Introduction to “Feel In”
I believe if you want to lose weight, the place to start, isn’t with your mind, but with your body. Many of us, who struggle with our weight, also have emotional problems which lead to comfort eating. This comfort eating is triggered by our body because of these emotional problems.
Emotional distress creates stress within us and our clever bodies release two very powerful stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, to help us react quickly to a perceived situation. When the body produces these hormones our blood sugar levels drop. This happens as sugar stores are released to give us immediate energy to fight or flight the problem our body believes we are facing. This is an instinct that remains with us and whilst this is useful to us short term, keeping our bodies in this state 24/7 means that we have excessive cortisol present. At this point we are more inclined to feed the hunger created by our low blood sugar levels when we don’t actually need to. This is why emotional problems are often a catalyst to excessive weight gain – our eating patterns confirm to our body that we are under stress and the cycle continues.
This is why we have produced this recording. It will help you to relax. It will guide you; helping you to understand how to feel and process your emotions. Your emotions are often connected to past memories; this process will help to bring your body into a healthy and relaxed state so that you can manage your instinctive reactions and break the cycle that is preventing your weight loss.
This recording is best used alongside a healthy eating and exercise programme to maximise its effects.
Listen to the introduction to ‘Feel In’
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