Our relationship with food and our weight often reflects what’s going on in other parts of our lives. To achieve a healthy, balanced, and peaceful relationship with our bodies we must address our weight issues from a physical, mental, and spiritual aspect.
Ask yourself the following questions and rate your answers on a scale of 0-10, with zero being “no” and 10 being a very strong “yes”.
- Are money and security issues stressing you out?
- Are you stuck and not feeling much pleasure in life?
- Is your self-esteem tied to the number on the scale?
- Are you struggling with relationship issues and matters of the heart?
- Do you bury your emotions instead of speaking your truth?
- Is there conflict between your logical side and your intuition?
- Is your spiritual connection missing or unclear?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I warmly invite you to participate in
Naturally Thin You – Love Your Body, Love Your Life
As a registered dietitian and personal trainer, I saw people struggle for years with their weight – either not losing or losing and gaining it all back (and sometimes more). It wasn’t until I discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and other energy modalities that I realized weight loss was more about our emotions and energies than the food! Since then, I’ve become passionate (and nearly fanatical!) about finding tools that help people lose weight and keep it off.
And here’s what I found. We need help! Which is why I created Naturally Thin You – Love Your Body, Love Your Life. It has everything you need to lose the weight, keep it off, and experience amazing healing along the way!
Naturally Thin You – Love Your Body, Love Your Life offers the support you need to lose the weight and keep it off. We’ll be focusing on the 7 most powerful emotion centers in the body and the core beliefs and negative energies in those areas that are keeping you stuck.
Module #1 – How survival issues such as money, food, and safety affect your weight.
If our primal needs for food, shelter, safety, and resources aren’t met, we’re liking live in a state of fear – fear of failure, fear of weight gain, fear of change – and we no longer feel safe, secure, or grounded. To compensate, your physical weight becomes the way you feel grounded or secure.
Hannah and I spent several sessions tapping on the traumas of a very abusive childhood. She definitely did not feel love and nurtured. Imagine my delight when she gleefully announced to me “Karen, do you know how nice it is to wake up everyday knowing that someone loves you!!”. When I asked her who that someone was she said “It’s me!”
For years, Hannah was unable to speak her truth and she always avoided conflict. Holding onto her emotions and stuffing them down with food (emotional obesity) was most definitely preventing physical weight loss. Now that she’s worked through many of her traumas, she’s releasing the physical weight as well. Sometimes the reasons aren’t so obvious.
Module #2 – How blocks in your ability to experience pleasure can hinder your weight loss efforts.
We’ll explore your beliefs about abundance, pleasure, creativity, and sensuality and tap away and resistance in this area so that you can accept what you’re truly worthy of receiving. When this energy center is balanced you’ll feel confident in social situations, and free to experience pleasurable emotions and activities. When you’re out of balance, food cravings can result from unfelt or unexpressed emotions, making it challenging to lose weight and keep it off. Loving your physical body can also feel impossible.
“After talking with Karen, I realized something astounding. I don’t cope with the stressors of life with food anymore. I still have my same “stuff” (job stressors, family issues, and so on), but I don’t use food to cope. And that’s what makes me really happy. I’ve lost 76 pounds (from 222 to 146 pounds), but I’ve gained so much more. I love myself. I like myself. I have self-esteem. I have peace. I am SO grateful to Karen for everything she’s taught me. She truly transformed my life.” (Deb shown before and after photo)
Module #3 – How low self-esteem and confidence affect your ability to lose weight and keep it off.
In this module, we’ll be tapping on any feelings of doubt and poor self confidence that may be keeping you stuck and unable to lose weight. Balanced energy in this emotion center allows you to be confident in your actions and movements and allows you to meet challenges and move forward in your life. When you’re out of balance, you may be reactive or inactive instead of proactive. Life may pass you by while you do nothing. You may often feel over-emotional and stressed out, which, of course, can lead to overeating and weight issues. You may seriously doubt your ability to lose weight and keep it off. You might also feel a loss of personal power.
Mary, who has released 130 pounds (and kept if off for 2 years now), was the classic caretaker. She was a fabulous wife and mother, but her needs definitely came last. When she lost her first 100 pounds she told me that she felt like she was leaving two, 50-pound suitcases of emotional baggage behind her!
Module #4 – How issues of the heart and our relationships with ourselves – and others – affects our weight loss.
