A Weight Loss Mindset For Living in Abundance

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'Planet Plentiful', that's where we live these days, surrounded by an abundance of food which is unparallel! So, how on earth do we survive without gaining weight, when, for most of us diets and many healthy eating programs only make us crave food?

Firstly, let's get one thing straight a dieting mind where we label food as 'good', or 'bad', really is a …

Dumb

Idotic

Eating

Trap

The reality is that living with such a mindset sets up a pattern of behavior that swings from food obsession to comfort eating, guilt and shame. You are definitely NOT weak murdered, undisciplined or a failure if you have not managed to lose weight permanently using this mindset. It is human nature to crave whatever you make scarce in your mind or life and so, as a means of surviving on 'Planet Plentiful' this 'Scarcity Mindset' is failing us!

This 'Scarcity Mindset' is therefore clearly not working as a means of preventing or reducing the problems of long-term weight gain. A complete mind-shift is needed that links mind, body and spirit in balance with nature and food – an 'Abundance' mindset; in other words a return to healthy eating patterns; the way we viewed and used food before the days of 'Planet Plentiful' and the emergence of the dieting 'Scarcity Mindset'.

Trapped in this negative mindset of 'Scarcity', thought about by the way we see some foods as 'bad', we crave what we restrict and make scarce. Inevitably we lose the ability to see food as a friend. After all it is just the fuel on which to run our bodies! Surrounded by so much abundance it is easy to see why we have switched off our fuel gages in favor of being 'good' or 'bad' with food, often allowing the tank to overflow.

When we are in a 'Scarcity Mindset', we actually give away much of our personal power. This is a power created from making our own choices and decisions. We switch off our link between mind and body. Much more damaging than all this, however, we take our focus away from the joy and beauty of living life to the full. By doing this we replace our focus with fear, guilt and shame – the emotional turmoil of the dieter that further fuels stress and anxiety. Caught in this trap we often rebel against control and criticism. This leads to that familiar place of comfort eating, where we try and dispel the stresses caused, more often than not, by the 'Scarcity Mindset' itself!

Some time ago I was on holiday with a friend who had never died in her life. As we sat in the hotel restaurant some fellow guests stopped at our table to discuss the fantastic spread of food available to us. On extolling the virtues of the dessert section they asked inquisitively "Are not you having one?" To our reply of "No, actually we are full". They retreated with the much used, "Are not you being good!" My friend was amazed as, believe it or not, this had never been said to her before. What followed was an interesting discussion about the differences in how food is viewed, by non-dieters as opposed to dieters.

So, what is it that they do differently from us? Firstly, they see food in all its abundance as a source of fuel. This gives them the advantage over a dieting mindset, as they have no reason to crave food. Because they can have anything they want, at any time they like craving is an anomaly to them.

Of course, there is more to it than that. They do not use food as a comforter when stressed or unhappy. They do not spend serious amounts of the day thinking about food as they usually have far more interesting things to fill their time. They do not usually eat unless they are hungry. They do not take notice of peer pressure about size, shape or weight. They eat food that suits their body. They eat only until they are full and have the ability to leave food on their plate. In fact, they view food in a totally different way to us, from an 'Abundance Mindset'. They have retained their ability to be in tune with their body – nurture and nature working together in harmony. How refreshing!

And what do we do when confronted by this somewhat rare breed of people? We express our jealousy. Well them how unfair it is. We defend our 'corner' by talking about how hard we have to try to loose weight. We avoid them because they make us feel bad. Then we give up on our diet or try even harder, only to rebel when the cravings ever get to us.

I really think it is time to do things differently – flip that coin on its head – and learn from the 'Abundance' mindset of the non-dieter; after all is not it easier to go with the flow of nature instead of against it? When we open up our choices, really listen to our body and eat without under or overfilling our 'tank', we discover not only a love of food that is quite surprising. We also discover how easy it is to loose weight and maintain the loss, the more we practice 'Living in Abundance'.

© Chrissie Webber 2008



Source by Chrissie Webber

There’ѕ no denуing that wе’rе аll slowlу going back tо nаturе. And I mеаn thаt literallу. People nowаdаys are starting to live sіmpler and heаlthier by gоіng bаck to the baѕicѕ. Hоw baѕic? Well, a lot of people turning tо hеrbs as аn аlternаtive wаy of healing. Herbal mеdiсinе hаѕ been аrоund for centurieѕ. According to Stеvеn Chasens, an herbalist, “Hеrbal medicine hаs bееn uѕеd as kіtchen medicine fоr thouѕandѕ of years, and while our body’ѕ reѕponѕe to theѕe natural trеatmеntѕ hаѕ not chаngеd, we nоw hаve mоre global сhoiсes than ever.” Plеasе keep in mіnd, however, that not all herbal suррlеmеnts аre appropriate for all реoрlе, ѕо сhесk wіth уоur doctor tо see if you’re in thе cleаr. Be sure tо cоnsult your personal physіcіan bеfоrе making major changes to your dіet. Always рractice precautionarу measures before uѕіng аny of these herbs. Consult with a medical professional for the best wаy оf using thеm. This warning is is еspеcially for pregnant wоmen, brеastfееding mothers, people tаkіng blооd thіnners, pеoplе with hіgh blood рressure, etc.

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