When life gives you lemons (or too many fat cells) there are 10 foolproof things that encourage excess weight to fall away…
- Give up all excuses about why you’re over weight; believe your excuses and you’ll stay overweight.
- Distinguish between Head Hunger and Stomach Hunger (or appetite) which comes from the stomach.
- Eat only when your appetite is a 7 on a scale of 1-10…10 being highest.
- Only eat when the sun is out; the moon cools digestive fire.
- Eat warm, wet cooked foods such as soups and stews.
- Avoid processed foods including breads, pasta and pastries.
- Chew each bite until smooth and creamy; digestion will improve
- Occasionally close your eyes while you eat in silence, you’ll taste, really taste each bite.
- Before eating, make sure four hours have passed since the previous meal; avoid snacking.
- Do your favorite form of exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
I asked Global Nutritionist, Cheryl Sindell how she became so interested in weight-loss and she said, “it was something I had to learn myself to attain and maintain my ideal weight for life.”
Blame yourself, someone else–the government, manufacturers, corporations, your family, friends or something else for how much you eat…. and permanent weight loss is next to impossible. The blame/shame game doesn’t work longterm. Give yourself permission to eat exactly what you want and then do it and there will be no one to blame.
Cheryl told us in our previous article that “we all have a still small voice of wisdom inside which gives us the ability to restore our own natural equilibrium and balance.” Her belief that our body is our guide leads to one of her mantras and it makes total sense!
We each have our own innate wisdom, but the challenge is believing it and listening to it. Eating truly can be a spiritual practice regardless of which spiritual tradition you follow. Just like many in the San Francisco Bay Area practice a mixture of different religions and spiritual traditions, so too is the case with holistic health.
We each can have our own recipe with our favorite ingredients, mixing all the beliefs and sciences together. Cheryl says it’s like “throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing what sticks.”
Always remember that the body knows how to heal itself.