What is there about most of us humans that, when it comes to losing weight or “getting fit”, we are much more willing to try something extreme than we are to simply modify our lifestyle? I find this to be such an interesting phenomenon.
When I do consultations with people and suggest modifying their eating to include eating less processed food, add more vegetables, lean protein and good fat, I don’t get much enthusiasm. But mention a “cleanse” and people get excited are ready to start right away. Give us something extreme and we are all about it.
The problem is extreme doesn’t last. What happens after that cleanse is over? If we lost weight and feel really good, then we are scared to go off the cleanse. We are afraid to “let ourselves loose”. That food tigress in us will come out and take over. Even if we are able to tame the tigress, just going back to eating “healthy, clean food” can cause a couple of pounds to come back on. The body will begin to replace the lost water it shed during the cleanse. But those two pounds back on feel like a huge failure to us. So we let the tigress loose because just eating clean isn’t working.
OMG!!! I believe some of us love the extremes because it satisfies our need to be “punished” for our sins. “I was bad yesterday and ate 3 cookies!” I hear these kinds of statements all day. As if eating cookies is the same as murdering your mother-in-law. Yes! You WERE BAD!!!! You need to be punished for your eating sin with a cleanse! Then you will be absolved of your eating sin.
Some people will do cleanses to rid themselves of built up toxins and assist their healing process. That’s not what I’m referring to here. I’m referring to those of us who want to lose some weight and rationalize that an extreme program will give us a “kick start”. Because we need a “kick in the pants” to stop overeating and consuming foods we know aren’t supporting us.
If this sounds like you, let me ask you…how’s that working for you?
Most likely, it’s not. Maybe it’s good for a very short term “fix” but if you are back on the internet searching for your next short-term fix, you know it’s not your answer.
I believe the answer isn’t just the diet program. YES!!! It’s all about the food and not about the food at all. Most of us know what to eat to feel our best and lose weight. If you don’t, there are gazillions of gurus out there happy to tell you (me included).
The real answer lies between our ears. It’s the beliefs and attitudes we have programmed into our subconscious that are running our behaviors. For example, why do you believe eating cookies makes you a bad person. I hear you saying to yourself, “I don’t really think I”m bad. It’s just a figure of speech”. But the truth is that you really do believe it at a SUB- conscious level. You might not even be consciously aware of it. But what do you believe needs to happen to bad people? They need to be punished. If you have done something your subconscious believes is bad, then it will support you in finding ways to punish yourself.
This is just one tiny example of how our subconscious programming is sabotaging our efforts at losing weight, getting healthy, having a successful happy relationship, being successful in our jobs and in our lives. If you have found yourself going round and round in an area of your life and never seem to be able to break free, you most likely have subconscious programming that is stopping you.
How do you change programming that is SUB-conscious? If you don’t even know what that programming is, how can you change it?
Through a Brain Balancing process called Psych-K! This is an amazing process that allows us to find out what beliefs you have programmed into your subconscious that are holding you back from having what you consciously desire. Then, through a very simple, elegant process, changing those to beliefs that support you.
If you are struggling in an area of your life and are ready to move forward with ease, Psych-K may be your answer. Contact me if you’d like a 15 minute complementary consultation to experience it’s power!