The Fear Anxiety System
This is a system that threatens the integrity of the body and of life itself. This system alerts to danger. This is to do with freezing and the flight response to do with a classical conditioning of fear, freeze, and flight. When motivated by this system the brain is engulfed by an intense free floating anxiety which appears to have no environmental cause and no thoughts associated with it. This is to do with the fear of being afraid, this system promotes the generalized anxiety disorder, neurotic disorders, and phobias, and when this system is repeatedly stimulated produces the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Your mind, your thoughts, and beliefs directly effect your body. Your anxiety influences what, when, and how much you choose to eat. Conversely, it is the food you put in your body that effects what you think, what you believe, and how you feel, and it is your anxiety and your body that needs to be treated. Once you have learned how to recognize and change your limiting beliefs created by your anxiety, you’ll be able to recognize other limiting beliefs that hold you back in regards to eating. These include poor eating habits such as eating late at night, eating greasy and unhealthy food, or just consuming too many calories. Once you deal with your anxiety, eating healthy becomes much easier and as well, you therefore can begin to consistently eliminate a huge source of those empty calories. Without anxiety you can feel emotionally healthier, happier, and more stable, you will then know that you can cope and change that anxiety state.
When your mind and body is integrated and healthy there is no limit to what you can achieve. You get to free your body and mind from being a prisoner to food. Once you deal with your anxiety, then your weight management won’t be that hard. When emerged in anxiety, it feels like it is impossible, starting and stopping diets over and over and over again. Going from eating to binging and restricting, and once you deal with your anxiety, then the ability to be able to stick to the healthy diet and healthy habits becomes easy.
As common as it is to have concerns about your weight, it is also common to rationalize a way the issues of health and say that they are unrelated to your eating, but let’s be clear, sugar is a poison. When you continuously put sugar in your body you are continuously putting poison in your body, and every system in your body is negatively effected. Health issues that you quickly disregard as unrelated to your eating might not be as unrelated as you think. Problem eaters tend to live in denial, and even when you accept that you might have to cut back on the sugar that you are eating, it is really hard to acknowledge the potential consequences and that is due to the anxiety that you hold within that is caused by the need to change.
Your body has a remarkable ability to heal itself, even of anxiety. When you stop obsessing and start eating right, your body can begin the healing journey and begin to reverse years and even decades of continued abuse due to your anxiety.
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