When you’re rooted in a diet mentality, the concept of mindful eating may seem like an unattainable goal. It’s like trying to build a house without laying a solid foundation first. Before embracing mindful eating practices, it’s essential to confront the underlying emotional complexities surrounding food.

Simply instructing oneself to eat mindfully without addressing the deep-seated issues driving food obsession is like treating symptoms without diagnosing the root cause of the ailment. Emotions fuel overeating and uncontrollable binges, creating a cycle that mere mindfulness alone can’t break.

True transformation begins with delving into the emotional landscape surrounding food and uncovering the triggers that lead to unhealthy eating habits. This journey towards emotional mastery lays the groundwork for sustainable change and opens the door to the possibility of mindful eating.

Rather than striving for immediate adoption of mindful eating techniques, the initial focus should be on the understanding of what lies beneath the problem. 

Hypnosis can be a powerful tool in this process, helping individuals unearth and ultimately overcome the emotional barriers that hinder their relationship with food. Perhaps, what needs to be done first is, take a step back and heal what’s beneath the surface, paving the way for a life of peace and freedom.

“Judging yourself, being angry at yourself, hating yourself, telling yourself you should be, do, act different, better now or else… It just does not work. 

What does work is when we drop the judgment and get very curious.” – Leslie Thornton

What you will learn from this episode:

00:03 – What it’s like to be in a space of controlled eating and how to get to a state of being at peace about yourself and around food

07:15 – What DOES NOT work and what DOES WORK

11:45 – Leslie’s process of helping clients which makes the transformation sustainable

18:41 – No mindful eating if you’re in this state with your relationship with food [with case studies to prove the point]

20:40 – Reasons why you can’t follow those diet plans anymore and what it is telling you 

29:19 – Leslie’s proven program to help you get out of food prison [which she herself went through and got out of with this program]

32:39 – Rewiring the brain: Awareness and actions comes freedom

34:31 – What your first step is in finding the freedom that you’ve always wanted and what you need a coach for 

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