Mind-Body Approach to Lose Weight

Over weight woman

Your Body's biology is programmed to use fat to protect you & even though you probably aren't threatened by famine or freezing temperature in your daily life, modern stress confuses your biology & your body reacts with hunger-- it puts on weight to protect you from perceived danger.

The Body-Mind Approach is a holistic process where you determine the underlying causes of your weight gain & let them go. Once you have dealt with the real cause of your weight gain, the process of losing weight is natural & automatic. A few changes alone can have great impact on your health.

Finding healthier substitutes for these 7 kinds of foods will aid in your weight loss journey 


Beverages containing Artificial Sweeteners


Despite popular belief, diet sodas & other artificially sweetened diet-beverages, which contain asparatame (Nutrasweet, Equal), Saccarin ( Sweet'NLow ) or sucralise (Splenda) will not keep you slim. They do opposite. Not only they are related to obesity, but they could make you sick. Excessive consumption of artificial sweetners can be linked to Crohn's Disease, Fibromylegia, Chronic Fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome among others. Substitute these beverages with unrefined sugar or natural sugar substitute like pure Stevia Extract.

High Fructose Corn Syrup


Besides being genetically modified, high fructose corn syrup can cause obesity, diabetes, brain damage & even mercury poisoning.

Hydrogenated & Transfat Vegetable Oils


These oils not only turn rancid when heated but they are also high in omega -6 fats have been linked to heart disease, depression & even cancer. Try to use ghee, coconut oil, Rice bran oil for cooking.

White bread & Pasta


Stripped of all nutrients during processing, these foods offer little more than empty calories and because they are bleached & bromated. They've been linked to cancer as well.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)


It can cause headache, heart problem & even brain damage.

Carrageenan


Another additive, added even in some organic foods, can cause gastrointestinal upset & even colon cancer.

Refined Salt


It can cause stroke, hypertension & cardiovascular diseases because it is stripped of all trace minerals, refined salt depletes your body of essential nutrients. Unrefined sea salts are a healthier option.

The craving you might experience once you give up these foods will decrease over time. Most junk food cravings result from low blood sugar or some other nutrient deficiency. To fill this nutritional need, your body naturally tends to crave the kinds of foods normally given. After being fed whole, nourishing food, your body will begin to crave healthier options. A proper diet just makes you feel better. Your body will learn which foods it needs to function well over time & eating healthy will become second nature.

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