Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Not Your Body's Fault!

If you are more than just a few pounds overweight, your body is protecting you from something. It's what you have it programmed and asked it to do. It could be fear of physical abuse, fear of intimacy, fear of success, fear of being liked, fear of not being liked, fear of not enough food... there are a great variety of fears that we hold onto that make our body think it needs to protect us with excess weight. It's just doing it's job!

Our bodies were originally built for feast or famine. Our bodies translate every day stress and long term fears as a time of famine and scarcity. Time to eat up, time to store up, time to fatten up. Our body begins to crave fattening foods and give us urges to eat even when we are not hungry. We overeat as if we are starving. It's our body taking care of thinks.

So, we want to reprogram our bodies to think we are in a time of feast. We program our bodies to want to be thin. There is plenty of food, we do not need the extra protection of excess weight because we are safe. We can eat whole, healthy foods because there is plenty and that is what your body naturally begins to crave.

As we easily let go of long term fears by changing our thoughts through practice, visualization and BECOMING the thin person we seek to be, our body responds. Our body begins to start craving healthy foods. We no longer feel the urge to overeat. We easily and naturally become thin as our body and our mind work together to create the new YOU! No more blaming and struggling against our bodies that are just trying to protect us. Let us thank and appreciate our bodies for taking care of us, and for now taking care of us again by reprogramming itself to want to be thin!