Weight Loss Hypnosis

Written by Paul Gustafson RN BSN CH

Obesity is a national epidemic. 58 million Americans are overweight and 80% are more than 25 lbs overweight. 70% of heart disease and 80% of all type II diabetes is directly attributed to obesity. 15% of children are obese and 70% betweenrepparttar ages of 6-8 believe that fast food is healthier than home cooked meals. Todayís children could berepparttar 131282 first generation whose life expectancy is less than that of their parents.

Much ofrepparttar 131283 problems associated with obesity begin in childhood. We make concrete decisions about self-image, what food means to us and how active a life we will lead, very early in our lives. There are also cultural influences which can dictaterepparttar 131284 nutritional paths we take.

Another factor isrepparttar 131285 emotional and compulsive connections to food. Millions use food to feel good or to at least feel better. Food offers temporary relief from symptoms of depression, loneliness, anger and stress. Another factor is how productively our bodyís function which can have a major influence in how we look. A hypoactive thyroid slows downrepparttar 131286 metabolism making it next to impossible to lose excess weight. In addition to all of this there isrepparttar 131287 problem of social hypnosis or advertising which bombards us with a never ending stream of useless, unproductive and unhealthy information 24 hours a day, everyday. To make matters worse advertisers arenít even consistent with their manipulative message. On one hand they say we need to be anorexic to be beautiful, and onrepparttar 131288 other they say that Ďhappy mealsí qualify as healthy nutrition.

Long term problems begin when these unhealthy patterns are repeated over time. We are creatures of habit, we are what we think. Consistently repeating patterns of unhealthy nutrition and sedentary living ensures that they will continue. Itísrepparttar 131289 repetition that gets them deeply rooted in our long term memory, or subconscious mind, where they take on a life of their own.

When an individual attempts to alterrepparttar 131290 path of an established pattern conflict results. This is what a smoker goes through when trying to quit on a conscious level. They experience mood swings, cravings and palpitations. Conflict with dieting occurs when an individual eat things they really donít want to eat and does things they donít really want to do, like exercise.

Whenrepparttar 131291 subconscious doesnít get what it expects individuals become uncomfortable and stressed. The only way to make things right is to giverepparttar 131292 subconscious mind what it wants. Intellectually they knowrepparttar 131293 changes they should make andrepparttar 131294 type of body they want to have but when this inner conflict arisesrepparttar 131295 individual feels powerless and more often than not they revert to their old ways.

A Startling Fact About Losing Dangerous Belly Fat-- Without Exercise

Written by David L. Kern

The story broke inrepparttar international press on October 4th, 2004. Scientists in Japan announced that laboratory rats lost large amounts of organ fat, and increased muscle strength, when a portion of their diet was replaced by a new fruit extract.

Could this new discovery be "Exercise in a Pill?"

These unexpected results leftrepparttar 131279 researchers puzzled. No drug or food had ever shownrepparttar 131280 ability to target and dramatically decrease dangerous organ fat, also known as visceral, or "belly" fat. In fact, only one thing is proven to reduce it... exercise.

The New American Epidemic- Obesity.

Andrepparttar 131281 unsightly bulge of stubborn belly fat isn'trepparttar 131282 only problem. Controlling this fat is important, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center, because increased levels have been associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, andrepparttar 131283 alarming rise in obesity rates inrepparttar 131284 United States, where presently two out of three adults are overweight or obese.

Inrepparttar 131285 Japanese study, conducted atrepparttar 131286 Nippon Sport Science University graduate school, lab rats were fed a chemical extract from apples as 5% of their diet. The animals lost an average of 27% of organ fat in only 3 weeks. Even more baffling to researchers was a 16% increase in muscle strength observed inrepparttar 131287 test animals.

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