*** Question From Reader *** “Hi Andrea I am doing weight watchers for around 3 months and I have lost almost 30 pounds.I was pretty good but the last two weeks I don’t know what happen I started to reach for food without thinking. Sometimes I eat until I get sick and after that I throw up all the food. I know that is a big problem. I don’t want to have bulimia but I need help. How to control my mind – because my stomach is not the problem, because I get full pretty easy, the problem is I can’t stop my mind telling me reach for food. Please If you have some words that can help me I will be really thankful to you… Thank you very very much Lulu”
*** My Response *** Dear Lulu, This may surprise you… Your body and mind are connected. In fact, they are actually one-in-the-same. This idea that we’ve had in the past that our body is dangling down below and the mind is only in the head – like some kind of stick figure drawing… is wrong! More and more scientific evidence is proving what some of the ancient cultures have known for thousands of years – the Body and Mind are ONE.
So how does that help you to control your eating? When your body is not getting the nutrition that you need, it will send VERY powerful signals to your mind, “I need food!” And if you eat food that may be low in calories (or “points” as the Weight Watchers system calls them) in order to lose weight, you are NOT focusing on what your body needs.
Remember, your body needs NUTRITION. Your body needs vitamins, and minerals, and protein, and fat, and carbohydrates, and fiber, and phytonutrients… and all those beautiful things that make NATURAL foods so healthy and nutritious for you.
Your body doesn’t care about calories and it certainly doesn’t care about “points”. And if your body is not getting what it needs, it will do EVERYTHING it can to get it.
That’s where the intense CRAVINGS are coming from. It’s your body screaming out for nutrition. Your mind has you convinced it’s all about “willpower” and that you should be able to survive on this food that you’re eating because some diet program says so. But your body does not agree. And that’s where the binge-eating is coming from.
Your body is trying to get nutrition. It’s missing some vitamin or mineral and it NEEDS it… so if your body can get you to just start eating, then the odds of it getting what it needs are much higher. See how that works? But here’s where it turns into disaster. When your body sends out this “Eat Now!” signal, your mind interprets it as “I want french fries and ice cream.”
Because your mind, if not guided and directed in the right direction, will mislead you and destroy your health. But it’s not your mind’s fault either. Your mind is mis-interpreting the signals from your body only because it doesn’t know any better… Yet.
Over time, your mind will learn that those cravings are actually coming from a lack of nourishment and NOT some lack of “willpower”. But it takes time. And that, my friend is the journey that you and I are on together.
I’ll be your guide through it until the end… I promise. So why are you having such intense cravings now? I would start to look at the ingredients of these “special diet foods” that you’re eating.
Are they full of chemicals? If so, then they are NOT natural foods. They are processed, man-made foods that have been sold to us as the “cure” for weight loss because they are low in calories.
But are they high in nutrition? Are they alive and vibrant with color? Are they fresh and will they die quickly if left out in the open? Do they leave you with radiant energy? If not, then they are NOT natural or nutritious. And that’s what I find about most of these special diet foods that they’re telling us to eat.
They may be low in calories, but they are high in chemicals and they leave us STARVING for more nutrition and nourishment on ALL levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
But do not worry my friend, there is a way out of this dieting disaster. There is a NATURAL approach to weight loss that works. It’s the approach that I discovered over 8 years ago… It’s the approach that helped me finally jump off the diet-program insanity train, and gave me the body and health that I’ve always wanted.
It’s also helped thousands of other people too. I’m so sure that it will work for you that I’ll even give you 60 days – that’s 2 whole months – to check it out for yourself. Give it a try.
You’ve got nothing to lose but the pain and frustration of failing at your diets again and again. Yes, I’m Ready To Learn The Path To Healthy Weight Loss Remember when I said that the mind and the body are ONE? Well, there’s something else about this that’s really cool… When you return to your natural diet of healthy, nutritious food that is alive, not only do the cravings stop because your body stops sending that “Eat now!” signal all the time, but something else happens too… Your mind actually starts to FEEL better and THINK clearer.
That is even more evidence to prove that the mind and body are connected. As your body gets healthier and healthier, so does your mind… So do your thoughts. So do your emotions. And this just makes you feel better and better every day of your life. That means less binge eating to escape and less habitual behavior of turning to food for pleasure.
Pretty cool, huh? Thank you for being a person who cares about yourself. I’m so happy that you wrote to me before you got too far into the downward spiral – before you became bulimic, before you started to blame yourself for being a failure.
You are not a failure. It is the “old-fashioned” approach to dieting that is failing you. It’s not about counting calories or points or eating all that chemical-filled “diet” food. That has never worked. And it never will.
Because remember TRUE success means you don’t just lose the weight temporarily… But you KEEP IT OFF for a lifetime. The new approach to weight loss is a HEALTHY approach.
It’s about feeding our bodies and nourishing our spirits every day of our life. And that way you will never feel like you are “starving” for anything. Because you will be filled-up every day and with every breath.
I’m sending you a big, glowing ball of gold colored and white light to surround you right now… I hope you will open your heart to receive it. And while you’re there, keep your heart open to KEEP receiving all the love and light that is surrounding you at every moment.
Love and Light, Andrea
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