Are you frustrated that after you lose weight, you move back into your old patterns, and put those pounds back on? Consider that the body has a weight set point that it returns to, as a way to protect you from perceived starvation. Your metabolism slows down, your body may change the way you absorb nutrients, and hormones can make you feel hungrier.
The traditional definition of metabolism is the sum total of all the chemical reactions in the body. But it’s not that simple. Metabolism doesn’t just operate in the body. There’s a mind-body connection to consider.
Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating gives us a fresh definition of metabolism that takes the mind-body connection into account.
He says, “Metabolism is the sum total of all the chemical reactions in the body, plus the sum total of all our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences.”
Are you an emotional eater or stress eater? A shift in your emotional world certainly affects your eating. Is your past affecting your future? You bet it is. What beliefs do you have about yourself that you are carrying from a past version of you? Are you eating your feelings?
It’s time for a new perspective, not a new diet. Let’s change from the inside out, rid ourselves of the stressors that are affecting our metabolism, meaning our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and change that weight set point.
This is not about dieting. It is, however, about loving yourself into change.
And by loving yourself, I mean it’s releasing those things holding your life and your weight hostage, and being gentle in this process. No more beating yourself up.
I have many tools to help you change those thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and release those things holding you back.
This is not a one-time session, and ‘poof’ the weight is gone. This is lovingly working on yourself, and creating real change.
If you’d like to explore this, please let me know. I offer a free 20 minute consultation for you to get information, and see if I’m the right person for you. I don’t want you to waste your time and money if we’re not a good fit.