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The Health Benefits of Listening Better

by Pete Bissonette

Improving your listening skills can enhance every area of your life, from your relationships to your career – it can even help you lose weight.

Weight problems are associated with inadequate discrimination of body signals. Without clear body communications, weight problems become compounded as a person eats in an attempt to cope with stress and nutritional imbalances.

Years of dysfunctional coping with poor eating choices can become a person’s preferred eating habits.

Fortunately, you can create a new relationship between yourself and food that can help you maintain healthy eating habits and achieve weight loss that is permanent.

Certain foods create health and energy while other foods can zap your body of energy and decrease your metabolism. Paying close attention to how your body responds to both kinds is key.

If you want to get off the rollercoaster of dieting — forever — take time to reconnect with your inner nature and listen to what your body is telling you.

Begin each day by imagining the ideal relationship you desire between your mind, body, and food. Imagine your meals and the choices you will make to eat healthy foods in proper quantities to fulfill your energy needs.

Before each meal, quiet your mind and attune your body for digestion. Be open to receive the signals that it uses to guide you to good health.

Chew your food slowly, deliberately, and quit willingly when you’ve had enough.

Every night as you go to sleep, pause to reflect on your day. Review what worked for you and what you’ll do differently tomorrow, increasing awareness of your true nature and confidence in your ability to achieve a healthy weight that is right for you.

Also, check out our Ideal Weight Paraliminal, which works for you to keep your body healthy and at your ideal weight.