Health is the corner stone of everything. I believe that once we are healthy in the body, we can do all the other things that we want to do in life. Being addicted to high glycaemic, sugary foods does not equate to the body’s being in a state of heath. In this article we explore how you can free yourself from comfort foods, and in doing so move your body into a state of heath. The result is becoming free from cravings and the side effects and achieve permanent weight loss, moving into your ideal body shape. This is a process, although once your body moves into an alkaline state, it becomes natural, effortless and a part of your new lifestyle.
In today’s day and age, so many people have troubles eating heathy as they struggle with sugar addiction. Is it any wonder, that sugar has even been referred to as being more addictive than cocaine? In the process of spiking one’s blood sugar huge amounts of insulin and energy are released. It makes us feel amazing, it makes us feel high, temporarily and is the followed by a crash, leaving us feeling depleted, drained and craving another sweet ? In this way the vicious cycle continues, giving rise to inflammation, an array of health complications, including type two diabetes and obesity. As well as this, every time you spike your blood sugar, all that insulin and energy is generally stored as fat.
Armed with some basic knowledge and insight about this process each person can feel empowered to take action and finally bust this cycle, to break free and enjoy a lifetime of health with all the benefits. Let me ask you… Would you prefer the small bit of pleasure that comes with giving into cravings followed by a crash and dissatisfaction with your body image? Or do you want a life time of freedom from cravings, the satisfaction of being in in a state of optimal health with a shape and size you can feel proud of, feeling and looking amazing.
The first step to achieving this end is to have a sound understanding of the Glycaemic Index. The Glycaemic index is a rating scale that rates the speed that a particular food is absorbed into the blood stream. These foods that are above 55 on the scale are classed as high glycaemic. This consists of foods such as, Sugar, candy, ice-cream, cookies. White flour, white rice. Most breads. Most cereals. Highly processed foods. Potatoes. “Instant” foods. Fruit juices and alcohol.
Foods that rate below 55 are termed low glycaemic. These foods assist is in keeping out blood sugar stable. Mainly to be found in the Good whole food groups as follows. Good Carbohydrates Fruit and vegetables (except potato or corn) Sweet potato / Ancient grains, Barley, Rye, Spelt, Quinoa. Sprouted grains, Bagels, breads. Whole, sprouted or ancient grains, oats. Low glycaemic cereals that are high in fibre and low in sugar and also beans. Serving size (half a cup, size of the palm or quarte of a plate).
Good Proteins Turkey, Chicken, Fish (salmon especially) eggs, soy, beans. Also kangaroo (very low in fat) ) half a cup, size of the palm or quarte of a plate). Fats to Avoid Saturated fats, meat and dairy (beef, milk, cheese) Trans fats, Hydrogenated oils. Fried foods. Vegetable shortening, margarine. Good Fats Monounsaturated Fats (plants)
Nuts, olives, Olive oil, Flax, Avocados. Polyunsaturated fats, salmon especially. (serving size 1-2 tsp liquid, 1-2 tbsp. solid. Dairy Organic, Low fat/ fat free, hormone free. Yoghurt Milk / almond / soy milk. Goats cheese. Small amounts of good cheese. (Serving size 1 cup). Also, Fibre Fruits and vegetables
Whole, ancient and sprouted grains.
Having sound knowledge about which foods are low glycaemic and which foods are high in sugar or highly processed will assist you in making the right food choices to move you into a new design of eating: Mediterranean, low glycaemic, anti-inflammatory style eating. As you enjoy these whole food choices, with each meal containing a combination of protein, low glycemic carbohydrate and fibre you will be supplying your body with the building blocks for optimal nutrition. In this way, as your body moves into an anti-inflammatory state, the cravings for comfort foods will start to fall away naturally. This usually takes around four days.
Be sure to drink plenty of high quality water during this process. You will notice many other health benefits such a natural weight loss, clearer skin (although may get temporarily worse due to detoxication) and increased energy levels. Once your body is in an anti-inflammatory sate, all cravings will fall away naturally and you will have broken this cycle. Then it is a matter of integrating this new approach so it is just natural and automatic for you.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a powerful modality to greatly accelerate the process and weight loss enabling you to achieve your ideal shape and size, break through any unconscious limits.. as well as learning the tools to maintain your results life long.