5 Challenges to Address Before you Can Lose Weight Permanently

Weight Loss Gain Weight

Weight Loss Gain Weight

Are you ready to release, set free and find the THIN YOU that is hiding inside you?  Most people address this desire by going on a diet.  The challenge with diets is that they give us a feeling of deprivation and emotionally none of us want to feel deprived.  So after a few weeks we sabotage the whole idea of restricting our food intake.  Then we add another “failure” of our long list diet experiences.  It is a vicious cycle.

Statistics from the National Institute of Health, tell us that 95%-98% of all people on diets will fail to lose  weight and keep it off.  It also tells us that with weight loss, 60% is in the mind, 30% is in the diet, and 10% in exercise.  When you look at those statistics it would seem that much of where we spend our ideal weight desire energy is in the wrong place.

This is why I developed classes and do private coaching to address these most powerful challenges of weight release – the mind.  Are you ready to address once and for all your personal weight challenges? I share 5 of them with you below.

Here are 5 of the challenges that we address;

  1.  Extra weight protects us and keeps our emotions and fears trapped and hidden.  The more emotions we hide, the more weight we need to continue to hide and protect them.
  2.  How stress precipitates weight gain.  There are two kinds of stress; internal and external.  We look at both kinds and how they affect our life.
  3.  How unloving thoughts about our body keep us stuck with extra pounds.   Have you ever said “I hate my fat thighs”  “I hate being fat”.
  4.  How you were programmed by your family to carry extra weight.  “It runs in our family to be heavy”.
  5.  Your subconscious mind is not in alignment with losing weight.  Remember that your subconscious is more powerful than your conscious mind and its mission is to “keep you safe”.  If losing weight doesn’t feel safe, your subconscious mind will sabotage all your weight loss efforts.  Let’s make our subconscious feel safe!

Working with the body’s energy systems is a great way to address and then negate the challenges of the emotions, and subconscious thinking to accomplish permanent weight release. In my CLASS we address these and others.

How and Why Emotions Prevent Weight Loss

Weight Loss Gain Weight

Weight Loss Gain Weight

In my last blog post, I discussed 5 challenges we have to address before we can release weight.

One of the challenges is that extra weight protects us and keeps our emotions and fears trapped and hidden.

Many people aren’t aware that they take on a lot of emotions from other people. They also tend to store rather than release their own emotions.

Your friend tells you their “story” and you “store” it in your body, along with the story’s emotion.  Someone tells you a “secret” and you “store” it in your body.  What happens in our physical body is that in order to store all this “stuff” we need to accumulate more and more weight.   This extra weight gives us a place in our body to hide it.  Sub-consciously the extra pounds also provide protection for us.  Some of us need to develop better boundaries, so we don’t take on other people’s stuff.  We can still be empathetic and understanding.  We need to learn about boundaries and let others keep their own stuff.

Some questions you might ask to see if this resonates with your situation;

When you are around certain people do you feel emotionally overwhelmed and don’t always know if the emotions belong to you?

Do you turn to food as comfort to calm yourself down?

Do you use food to escape from your feelings?

Do you gain weight without eating extra food during stressful times?

When we take on other people’s emotions, we often have a hard time discriminating if they are theirs or ours.

An excellent question to ask is; “Who does this __________ belong to? It’s time to start letting go of the need to protect ourselves by carrying those extra pounds