Ask yourself why, when people already had normal weight loss with no diet, did almost everybody, in the late seventies and early eighties suddenly adopt one particular diet as a way of life? And how did they not notice they then began to get fat?
I have always had an interest in hypnosis and read extensively, born from the belief that we should be able to control our minds. I couldn’t believe that we could be given this incredibly powerful tool without the means to have more control over its workings.
Well, in conclusion: if any of these things sound familiar, you might want to seek help for an eating disorder (yes, it is that serious). Alternatively, educate yourself on self love and food-related disorders. If you have trouble with uncontrollable cravings, you need help.
Marilyn picked up the primary technique used in “I Create My Body” from her mentor, Dr. Joseph Murphy (1893-1981). He was a world-renowned authority on mysticism and mind dynamics and the author of more than 30 books, including The Power of the Subconscious Mind. Marilyn then enhanced the program with material based on her own extensive knowledge of the subconscious.
Indeed we have a major problem regarding healthy nutrition and it will not improve until people can be made to understand the underlying issues regarding their obesity, diabetes, sleeping problems, and a whole host of other health ailments. The only thing that registers is FAT IS BAD. It’s the constant uphill battle we must counter with a gentle reminder of the truth from time to time. In the spirit of our shared experience, let me reprint an e-mail I received from a dear reader who is one of the people like I described above as a lifelong dieter. She’s read all the books and knows everything there is about losing weight. And yet she’s 360 pounds and a Type 2 diabetic at the age of 38. She doesn’t need education, but instead could use a healthy helping of inspiration.
The issue lies in the compulsive overeater’s inability to deal with emotion. When you have learnt to cope with life by eating, it can be very hard to break out of that habit.
Most dieters have experienced many dieting failures. However it isn’t failure when you are getting positive results out of each small positive change. You are on a long term mission and it may take many months to achieve your goals. If you are doing the best you can and making progress, reward yourself as you will deserve it.