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3/24/08 3:44 P

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I watched Paul McKenna's show last night on emotional eating and pressure points. I'm going to give it a try. Can't hurt anything and it's free.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

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3/24/08 3:21 P

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Glad I could help. Will have to check on the books.


Have a TERRIFIC day!
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3/24/08 11:14 A

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I was a big accupuncture fan when I lived in Cambridge, MA and got off a med by going, but have yet to find someone here who meets my standards, which are very high. I was spoiled living in that area, surrounded by so much to choose from in alternative healing.
Tapping makes sense, accupressure works very well for me, so am very excited! emoticon

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3/24/08 9:56 A

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Thanks, his program is very interesting. I actually already knew about tapping on your pressure points. I went to a natural health fair a few months ago and go to experience it first hand.

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3/24/08 9:04 A

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We have a team on this site called "Paul McKenna I Can Make You Thin"--check us out!
Live your life!

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3/23/08 10:20 P

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I WILL CHECK IT OUT

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3/23/08 9:26 P

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I'm watching right now :)



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3/23/08 7:22 P

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I found the show. It is on TLC at 9pm on Sundays. It is called "I can make you thin with Paul Mckenna/overcoming emotional eating. He has some interesting techniques! I am going to watch again tonight. Have a nice night!


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3/23/08 5:13 P

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Great information will check it out emoticon

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3/23/08 4:07 P

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I just saw a show yesterday on discovery health and I wish I could remember the guys name (I know he was from England)but he also spoke about not eating in front of the TV or even reading. He also spoke about putting the utensils down and chewing for at least 20seconds. I guess his point was that if you savor each bite and slow down you will get full quicker. It is using you thoughts and being aware. I thought that was interesting.


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3/23/08 2:53 P

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Thank you everyone, I have been doing some of that on my own already, I will get the book's and I will use the index cards, great info, I love sp and all the people on here. I'm so glad I joined

trust GOD, love yourself and think positive!
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3/23/08 2:35 P

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Thanks! Some great info here...

 
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3/23/08 12:53 P

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Thanks! I just wrote the other day on another thread about how I was so into the "It's not FAIR that I have THIS appetite, with THIS metabolism! Wah! Wah! Wah!" I will have to check out all the recommended readings.

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3/23/08 11:07 A

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Worth checking out! Thanks for the info! -Holly

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3/23/08 10:53 A

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I am going on my library site and check out that Book! Thanks soooo much everyone!

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3/23/08 10:51 A

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I got the Beck Diet Solution book from the library a few weeks ago and joined the Beck Solution team here on SP. I like the way the book breaks the tasks down day by day, adding on one baby-step at a time.



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3/23/08 10:15 A

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Loved everything everyone had to say. Years ago I lost a lot of wt with a book called Think yourself slim. I still have it.

Also, thanks for giving us the entire article-the other day I clicked on a hyperlink here and messed up my computer.

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3/23/08 9:46 A

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I am a big believe in the power of thought. I actually have not seen that article, so THANKS!, but am using a lot of the techniques to help me on this journey. When I think I am hungry or want to eat I sit and think about "am I really hungry, or is it something else", it helps a lot. Also chewing your food, putting down your utensils, etc., getting in touch with your body is very important. Thanks again for reinforcing this for me! emoticon

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3/23/08 8:34 A

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great info from all I think I will try the advice that patriciaak talked about in her post. It sounds like it would help. I will also look for the book the secret.
Thanks for the info

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3/23/08 5:55 A

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I am going to have to find the book, thanks for the info

Admit your mistake, forgive yourself, learn from it, and move forward.


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3/23/08 1:38 A

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It is interesting how this psychology has been around for a while. I think Norman Vincent Peale was a leader in creating our world through what we say.
it's a shame the only time it gets criticized (not by anyone here.. I mean in general, media etc) is when a scripture is put with it.
Mark 11:23-24 is a good example.
The concept works. I forget the name of the person, but some phd explained exactly how it works, and how the positive speech sound waves affect objects at a molecular level. It was an interesting seminar, but I heard it years and years ago..








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Good info/advice. Thanks.

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3/23/08 12:38 A

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Louise Hay's book "You Can Heal Your Life" is even better than the secret. I have both, and have found Louise's book far more helpful.

I like the Beck book, but i think it would be 100x more effective after doing the affirmations and self love principles in You Can Heal Your Life.



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3/23/08 12:32 A

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I have to get that book.......the secret.....I have had 5 or 6 people recomend it!As for the power of your mind..........I totally agree but I just have to learn to stop letting my mind be the winner....have to work at the lessons in that message a little harder!

Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

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3/23/08 12:29 A

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You should read/listen to/ or watch The Secret

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3/23/08 12:27 A

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I came across this article in REMEDY 2008 and thought it very appropriate for our team.

Shed Pounds by Harnessing the Untapped Power of Your Own Mind By Chrystle Fiedler


Want to lose weight? Instead of reaching for that candy bar, reach for a new thought. According to Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in suburban Philadelphia and author of The Beck Diet Solution, controlling the way you think is essential for losing weight and keeping it off.

