EATING AND WEIGHT LOSS
Weight Loss with RTT
RTT for Weight loss
EMPTY FULL HUNGRY STAVED FAMISHED HOLLOW ARE ALL EMOTIONS. - what type of eater are you?
Did you know Diets don’t work, the average diets last about 6 weeks
Its not you that fails at your diet, the diet fails you over and over again.
What type of eater are you?
Your subconscious emotions around eating become conscious emotions, enabling you to change your habits.
There are 6 types of emotional eating:
Emotional eaters tend to turn to food when they bored, stressed, sad, lonely or feeling any other form of negative emotion. Emotional eating habits can cause emotional eaters to believe that they will feel better and happier once they are full.
The types of food which emotional eaters tend to turn to aren’t usually healthy, they are often high in saturated fat and sugar. People may turn to eating unhealthy foods which they associate with positive emotions stemming from childhood, such as eating cake while remembering birthdays spent with loved ones or eating sweets after subconsciously remembering being rewarded for good behaviour with sweets. All of these memories can have a long-lasting impact on how people think of food in regards to love, pleasure and connection.
RTT can help emotional eaters by bringing feelings around food to the surface, by allowing emotional eaters to find the reason why they turn to comfort food. Once the reason behind emotional eating has been established RTT can teach people how to find a healthier connection with their loved ones and allow them to find nourishment in things other than food.
2. Angry Eating
Angry emotional eaters turn to food while they are in a mood, or even while they are in a temper. The foods that angry eaters tend to turn to are crunchy foods like crisps and nuts, tough food such as red meat, or salty foods. However, angry eating is not limited to these foods exclusively – angry eaters may find themselves blindly eating anything when they are feeling agitated or wound up.
Issues around angry eating can be resolved by dealing with the anger which often comes from unexpressed pain which may linger beneath the surface on a subconscious level. Once the root cause of the anger is addressed, you will stop seeing food as the cure for an angry or agitated mind.
RTT will teach angry emotional eaters to act calmly, learn how to think mindfully and it will encourage taking time out to process emotions, rather than eating them.
3. Destructive Eating
Destructive Eating shares similarities with many other forms of destructive behaviours. Often, the behaviour boils down to deep-rooted issues which can compel people to see extra weight as armour which protects them from whatever hurt them in the past.
Children are often unable to take action to move themselves away from toxic or harmful situations; when children can’t speak out, their bodies will speak for them in later life.
Many girls who experience sexual assault at a young age can turn to destructive eating years down the line. The habit gives destructive eaters a sense of control, as they will be fully in control of what they eat, when they eat and how much they eat.
Once that control is taken away from destructive eaters, discomfort starts to kick in, which is why traditional dieting methods definitely don’t work for anyone stuck in a routine of destructive eating. Unlike other forms of emotional eating, destructive eating doesn’t always involve eating unhealthy food.
Therapy can help destructive emotional eaters to find the reason why they believe that they need the extra weight – it isn’t always obvious – therapy can also allow people to see exactly what role that weight plays. RTT consistently proves to be beneficial to destructive eaters – no matter the extent of the trauma – everyone can find a better way of dealing with the PTSD than being bigger. The impact of abuse doesn’t always need to be negative. The abuse can be given an empowering role, even if the additional weight previously served as a form of protection, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t now a form of restriction. Everyone deserves to be happy and healthy. It isn’t just a matter of what you see when you look in the mirror, or wanting to be thinner, your cardiovascular system and suffers when you’re carrying extra weight, it can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and you will be at risk of suffering from a heart attack or a stroke.
Getting to the heart of destructive eating and allowing you to become healthier has nothing to do with becoming sexy or attractive, it has everything to do with feeling comfortable, strong and fit.
Destructive eaters can often feel unmotivated to lose excess weight as they don’t want to attract attention or feel vulnerable when they are smaller, but therapy helps to remove those thoughts before the weight-loss process even begins.
4. Addictive Eating
Addictive emotional eaters tend to turn to foods which trigger the pleasure centre in the brain and release serotonin or dopamine. Generally, they are highly palatable foods and rich in sugar, salt, fat or carbohydrates. Addictive eating is one of the most common forms of emotional eating, but that doesn’t mean the habit is something that you should simply accept or berate yourself for.
The most addictive foods are foods such as chocolate, pizza, chips, ice cream, caffeinated drinks, soda and other refined foods. Once an addictive eater starts to eat these types of food, they may find themselves unable to stop until they have devoured it entirely – regardless of how full they feel.
Addictive eating patterns can be solved when the triggers are identified. Once successfully identified, unhealthy and addictive foods can be replaced with similar foods which are not chemically addictive.
Therapy can teach addictive eaters that good habits can be just as addictive as healthy ones. Once you get into the routine of regular exercise, eating non-refined foods such as fruit and vegetables and drinking water, you will find it hard to stop.
5. Habitual Eating
If you have wondered why healthy diets come so easy to some people, the reason is habits. Healthy habits are even harder to break than unhealthy habits!
Habitual emotional eaters can find themselves compelled to eat everything which is laid out in front of them on their plate. This will usually be as a result of their parents forcing them to finish their food, even when they are full. While many believe that this is good parenting, this mentality can stick with children into adulthood. Adults can find themselves feeling guilty at the prospect of throwing away food after having tales of child poverty drilled into them. They can also end up eating what is left on other people’s plates to save waste.
Habitual eaters might also find themselves saying “I always have dessert after dinner”, “I always order a Chinese on a Friday”, or “I always pick up a bag of sweets after work”.
Each one of those habits started as a thought. If you change what you think, you can change your actions, then you’ll form new habits. Habits should not be seen as irresolvable structures, they’re as easy to break as they are to start. After all, we are all creatures of habit. Therapy comes into play with addictive eating by reassuring you that you are capable of breaking the habit.
6. Ignorant Eating
Ignorant eating is often the easiest form of unhealthy eating to address, it is also the habit that is most influenced by external factors. Even though there is a wealth of information available on ‘healthy eating’ and diets, that doesn’t mean that it is healthy.
People can hear the 5-a-day rule and believe that eating broccoli with pizza is healthy. Or, they can believe that anything with “low-calorie” on the label is healthy – this definitely isn’t the case.
Some of the most common meals are incredibly unhealthy. Eating cereals or toast for breakfast, cheese sandwiches for lunch and pasta meals for dinner is commonplace, but that doesn’t mean that it is healthy. This can often lead to frustration when people find that they are unable to shift weight.
The first step to resolving ignorant eating habits is to simply do your research by looking beyond the food labels and getting a good idea of exactly what you are putting into your body.