We all have times when we are guilty of turning to food other than when we feel hungry. Whether it’s comfort eating to get over a broken heart, binging on sugary treats as a reward at the end of a busy day, grabbing a snack on the run when we are feeling tired, or gorging on the buffet at a celebration – at times food seems to fix everything and makes us feel better! eating
But when this becomes a regular habit, it’s no surprise that many people pile on the pounds and find themselves turning to faddy diets and grueling exercise regimes in a desperate effort to fight the flab and lose weight – often ending in failure and frustration when they don’t see results quickly enough. And while some do manage to shed weight – often the biggest challenge is to keep it off. eating
That’s why world-renowned therapist, best-selling author, and weight management expert Marisa Peer recently launched an innovative new approach to helping people reach and maintain their optimal weight. It lets them live without endless soul-destroying diets, instead of focusing on understanding and improving their relationship with food. eating
Dietless Life combines the techniques Marisa has developed over her thirty-year career working with clients whose lives have been dominated by weight issues and one of her techniques is the use of hypnosis to increase resting metabolic rate. eating
As a starting point in the 12-week program, she helps people identify what type of eater they are to make them aware of the triggers when it comes to their eating habits and moves towards healthier patterns of thought and action around food. eating
But what type of eater are you?
And how can you break the habit?
Read on to see if you recognize yourself…
Addictive Eater – Eat quickly and on the go, trapped in a cycle of empty-calorie eating with a diet fuelled by sugary foods, caffeine, fast food, fizzy drinks, white bread, pasta, and rice. eating
Break the habit – Stop feeding the addiction by cutting out the main offending foods to break the cycle for a minimum of a month. Small amounts of these can then be introduced at a later date if desired.
Angry Eater – Eat when they feel stressed, tense, or to push down feelings, often turning to crunchy foods like crisps, apples, and crusty bread which they can chew and chomp on to relieve tension because stress receptors in the jaw release relaxing feelings when chewing, producing an instant mood-lifter. eating
Break the habit – When feeling the urge to eat because of stress, choose sugar-free gum instead which is a much healthier way to satisfy that craving and release tension. Get to the root cause of what’s causing the stress cycle by considering therapy, exercise, or other ways to let off steam. eating
Constant Cravers – Seem hungry more than other people with a ‘need’ for food, so find themselves in a cycle of endless eating. WIll often focus on treating themselves with cake, biscuits, pizza, and crisps. eating
Break the habit – Limit most craved foods to once a week and make this a new habit. This way the mind doesn’t see it as deprivation stays motivated and looks forward to that treatment rather than relying on it! eating
Destructive Eaters – Feel the need to stop themselves from having a slim attractive body, eat big portions, frequent meals, and unhealthy snacks such as cakes, biscuits, and crisps. They like the power of being able to gorge on them, knowing it’s their choice.
Break the habit – Learning to understand that food is always available, a choice and there are no restrictions is the key to breaking destructive eating habits. An RTT session can help with this.
Emotional Eaters – Uses comfort foods, sugary snacks, and carbohydrates such as biscuits, fizzy drinks, and bread to self-medicate, even when they’re not hungry – often binging on them in secret to suppress feelings such as boredom, anxiety, and loneliness.
Break the habit – Recognise this pattern and stop using food to feel better. Instead look at how other interventions might help, such as support groups or an RTT session which can be a great way to process trapped emotions.
Feasters – Use food as a way to celebrate at any opportunity. Need more of everything – more textures, tastes, and sides with every meal. As they add so much variety, the body’s natural instinct to stop eating isn’t triggered, so they don’t feel full and know when to stop.
Break the habit – Eating a diet higher in protein which is more slowly digested helps slow down the desire to constantly eat large quantities of food.
Habitual Eaters – Will eat at any opportunity and finish everything in front of them, often at speed. Find comfort in routine, turning to the same convenience foods and snacks such as cereal bars and biscuits out of habit, whether they are hungry or not.
Break the habit – Becoming aware of this habit and actively noticing when the hunger pangs strike over the ‘urge’ to eat is key. Also learning to leave food at each meal is an empowering step to breaking free from the need to clear the plate.
Ignorant – Misinformed about what constitutes healthy eating, they see carbs such as pasta, bread, and cereals as fine, but anything with a high-fat content as the enemy. May eat a lot of convenience foods/ready meals/diet foods and drinks believing that low-fat or sugar-free mean they are better for you.
Break the habit – Learn how to understand food labels, and instead of turning to ready meals, make lunches and dinners with simple ingredients. Start food planning instead of convenience shopping.
More about Dietless Life
Finding out what type of eater you are is just the start! Over the 12-week program, Marisa will host a live in-person, weekly workshop and group hypnosis session giving people a complete understanding of their personal overeating ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ as well as:
- A new, unique hypnotic audio download each week
- A different hypnosis session with Marisa every week
- Strategies to change your relationship with food forever
- Techniques to increase your Resting Metabolic Rate, improve your digestion and change your food preferences.
- Therapy demonstrations and motivational lessons including the Number 1 reason diets fail
- Strategies to end stress eating
- Exclusive access to Marisa’s new book, Dietless Life
- Personal development workbook including client tried-and-tested tactics and strategies
- An accountability buddy allowing partners to mentor and support one another throughout the 12 weeks
While live sessions are already underway, there are eight more to go and the initial ones are available as a recording to catch up on.
To find out more visit: Dietless Life