by diet doctors, dictated to by healthy-eating Nazis, lollipop-headed Barbie bods fill our magazines and tell us how we should look and make us feel like big fat failures.
So here’s a radical thought… supposing you were able to think, feel, act and eat like at naturally healthy person. You may be anywhere on the spectrum of sizes zero to 20, have a 32 to 40 inch waist, 14 to 18 inch collar. You want to exercise because it’s fun. You enjoy and savour everything you eat. You deal with stress by facing the issues you are confronted with, so comfort eating becomes unnecessary and ludicrous to you.
Learning to be comfortable in your own skin, balance your physical needs for energy and appreciate food as one of life’s great pleasures requires a neurological shift that can be achieved with self hypnosis. Learn how to value food as nutrition and not regard it as the enemy, enjoy what you eat and stop punishing yourself for being ‘bad’, take responsibility for the choices you make and you’ll never need to diet again.