So, what does food mean to you? Do you use it for comfort? To feel love? To feel happy? Is it a treat? To fill a void? Or, do you use it to numb out and not feel? Food is to nourish your body. It’s love that nurtures your heart and soul. My book, Becoming Slender For Life and it’s weight loss hypnosis MP3 downloads help you to rewire your brain so that you can end your mental and emotional cravings for food. Food really is a metaphor is this weeks reading from Becoming Slender For Life.
Food really is a metaphor
Janice, a 58-year-old artist, was amazed at what she learned about symbolic eating. “My number one indulgence meal has always been a burger and fries. When I tried to figure out what they symbolized to me, I suddenly remembered that when I was 7 years old and allowed to walk by myself to a neighborhood burger stand, that was where I spent my first-ever allowance. We never had French fries at home, and rarely even burgers, so both were real treats. And I associated them with my initial steps of independence. Ordering a burger and fries was my first taste of freedom—no parent was around to tell me I couldn’t have this meal. And I now realize that even though I’ve eaten many thousands of burgers with the ever ready fries, each time there was also an extra jolt of joy attached, because I was subconsciously celebrating my independence. As an adult, I don’t really need to do that anymore, so I can imagine releasing that food craving now that it’s been drained of importance.”
Due to the unusual circumstance of her name, Candice had an easy time figuring out her food addiction. “Until I was 21, I was always called Candy. And no surprise, I ate a LOT of it! As my very name, candy was always in my awareness. I felt like I could never get enough of it. Nearly every day I took my 35 cents lunch money and skipped the school cafeteria for a trip to the corner store where I bought seven nickel candy bars instead. (Hey, it was the 1950s, and those nickel candy bars were bigger than the dollar bars today.) And yes, I ruined my teeth in the process. What I see now is that there was a profound lack of sweetness in my life, I experienced my parents as bitter and sour, and my little girl mind was trying to find any way I could to sweeten my life. As an adult, it’s been especially difficult to resist during the holidays, as I also associated crystal candy dishes full of bright ribbon candy with other people’s Hallmark-happy homes. Now I realize the truth behind those fantasy images, and I can walk away from the candy aisle.”
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Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
Food nourishes my body. Love nurtures my heart and soul.
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