Energy Medicine is getting more and more attention in the weight loss field for dealing with food cravings, compulsive eating, slow metabolism, and much more.
Donna Eden who I respect and trust explicitly is the original author of this information that I have adapted with my comments and additional teachings for weight loss.
Because she has the unique ability to literally SEE eight (8) different energy systems in the human body and how they are affected by each technique she recommends, it is easy for me to completely trust and believe in her recommendations (I hope you will feel the same way soon).
She has had tremendous experience with energy medicine being extremely effective with weight loss. I have profound trust in this information and am certain these techniques can only help anyone who practices them. She was born with this unique gift of “sight” and has used it for the betterment of all who use her work or receive her teaching.
I wish everyone had this information because when it is combined with the insights I have about the inner belly wisdom and psychology of eating you can only win at loosing excess weight and being free of food and weight tyranny forever!
I have typed a summary from the last chapter of her book Energy Medicine for Women titled Weight Loss Tips. I adapted it by adding many of my own insights from over two decades of research and teaching.
I highly recommend that you order her books, and DVDs or attend one of her workshops. She is a phenomenal teacher and mentor. Her books are extremely inspiring as she tells stories of the numerous healing experiences she has had in her own body and with others.
Many cases she tells about were very serious illnesses or morbid obesity, over the many years when she was in practice treating people one-on-one (she no longer does that).
Several energy systems are involved with the body’s metabolism, food cravings, in the creation of muscle cells, and the storage or burning of fat cells. These energy systems tell the body chemistry what to do.
You can help manage your weight by managing your energy systems, similar to regulating heat with a thermostat.
More than 150 million Americans are substantially overweight and 60 million are labeled as clinically obese. Most of these people have dieted several times and with each diet the body learns to protect itself by storing fat more efficiently to prepare for the next famine - the next diet.
In fact if you ignore hunger trying to save calories or eat only once or twice per day the metabolism is thrown off so much that the body then stores whatever you do eat as fat.
And as you do without food when you are hungry the body digests itself, your own muscle and visceral protein (connective tissue) is broken down to be utilized for calories and survival, sparing the major organs as much as possible.
The problem with that is that our muscles burn calories, if we have less muscle from dieting we are not as good at burning calories. You would then have to eat enough to re-gain muscle with strength training program.
Then with each period of time off the diet the body regains fat as rapidly as it can store it and very little muscle is re-gained. Thus over several dieting episodes followed eventually by re-gaining any weight lost the body become disproportionately high in percentage of body fat to the detriment of muscle mass.
The body becomes efficient at turning every calorie you eat into fat storage. It is a very primitive protective mechanism you can’t escape.
This could take many months to correct and lots of time to rebuild the muscle as well as develop the body’s trust again that another famine isn’t coming and its protective metabolic maneuvers can be discontinued.
So excess eating is clearly not the only cause of excess weight, restrictive diets actually make us fat. A large portion of people who are overweight eat less and exercise more than their thinner friends or family members.
It is easy to underestimate the physiological pressure for the body to keep fat on it. Willpower will have little impact if your strategies do not take into account the energetic (and psychological) dimension of weight control.
Plus the approach needs to be continually monitored, as the strategies that work one week may need to be revised the next, your body’s energies are always shifting.
All of the Energy Medicine techniques for weight loss are listed in a handy summary table I created and provided for your convenience, send me your e-mail and I will send it to you. Many of these techniques can be viewed on YouTube as well.
You must have the book Energy Medicine for Women for this PDF to be useful because it refers to the page in the book to learn how to do each technique. The Energy Medicine tips are divided into three categories:
Category 1 - Making healthy choices when the body is screaming FEED ME!
This category covers:
As an example of one technique to use, is the 5 minute daily routine (p 51), to de-stress throughout the day and especially before eating.
The video below demonstrates the techniques of the 5 minute daily routine.
Category 2 - Reprogramming the mind!
This category covers:
Category 3 - Reprogramming the body for weight loss and to maintain a healthy weight!
This category covers:
I am excited to make this great information available through my website. I really sense these techniques are one of the missing links to successful sustained weight loss and a healthy body and mind, but not every one will use them or be interested in them so I created a PDF of them.
Send me your e-mail and I will send you my chart as a PDF:Energy Medicine Tips for Weight Loss
Please let me know how using these helps you in your progress, use the feedback form on my Author page.
Donna Eden recommends learning how to self test things especially food to determine what is good for you, here is an excerpt from her books about self testing.
Energy Testing Without a Partner
I sometimes wanted someone to energy test me when no one was available,
I hit upon a solution while I was first experimenting with energy
testing. I went to a sporting goods store and found a barbell that I
could lift if I held it straight out in front of me when I was holding a
comforting thought but could not lift when I was holding a depressing
thought (thoughts generate subtle energies that impact our bodies, and
comforting as well as depressing thoughts affect the muscles).
I placed the dumbbell on a dresser that was the height of my shoulders. I would put my arm out in front of me, grab the dumbbell, and try to lift it. If I wanted to energy test for a specific food or vitamin, I would hold the substance in one hand and try to lift the dumbbell with the other. The energy of the food would affect my energies as decisively as an uplifting or a depressing thought. I could find out whether the substance was having a positive or negative impact on my energies by my ability or inability to lift the weight.
Because dumbbells exert a steady pressure downward, they can provide a reasonably objective measure of what is being tested. The critical physical factor for this self-test is finding a dumbbell with the correct weight-a weight you can lift while holding it straight out in front of you and thinking a positive thought but not while thinking a negative thought. A recent technological innovation that makes it easier to get the exact weight you need for this test is the one-gallon water jug. Experiment with the amount of water needed to just be able to lift it when holding a comforting thought but not while holding a disturbing thought. For testing substances, I suggest using the spleen test. Place your arm at your side with the weight in your hand, touch the substance with your other hand, and see if you can pull the arm with the weight outward, in the motion of a normal spleen meridian energy test (as described in Chapter 2 to of Energy Medicine or the Appendix of Energy Medicine for Women).
Numerous other ways for energy testing without a partner have been devised. Because most of them require the person to simultaneously exert and resist pressure, to be both the tester and the tested, it is very difficult to assure an unbiased result unless the person is highly experienced. One I have found that people can do reliably after practice--and which doesn't require any equipment, such as a weight--has you use your body as a pendulum rather than to exert pressure on a muscle. While standing, place the item being tested at your stomach, holding it evenly with both hands, and bring your elbows in so the sides of your arms touch the sides of your body. Then bring your feet together, facing straight ahead. Take a deep breath, become still, centered, and as you release your breath, release all thoughts. If after a few moments you feel yourself pulled toward the item, that is, falling forward, it indicates that the item is in harmony with your energies. If you find yourself falling backward, away from the substance being tested, it indicates that the item is in conflict with your energies. It is as if, at a subtle level to which you must attune yourself, a substance that is in harmony with your energies has a magnetic attraction pulling you toward it while a substance that is in disharmony repels you. In this test, you need to be particularly careful about your wishes or preconceived ideas influencing the results.
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