James Krehbiel has an interesting article that I recommend you read. He says weight-loss is about majoring in the majors; it’s not about how you “butter your bread.” Often, people can be obsessive with weight-loss behavior. Weight-loss and weight maintenance can become a ritualistic, compulsive cycle.
Charlie Whitfield, an author and addictions expert, calls the pattern the “repetition cycle.” Anxiety and depression mount, followed by the urge to eat, leading to self-indulgence, and ending with symptoms of self-blame and guilt. Then, the cycle of abuse repeats itself. Ironically, those who follow an addictive quest to lose weight may actually end up sabotaging their own goals.
Negative Self Talk
Self-defeating thinking and behavior tend to foster the cycle of unhealthy eating. No amount of exercise or nutritional support will address the need for individuals to learn to rationally respond to their troublesome eating patterns. Unhealthy eaters are usually overwhelmed by self-blame. A downward spiral is set in motion by the way the person views himself. Unhealthy eaters will label themselves as being “fat” (whether they are or not), and will chastise themselves for not making progress in losing weight.
Viewing oneself as an “overweight louse” is not an effective motivator for change. In fact, browbeating oneself for being less than perfect only aggravates the cycle of unhealthy eating abuse. Self-blame is a form of tyranny which keeps one stuck in the midst of the problem.
Most unhealthy eaters experience thwarted anger. Rather than direct their resentment at the source of their difficulties, they self-destruct by internalizing their anger and directing it toward themselves through their eating behavior. They may feel frustrated by the conditional nature of a relationship, may have had a family member who humiliated them about their weight, or experienced rejection through social betrayal. As confidence was stripped away, they developed a negative concept of self which fueled their unhealthy eating pattern. The self-blaming message is, “I guess I really am a slob, so the best I can do is to continue to prove it to myself.”
You can finish reading this great article here.
Slender For Life™ has real solutions for overcoming negative emotions and getting out of that repetition cycle. Hypnotherapy changes the subconscious mind resulting in behavioral change. Using self hypnosis you can change your thinking and end those negative emotions. Hypnosis is safe and powerful.
P.S. There will be another episode of Paul McKenna‘s I Can Make You Thin on TLC on Sunday.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I love myself unconditionally.