Last post we talked about metabolism and the 9 steps to recovering healthy metabolism. Here is the list:
The following 9 blog posts will be dedicated to each of these steps. Let’s start with Step One…Remove all blocks to eating in ways that support your body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Well, one blog post won’t do this topic justice, but I’ll do my best to sum it up in a nutshell.
Have you ever said to yourself, “Today is the day, or next Monday, I’m going to start eating healthy, or stop eating sugar”, or any other declaration like that? And then before you know it, you’ve eaten a handful of M&M’s or said yes to a co-worker to join them for lunch at a place that doesn’t even know the word “healthy”. Most of us have done some version of that over and over, leaving us to scratch our heads raw in wondering how that happens?
Science knows that 90% of our behaviors are driven by beliefs and patterns in the subconscious mind. Not only do you not have conscious access to what drives you, it’s happening 90% of the time! No wonder it often feels like we can’t get a grip on ourselves 🙂 You try this, and that, and seem to end up in basically the same place as you started. Terribly frustrating.
One part of you is dedicated to overcoming the obstacle, while the other is so tired of trying you’re a stone’s throw away from giving up. Over and over in our mind we churn…I could learn to live with the extra 30, 40, 80 pounds, can’t I? Oh, no I can’t, I just can’t stand myself this way, certainly no one else could either. What was it Dr. Oz said yesterday about raspberry keytones, or was it green tea extract? Mary just lost 10 pounds, I’ll e-mail her and see what she did. Maybe I should do a cleanse. I’ve definitely got to get back to exercising, maybe I should join that new fitness center on the way in to work, who am I kidding, I don’t have time to go to a fitness center! I know, I’ll bring my walking shoes to work and walk at lunch. If I cut my dinner portion in half and give up the afternoon chocolate, that should shed a few pounds, I’ll start tonight, oh no, I can’t, we promised the kids dinner out and I love that Manicotti dish. And we’re camping with the Jensen’s and Beck’s this weekend, I said I’d bring the stuff for s’mores, I can’t NOT have s’mores with everyone. Monday, starting Monday for sure, I’m not going to eat treats in between meals and I’m going to eat only a 1/2 portion for dinner. Tuesday morning report: Shit! Not only did I eat a whole portion of dinner, I ate seconds, AND I had dessert (only because Tom brought home those awesome chocolate covered dried cherries that his client sometimes brings him…irresistible, let me tell you, anyway chocolate has it’s upside and cherries have antioxidants). I can’t believe I did that, I went to bed so full and now I feel hungover. When is this going to stop???
This is the tug-o-war between your conscious/aware mind, and your unconscious mind. The problem is your unconscious or subconscious mind has 90% of the rope, so it’s going to win just about every time. Which sucks.
Here’s the thing, you subconscious mind is designed to be your servant, like when you learned to tie your shoe, or ride your bike, you did it enough times until it became programmed into your subconscious and now you do it automatically. Your subconscious serves you by beating your heart, pumping your blood, and repairing tissue all without you having to be consciously aware of directing it.
We ALL have made so many associations with food that they’ve become unconscious programming. From the very start of life we equate food with love and comfort (think being held and fed). I got my tonsils out at age 11 and I recall so vividly craving and eating tortilla chips so that they would scratch my throat on the way down. It didn’t cross my mind until more recently that I’m obsessed with tortilla chips, I love them. I’ve navigated my way away from all junk and processed foods except tortilla chips. I’ve whined and pouted that they’re my only fun left, I eat only organic, blah, blah, blah. When I finally realized that I think about them WAY too much, have no willpower around them, eat multiple servings in one sitting (justifying that serving sizes are laughably small, I mean who eats 14 chips???), and when someone said they had a strong association with ice cream after a tonsillectomy, it clicked for me. I treated this issue with tapping and I kid you not, tortilla chips hold no power over me anymore. Period. I could care less about them. I haven’t eaten them in months. Others can eat them and it doesn’t phase me. I’m free. 41 years of obsession, released in a matter of a few minutes.
We all have blocks and associations with food that if we don’t find a way to release them, will run us forever. I’m posting a video with a short demonstration on how to do a simple release. Please take responsibility for your well-being. If this feels hard for you to do yourself, or you need further support or get stuck, schedule a session with me. A facilitators guidance blasts through issues at a greater speed and holds a powerful space for you to heal. That’s how healers work, they amplify what the intelligence of your body can do to heal.
You can read an article here if you’d like to learn more.
Your life and health depends on your ability to release old, tangled up energy that no longer serves you. The sooner, the better. I look forward to serving you soon.