Friday, April 17, 2009

Dr. Denise’s 10 Tips to Help You Stop Emotional Overeating!

Dr. Denise’s 10 Tips to Help You Stop Emotional Overeating!
“Below are ten tips that I distribute to people struggling with emotional eating issues. Taking care of our bodies, minds, spirits and emotions are all crucial to feeling balanced, healthy and joyful and to stopping overeating. I am particularly excited to include the use of the new Bach Flower Emotional Eating Kit. I have seen many people correct unhealthy behaviors and finally, after years of frustration and little success, establish healthy habits and stop emotional overeating. After 25 years in practice I am excited to report that this kit provides the missing link!”

1. CHOOSE THE HEALTHIEST FOODS YOU CAN FIND TO TRULY NOURISH YOUR BODY – You need protein, vegetables, complex carbohydrates (whole grains, veggies) and some healthy fat every single day. Drink lots of pure, non-chlorinated, filtered water. Becoming dehydrated affects all your body systems and your emotions. You will feel more balanced emotionally when you are caring for your physical needs.

2. USE BACH FLOWER REMEDIES – Bach now has a fabulous and effective emotional eating kit. It includes three remedies that directly address the core issues involved in emotional eating. These are crab apple (which helps you like and appreciate your body), cherry plum (which helps you stay in control) and chestnut bud which helps you learn from your mistakes and make permanent changes). You take 2 drops of each remedy 4 times per day directly into your mouth or in your favorite beverage. You can even put the drops on your pulse points and absorb them!

3. MOVE YOUR BODY, CHOOSE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU ENJOY – You don’t have to exercise for hours at a time. Do less and enjoy feeling better as you become stronger, more relaxed and more emotionally balanced.

4. EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS – No one knows what’s going on inside of you if you don’t tell them. Holding your feelings in leads to emotional, spiritual and physical distress… and is likely to lead you to the cookie jar.

5. MAKE AS MANY SELF-LOVING CHOICES AS YOU CAN – Do this every day and in every area of your life! You will be happier and more content and less likely to develop those emotional food cravings.

6. GIVE YOURSELF QUIET TIME – We all need rest and peaceful time to check in with ourselves. Use deep breathing, meditation or some form of quiet introspection every day. We are often so busy doing that we forget to just “be.” If we don’t do this, we forget ourselves, we don’t meet our own needs and end up feeling resentful and using food to soothe those angry feelings.

7. SPEND TIME IN NATURE – We are all a part of the world around us, not separate from it. Relax outdoors, feel the sun and the rain, the warm and the cool. Notice the stars and breathe deeply.

8. NURTURE YOUR SPIRIT – Be creative, laugh, play, hug someone. Stop taking life so seriously. We are all still children – only in bigger bodies. Be child-like. Get some art materials, some clay or just walk on the grass in your bare feet.

9. APPRECIATE YOURSELF – This is your job. Others are too busy to make your happiness and well being their mission. If you have expectations that others will meet your needs (and they might sometimes…) you will likely be disappointed more often than not.

10. ALWAYS REMEMBER THERE ARE NO MISTAKES ONLY LESSONS – and whatever you do, NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BEAT YOURSELF UP. This will only make things worse. We are all perfect, yet it is not the human way to behave perfectly at all times. If you beat yourself up, you will feel BAD and sugars and simple carbohydrates will scream out for your attention.

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