Many overeaters think about food almost all the time; they are constantly on full alert for supplies. This is an exaggerated survival response. It’s a bit like a phobia, which is when a normal, rational fear such as a fear of spiders, is amplified out of all logical proportions and you run out of the room screaming when you see even the smallest house spider. Your conscious mind tells you logically that it won’t hurt you, but in your imagination, you create an alternative reality (usually imagining it as a huge monster) that triggers the physiological fight or flight response – a change in your brain juice. A compulsive eater has the same exaggerated process in response to the need for food. When people constantly or regularly overeat, they think about food and what they could/should/would like to eat, pretty much all the time – except when they are actually eating. Ironically, when they are eating, they often just shovel the food in, sometimes not even noticing the tastes and textures in their rush to get the satisfaction of having eaten it. This technique in my video can be used to create a neurological state anytime you want to, giving you the ability to feel differently instead. It’s a great one for when you want to rush back into the kitchen, reach for the biscuit tin, even after you’ve just eaten.
No one ever uses all their willpower not to have the thing they crave, and then say, “that was fun I’ll definitely do that again!” but if you STOP, visualise and create a different thought, with different associations, you can get to the point where not having just another small snack or third helping, feels empowering and is a stronger emotional reward as a demonstration of your power, and genuinely feels better than the food tasted.
If you want to come along and learn some great techniques from me in person, my upcoming events are:
Colour Fast Re-Set, Kensington, London, Saturday 8th September One day that can transform your body and your health On this one-day workshop you will learn exactly which nutrients cleanse your body, boost metabolism, energy levels and health, and kick start weight loss. We will debunk the myths around fasting including: The truth about Ketosis 14 hour fasts Fruit Fasts Juice Fasts Water Fasts
Or if you want a real pampering come along and stay with me at a Champneys Retreat – my next retreat is happening September 9th at Champneys Tring.