“You need to learn what to say to yourself when you are craving food and eating for emotional reasons,” she says. “You also need to learn how to motivate yourself and respond constructively to self-sabotaging thoughts.” The key, according to Beck, is to use techniques from cognitive therapy.

The premise of cognitive therapy is that the way you think about things influences both how you feel and what you do: Change your thoughts, and you can change the associated feelings and actions. Applied to weight loss, the approach helps you identify thoughts that may steer you away from a healthy eating plan. You can reduce your fears of failing, your resentment at having to go on a diet at all, and your impulse to chip away at your nutritional plan--one crumb at a time.

Thought Changers

Step One
On an index card, list the reasons why you want to lose weight. Be specific. Maybe you want to be less self-conscious or healthier—or fit into that little black dress for a party.

Step Two
Once you write down your reasons, read them every day first thing in the morning and carry the card with you. Glance at it throughout the day to prevent a “slip.” This way, when confronted with that chocolate-chip cookie, you’ll be able to focus on why you want to lose weight.

Step Three
Put motivating sentences and phrases on index cards: “It’s not okay to eat this. I’m going to be very sorry if I do” or “Being thinner is SO much more important to me than eating this food.”

“These cards help you remember why you want to lose weight and help make that more important than satisfying a craving,” says Beck.

Self-Sabotage?

One of the most important things any dieter can do is to identify self-sabotaging thoughts. These can appear in several forms, including that old favorite, self-justification—which leads you to tell yourself, “It’s okay to eat this, because I’m hungry [or tired, or sad, or happy].”

Another form of self-sabotage involves thinking about the “fairness issue,” as when you tell yourself, “It’s not fair that I should have to restrict my eating—other people don’t have to!” Yet another form involves self-discouraging thoughts: “This is too hard,” or “This will never work!”

“You can’t stop self-sabotaging thoughts from coming up,” says Beck. “But when you’re tempted to eat something you hadn’t planned, you have the chance to intervene. You can learn to recognize the underlying thought that is prompting you to eat and then respond constructively to it.”

That’s where the index cards come into play, she says: “They help you change your thinking at a crucial moment, so you can make a different decision.”

Self-sabotaging thoughts can also get in the way of exercise—an essential part of any weight-loss plan. When that happens, you may tell yourself, “I’m too busy. I’m too tired. I’ll do it later.”

What you have to do in such a case, says Beck, “is say to yourself, ‘I’m going to fit the rest of my life around diet and exercise, instead of vice versa.’ It doesn’t work to take your already busy life and fit diet and exercise around it. You have to make them a priority.”

People with diabetes can work with their diabetes educator, nutritionist or doctor to establish an eating plan that helps keep glucose in control while promoting weight loss.


Dealing With Cravings

Cravings are insistent, seemingly overwhelming—even obsessive—thoughts that urge you to eat. But they will actually pass if you can buy yourself the time to let that happen. The first thing to do is to label the sensation. Say aloud, “This is a craving. It is not a command.”

“Then you can use your index cards to help with this,” says Beck. “Write a list of distractions on index cards, such as writing e-mails, surfing the web, taking a walk, calling a friend, polishing your nails. Refer to them to help you remember to distract yourself. You may have to do up to five activities for the craving to pass, but usually it takes only one or two. And it’s incredibly empowering to discover that you don’t have to give in to cravings. Remember, cravings pass—one hundred percent of the time.”

Not giving in to your craving also strengthens your “resistance muscle.” Most dieters have told themselves, “It doesn’t matter if I have these cookie crumbs.” But it does matter. Says Beck: “It’s not the calories, it’s the habit. Every single time you eat something you hadn’t planned to, you’re strengthening your ‘giving-in muscle’ and it’s more likely that you’ll give in the next time. On the plus side, every time you refrain from eating food you hadn’t planned to, you’re strengthening your ‘resistance muscle’ and it’s more likely you won’t give in the next time.”


The Benefits

Shedding even a few pounds can offer big benefits for overall health. And for those at risk of developing diabetes, the benefits are immediate and significant. Studies have shown that losing even a small percentage of body weight reduces the incidence of diabetes-related complications (such as heart disease, kidney disease and nerve damage) and makes control of glucose levels far, far easier.

Finally, Beck wants you to know that learning to think positive, constructive thoughts provides you with powerful medicine for the whole person. Right away, you will notice how an improved attitude helps you act positively and makes you feel good when you do. That’s a twofer: Taking these positive steps benefits both the body and the spirit.

What’s For Dinner?

Planning ahead protects you from the erosions, big and small, that can sabotage a weight-loss regimen.

The Beck Institute’s Judith S. Beck suggests planning meals a day ahead: “In order to lose weight, you need to get into the habit of eating exactly what you’ve planned. When you do it on a regular basis, it becomes a habit.”

There seems to be no limit to the number of rationalizations your mind can come up with to get you to break your promises to yourself. Preplanning meals helps reduce the power of such self-defeating thoughts. Another helpful weight-loss trick involving meals: Always eat slowly and mindfully, while sitting down. “This simple step has helped many people lose weight,” Beck says.


Edited by: PATRICIAAK at: 3/23/2008 (00:37)
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