Banish Food and Other Cravings Naturally with NLP
In only 6 simple steps, this NLP technique will show you how to change your shape, lose weight and cast out other unwanted ingested substances.
Cravings are usually what lead us to overeat and put on weight, and sometimes lead to binging. Begin by putting all your attention on a particular food that you absolutely love, and can’t seem to get enough of. Some common examples include chocolate, diet sodas, cake, cookies, ice cream, potato chips, bread, pizza, a burger, and so on.
You can do this exercise as often as you wish with as many different cravings that you want to banish or modify.
Step 1:For one person, it could be milk chocolate, so we will use that as an example. Imagine biting off a piece of the chocolate. Chew it and revel in the taste. Now, put that feeling to one side for a moment. Now substitute the chocolate for your personal food craving, if different, and redo this last step in your imagination.
Step 2:While keeping your eyes closed, imagine some food that you hate, something so disgustingly vile that it makes you practically gag at the thought of eating it.
Some examples could include, a piece of raw organ meat, uncooked egg whites, raw oysters or snails, road kill, insects, monkey brains, and so on.
Step 3:With your eyes closed, think of that food that is nasty and revolting. Add broken up pieces of the chocolate bar to it, or whatever food you have been craving. Then imagine dragging the mess through a cat’s litter box, then across a flithy floor where it becomes covered in cat hair that has been shed. Mix it all together.
Step 4:Keeping your eyes closed, now imagine biting into the chocolate or other food craving, but this time, see and taste that "slimy" revolting food plus the cat hair and cat litter which has now been mixed in with the whole bar of chocolate or other food craving.
Step 5:See this picture big, colorful and bright in your imagination. Add some smells to it like a stinking skunk, putrid body odor, gasoline, burning hair or something dead.
Hear some terrifying sounds such as the sound of a hurricane, a warning siren, a cat scream, a smoke alarm, or a growling dog. Use your imagination.
Step 6:Now feel yourself slowly chewing and swallowing every bite. You will probably feel like screaming in protest and vomiting by now.
Once May Be Enough
The more you repeat this exercise, the less desire you will have for the food you have been concentrating on. Doing it only once or twice may leave you compulsion free, yet able to still enjoy a small amount.
For instance, having just a bite or two of chocolate may prove wonderfully satisfying without wanting to eat the whole bar. If you wish to completely cut out the food, keep repeating the exercise until you can no longer stand the thought of it.
Eat Whatever You Want
You can eat whatever you want, as long as you stay conscious and aware of every bite. You may discover, when you do this, that food will not only taste better, you will automatically consume less and be more mindful while you eat. You will likely discover yourself eating less high fat pastries and other sugary snacks too.
Giving in to food or other cravings, cause people to, "fall off the proverbial wagon." Overindulging happens when we lose touch with staying in the present. It is also the likely cause of excessive weight gain in the first place.
Tips for Success
Eat small bites. Put your tableware or any food you are holding in your hand, down while you chew each bite thoroughly–15 to 20 times. Avoid engaging in any extra curricular activities which would distract you from being conscious and in the present with every mouthful.
In reality, it may take you several months to achieve your goals. Be patient and continue to refine your new lifestyle. For the most part, keep your attention on your day-to-day successes. Some people find it helpful to keep a personal journal of their emotional progress during their journey.
Then, from time-to-time, imagine living life the way you want to. Having, seeing, hearing and feeling everything that goes with that outcome that you want. Create large colorful detailed pictures in your mind of motivating scenes, seeing yourself in them, always experiencing yourself the way you want to be.
Get Rid of Chewing Tobacco, Alcohol,
Drugs and Smoking
With a little inventiveness, this same process may be used for other things besides food, including chewing tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and smoking.
For alcohol or other beveragessuch as diet soda, envision blending the liquid with your mix of nauseating food such as maggots and rats while you chew it up and swallow it.
If the drugs are swallowed,use the imagery of mixing them with the sickening food and other repulsive ingredients. Then fantasize swallowing the mess. Be aware of how sickened your stomach feels as you try to digest it.
With smoking,consider breathing in the smell of a decomposing body, vomit, raw sewage, rotten egg, human poop, unwashed socks or whatever else you can come up with. Mix that with the smell and taste of tobacco or other smoked substance while you inhale it and taste it in the back of your throat and lungs.
How does this technique work?
The unconscious or subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between fact and fantasy. Only the conscious mind can.
A good example of this concept in action is when we become engaged in watching an intense or upsetting scene during a movie, our emotions take over, believing it to be real–no matter how much our conscious mind insists that it is all make believe.
So when you plant a constructed scene at the unconscious level such as eating a disgusting and revolting mess, the inner mind accepts it, and will react to it as if it is true.
Help is Available
Cravings are not the same as hunger. Hunger is controlled by the stomach, while cravings are controlled by the emotions.
Consider getting coached by a Master Hypnotherapist and/or an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programmer) who is trained and experienced with advanced release work, and who can identify possible early emotional causes, reprogram them, and help assure ongoing health and success.
Be creative, experiment, use your imagination and have fun taking control of your health and your life!
By Dianne Ruth, PhD
Doctor of Clinical & Counseling Psychology
Anxiety Care Coach & Holistic Counselor
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As a Board Certified Expert in Advanced Hypnosis and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Master Level Board Certified Communicator with Internationally Recognized Credentials, Dianne Ruth, PhD can legitimately boast a 97% Success Rate.
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