Updated: Aug 11, 2020
Live life Happy Unconventional Book Club Highlight: FREEDOM FROM EMOTIONAL EATING Paul McKenna Ph.D.
Emotional eating is a number one cause of obesity in Western world. Paul McKenna Ph.D. addresses the root cause of overeating. He is the author of I can make you thin and Hypnotic Gastric Band. His book helps you stop the cycle of frustration and self medication with food. Here is what he suggests in his book!
1. AN AMAZING BREAKTHROUGH
Emotional eating is the main case of excessive weight gain. Gain better relationship with emotions. Emotional Eaters use food as comfort. Work with natural intelligence of your body, it wants to keep itself fit and healthy. You can comfortably process all of your emotions. Not a diet, but psychological and behavioural change. All humans have three things in common: We all have feelings, we all eat and we all run on habits.
2. HOW TO STOP FEELING BAD
Emotional eating helped you cope with overwhelming difficult times. Emotional eating becomes a habit. Research suggests, the more often we have difficult times or trauma, the Amygdala (part of brain controls stress response) become streamlined and easily stimulated. Your unconscious mind can begin new ways of thinking and processing how you feel. Reset your brains response. The driver for emotional eating can be removed. ADT Amygdala Depotentiation Therapy- (Havening) delinks emotional aspect of events. Reset the landscape.
3. EAT LESS ENJOY MORE
He suggests 4 Golden Rules: When you are Hungry, Eat Eat what your body wants, Eat Consciously and enjoy every mouthful, When you think you are full, stop eating. Trust the wisdom of the body. Life is simpler when you trust your body. Listen while you eat. He also suggests writing a success tracker each day.
4. EMOTIONAL FREEDOM
How to feel better. Look at emotions as if you are a big boss of a corporation. Good news gold envelop and bad news black envelop. Can't ignore the messages. Emotions are signals and messages. Fear protects, Anger defends you, Joy rewards you. JUST ASK! What is this emotion telling me?
5. AN END TO SELF SABOTAGE
All dysfunctional behaviours have a positive intention. WHY DO WE SABOTAGE? The part that drives sabotage is trying to help. EG. "The real me is overweight." "I'm doing so well I deserve a treat." Exercise: Create union of Sabotage and Goal (Fuse it together, drain out colour, shrink it down, turndown voice) Automation, Association, momentum and imagination= Sabotage thinking
6. HANDLING SUCCESS
When you change yourself you change aspects of the relationships around you.
Be systematic, sensitive to changing relationships, use non violent communication, dissolve conflict, listen empathetically,
7. YOUR NEW LIFE
Recalibrate your emotions and put yourself in charge of your response to them.
You will notice changes you did not expect: relate differently to friends, family and strangers.
Stay confident and maintain your boundaries. protect your own interests. Keep seeing your future self. YOU GET MORE OF WHAT YOU FOCUS ON!
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Book Link: https://amzn.to/2FObQLd