So How Does Meditation Help With Weight Loss?
Your mind has the power to influence your fat storage hormones.
In your mind, you desperately want to be thin, and yet your body craves junk food—and too much food. Why does this happen? What’s going on?
In my own personal weight loss journey, I made it my mission to answer these questions, and after extensive biomedical research and after working with thousands of clients to all over the world, I’ve learned that your thoughts and your mental and emotional state actually change your biochemistry.
If you’re stressed out, worried, fearful or lonely, the impact on your health is immediate—and the hormonal imbalances created are the same imbalances that cause food cravings that lead to weight gain. Your cortisol levels rise, your blood sugar sky-rockets, your body stops listening the fat hormones leptin and insulin—and you gain weight.
Most people have been unsuccessful with diets; and in most cases, it’s because they failed to address the real issues underlying the weight gain. The hard truth is that chronic mental and emotional stresses can be more toxic to your health than fast food, ice cream, or any junk food you can imagine.
But the good news is that there is a solution, and it comes from transforming your body from the inside out… starting with your mind.
I often call this mind-body approach, “inside out weight loss” and what that means is we start on the hormonal level, balancing first your biochemistry, and then the food choices, the cravings, the overeating—all those so-called “bad habits” fall away natural and resolve themselves without suffering or restriction.
Stress Makes You Fat (& everyone else too!)
Have you ever wondered why celebrities, politicians, and even the extremely wealthy still struggle with their weight? Clearly, they can afford the best food and the best fitness trainers on the planet, so how is it that people as successful and influential as Oprah Winfrey or Bill Clinton have had to struggle with weight issues?
Why is it that during times of family crisis, many people start to gain weight unconsciously and uncontrollably—as though their body is taking over?
For you, it might be a demanding job, a hectic family life, an abusive spouse or any of the millions of emotional challenges we all face in life—but the biochemical result is the same. Your hormones become imbalanced, your food cravings increase, and you’ll very likely gain weight—and it gets worse and worse as time goes on.