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Conquering the Obesity Syndrome

A couple of days ago Time magazine reported that an independent research organization, Trust for America’s Health, predicts that by the year 2030— within half a generation—the obesity rate in this country will exceed 44%, in all 50 states! That equates to almost 140 million people if the current population stays stable at 2011 levels. I find that number pretty scary. In fact, reading this article evoked an image of the human race as depicted in one of my very favorite movies, Wall-E (Pixar Films, 2008). In the film, we humans have trashed the Earth beyond livability and have fled to a space station where technology tends to our every need— full-on instant gratification— and we the people have become a bunch of immobile, helpless blubber-blobs. While we laugh at such depictions it is a somewhat nervous laugh because laughter is a great tool for denial and rationalization. Inwardly, we are afraid that it could happen; and now, bang, the stats show that it may well, and pretty soon, too. Yikes! So, are we all doomed? In a word, no. Can this be reversed? In a word, yes. But, how? The natural way to lose weight is quite simple; burn more fuel than you ingest; i.e., simply change your behavior—eat well and move more. That’s it, nothing more to it. Why then, don’t or can’t people just do it? Because there are almost always underlying, subconscious emotional/behavioral issues (programs) that fuel the propensity to become and stay overweight or obese to begin with, and until addressed and resolved, these issues will block the choices to eat well and move more for a long enough period to have an effect. Let’s pop open the hood and take a look at overweight and obesity from inside the head and take a look at some of the most common emotional/behavioral issues/programs and limiting beliefs (I call them disconnections) that underlie my clients’ chronic overweight or obesity behaviors— (more…) Conquering the Obesity Syndrome

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