I have an interest in psychology going back to grade school.
I have worked with the mentally ill for almost a decade in professional environments of over two years in a large state mental hospital and over six years with outpatients in group homes and living independently in the community.
Since grade school, I have continually read all the new, material coming into the public venue regarding moods and emotions and all the other activities of the brain.
For years I have read everything about brain chemistry.
I have come to realize our brain chemistry and the hormones which ebb and flow with our personal habits of living affects our weight management.
It is all about pleasure and that triggers the "Feel Good" hormones in our brain. Eating is a pleasure, and a dangerous one if a person has no other sources giving pleasure.
We eat because we get hungry but we also eat because it is a pleasure to eat and this pleasure triggers the brain to flood with feel-good hormones that have other good effects like impacting our ability to solve problems creatively, to handle stress and the many good effects includeing the feeling of being safe and content. "Comfort Foods" do just that. They are a pleasure to eat and being very starchy they quickly turn into sugar in our digestion and the sugar also triggers the "Feel Good" hormones
I think none of the diet plans deal with this eating for pleasure issue directly. We need to enjoy pleasure as often as possible every day and this stimulates the "Feel-Good" hormones in the brain that causes also a number of other plesant experiences in our mind and body. A plan that doesnt work to substitute other things that create these hormones will fail. Plans that include exercise supplies that need because exercise is one of the easiest ways to cause those "Feel Good" hormones to be generated by our brain.
For many people they just experience the pleasure of eating as an end in itself. Carried to extrieme is binge eating where the joy of eating goes to self indulgent excess, but it is all for pleasure, not the food. Most people eating to excess is for pleasure even though they know nothing about brain chemistry, it just feels good to eat. The experience of the "Feel Good" hormones can become addictive. In effect we can become addicted to over eating because the eating is a pleasure.
Subistituting other ways to trigger the "Feel Good" hormones is essential for a plan to work or for a person to keep their weight off. A person should explore what pleasures they enjoy and use them to subistitute for the source of pleasure in eating.
Brain chemistry affects how we think and feel. When we "Get Down" it is venurable situation. We can use food to create the hormones that will cause us to feel better or a pleasure of some kind that will be unique to every one.
Explore ways you have to experience pleasure. It can be talking and laughing with a friend, a brisk walk in the neighbor hood, taking a long plesant shower. There are endless choices unique to each person and a number of ways should be cultivated to keep variety in the pleasures.
Our brain chemistry is the key to staying with a plan and afterward keeping the weight off because we have other plesant sources of pleasure other than eating.
I believe in the power of affirmations from decades of working with them.
The power of positive thinking. "What we think and what we say is how unfolds the coming day."
What you project is what you are and what our life becomes.
Affirmations are built on a belief in the Divine—the belief that one is getting help in going forward with their life dreams.
A commitment to life and a passion and love of life are necessary ingredients to go forward on the Pathway that is our density.
You will now learn how to control the greatest problem in the world… worry.
Worry is an ordinary and heartfelt part of life being concerned about people we care for or personal situations that have a feeling of risk.
Worry is a type of fear. There is a profound psychological, spiritual, metaphysical, and magical issue with this state of mind.
Worry may have positive intentions but sometimes when habitual or out of control dramatically negative results for everyone involved.
The contemporary scientists of the mind label the results of preoccupation with worry a symptom of “anxiety, which is fear” often leading to depression. According to science worry creates and can be caused by chemicals in our brain, a double edged sword. But even if is a chemical the feeling is real. Medication is often given to help.
These chemicals in our brain can sometimes cause the feeling of anxiety to “snowball” into a “Panic Attack.” Worry can over time even ruin physical health. Uncontrolled worry can possibly destroy relationships and careers. At the very worst the hopeless feeling can lead to suicide attempts caused by the depression of unresolved concerns.
People believing in a “Spirit Realm” know repetition of any words or thoughts is a “Call,” for an outcome that will be granted by our generous universe. Thoughts or words repeated and repeated, even unintentionally are presented as a request to be granted by the constant call binding one to the negativity. Even if you don’t think whistling has any power, just do it long enough and the dogs will come… known as the “Law of Attraction” in Popular Psychology, Self Development and spiritually. “We get what we ask for,” is an old axiom.
A constant worry actually shapes the creation of our personal reality. “In the beginning there was the word,” and all we create starts with the formation of ideas taking shape as thoughts and then images in our mind eventually becoming events.
Just as the Bible says “We are to pray unceasing;” we do that unintended because our life is actually a living prayer being asked and answered with every breath. Repeated thoughts and words of worry are heard by our generous universe as an unceasing negative prayer bringing anxiety, depression and fear and results, also bad luck. “As we think and as we say is how unfolds this very day.”
We create the world we live in. That is all Karma is… a predisposition in our thinking and what we choose to believe, and that is what is unfolds.
Worrying about ourselves or another person puts a cloud of negativity over life with an unintended prayer of worry visualizing bad things possibly happening. Instead of worrying about someone or ourselves, visualize success and focus on feeling the relief all will share when any concern is resolved. See all receiving blessings and feel in you imagination the relief all will feel when concern disappears. This will bring joy into your life just using your imagination knowing you have done something good and loving for all.
“Concern without a plan is worry.” Therefore the best way to deal with a worry is to confront it with a plan to resolve the concern. Any plan will work to eliminate a worry. Any plan puts “A light at the end of the tunnel” and creates hope and moves things in the right direction.
Just having any a plan creates hope. Focusing on the feeling of hope with your imagination experiencing the feeling of imagined relief and joy as hope loosens the painful bond of worry is the next step in getting control of your life. First imagine any plan working and imagine the relief you will feel when the worry is past.
The following step is most important: focus on the desired feeling of a positive outcome moving beyond hope. Let the Universe provide the final shaping of the plan in its own perfection and just imagine the feeling the happiness of the outcome and the desired feeling it brings. You may desire joy but you may desire the feeling of peace and security. Imagine the feeling you desire.
Let the Universe provide the final solution without trying to control the details of the outcome. “What we see is what we get” … see and imagine your desired feeling warm within your once troubled heart as what you ultimately get... relief, even joy. This is the final result and let the universe refine or reshape your plan and give the all powerful universe the final control just focusing in your imagination the feeling you want.
Worry out of control can be a blessing leading to the desire for union with a higher power. Begging for a plan, a solution, and for divine intervention to relieve a crisis can put a life on a higher level. People have said “They got religion” when lost in worry and fear. This can lead to fruitful prayers and feeling the prayers bringing hope.
Worry can motivate constructive action causing dams built to control floods and many other impressive acts like saving money for a rainy day.
Worry can help shape our world into a serine paradise. Worry can be a blessing when addressed with a plan and love, enriching our lives and “Love casts out fear,” helping to alleviate worry. Perusing a solution to a problem as an act of love for others is dedication of our resolution. Making a dedicated plan is a resolution that can eliminate another person’s worry when we make a promise to help remove their worry we might be causing them.
Worry is a two edged sword that can ruin or serve our life. Mastery is in planning, hope and trusting the Universe while using our power of imagination to feel the desired feelings of resolution even before they inevitably become real actually making them become real.
Worry can exhaust a person and ruin lives. These simple steps are worth listening to many times until the mastery is accomplished and your life belongs to you.
In the Bible Proverbs says: “A person who can control their emotions is more powerful than a general that takes a city in battle.” Be powerful by focusing on the desired final feeling not the worry.
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