The set-up phrase for EFT tapping – “Even though I have this issue, I love and accept myself anyway” – can be very challenging for many people to say. The reality is that they do NOT love and accept themselves. When we aren’t able to love and accept ourselves, taking care of ourselves is overwhelming. Balance is this area means that your heart is open to giving, and receiving, love for yourself and others.
“Thank you Karen! I feel like I’ve finally met someone who really understands this weight “thing”. I’ve been using your tapping meditations each day and I feel so much better. And I love the daily emails they help keep me calm and centered and balanced. And I know they’re helping because when I don’t use them I eat junky stuff! That said, I took them with me on our camping trip (on my phone). I can’t believe the difference they made. For the first time ever I didn’t eat my way through a vacation. It was so wonderful to not have to come home to 5 extra pounds and that old cycle of trying to diet and starve myself to lose it. Much love to you!” AS
Module #5 – How Not Speaking Your Truth Blocks Weight Loss
In this session, we’re going to do some tapping to honor our feelings and express them with integrity. This area is your communication center and can be seen as the crossroads between the head and the heart. It serves as the mediator between thought and emotion. Not honoring your authentic self and not speaking your truth with love can lead to imbalances in the throat chakra which can make it challenging to release excess weight. Instead of communicating peacefully your words may be angry or you may stuff them, trying to always make things better for others. All of these can result in cravings and overeating.
“Hi Karen. I am SO happy to report that I am ready to eat the stuff that will actually help me lose weight (proteins, veggies, etc.) and to let go of the junkier carbs (cereals, cookies, breads, etc.). I’ve never felt like this before . . . it’s always been a matter of trying to force myself to eat “right” or trying to get into that diet/deprivation mode. I had no idea how much emotional baggage I was carrying, especially when it came to my relationship with my brother. Thank you so much. I finally feel free from all that “stuff” and now it feels so much EASIER to choose the right foods. Forever grateful.” MC
Module #6 – How Denying Your Intuition Blocks Weight Loss
Sometimes your intuition is in conflict with your intellect. Your intellect only knows what happened in the past and it draws upon the events stored in your subconscious, whether good or bad. For example, when trying to lose weight, your intellectual side may be in charge of all those “ya buts” that are keeping you stuck. You may hear yourself saying “ I want to lose weight BUT it’s hard, it’s never worked in the past, I can’t do this” and so on. Balancing this emotion center will help you tap into your inner wisdom and intuition and let you receive guidance from you own soul.
“Wow, I seem to cry with each one of these (daily meditations). Interestingly, when you first talked about change, I was fine. But change around food made me very upset because I see it as going back to counting, measuring, restricting and being locked into perfection once again. Thank you for helping me to know it doesn’t have to be this way. Lots of tears on this one. I am on a path seeking joy, peace, and freedom around food and I am so grateful that you are showing me the way. . I love, love, love the affirmations. Thank you, dear one.” TW
Module #7 – How a Lack of Spiritual Connection Prevents You From Losing the Weight and Keeping it Off
This emotion center deals with our connection to our higher self and our spirituality and our connection with Divine or Spirit. When this area is balanced, we maintain a higher life force energy. If it’s closed or weak, we may feel a lack of vitality and direction in our lives and we may feel very disconnected from self. If you’re struggling with your sense of purpose or not living your authentic self, weight loss may be a struggle. When you’re balanced, you can see your true nature and love and accept yourself as part of the universe, allowing you to fulfill your highest potential.
“My recovery was so extreme because I had given up. I had purchased bigger clothing and resigned myself to being older and heavier and sick. I had dieted my entire life – since I was about 16 – and had repeatedly put the weight back on. Your program was different. We did lots of work on healing the issues behind my cravings and I started losing weight – and it’s staying off. Your course gave me the mindset to change my life as well as my body. Thanks Karen!” – Mae
Karen Donaldson, MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and the owner of EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions. She is a also a Certified EFT Weight Loss Coach and the instructor for the Naturally Thin You programs for EFT Universe. She has helped thousands of women transform their lives by teaching them how to release their physical weight as well as their emotional weight.
Enrollment for the Love Your Body, Love Your Life program is by application only. We want to make sure this is the best fit for YOU. To apply, please click HERE to access Karen’s on line calendar to schedule a free phone or Skype session to discover if this program is right for YOU. Don’t wait another day to begin YOUR weight loss and healing journey.