Shifting focus

I’ve treated the rich and famous–and believe me, they all have the same food cravings you do.

But I’ve helped them conquer those cravings and get off the emotional roller coaster they can cause with just a few simple tricks…

You see, your mind has a powerful influence over your cravings. Your mind also has a strong influence on how your body operates. A recent study conducted in Malaysia is a perfect example.

In this study, researchers examined how three alternative therapies–acupressure, hypnotherapy, and transcendental meditation–affected blood glucose.

They recruited 20 people with type 2 diabetes. Half the group participated in 10 successive days of 60-90 minute sessions that incorporated all three of these therapies. The control group got placebo pills twice a day. Everyone’s blood sugar was measured before the test’s start, after the study’s end, and in a follow-up test.

The therapy-group patients had significantly lower blood sugar both at the end of the study and at follow-up, while the control group’s blood sugar levels didn’t change at all.

What’s the moral of this story? I’m not asking that you find the nearest acupressure practitioner, hypnotherapist, or guru to learn transcendental meditation–although it’s not a bad idea. I meditate to relieve stress and give my life balance. I’ve done it for years! But I know it’s not for everyone.

Here’s what I would like you to do…

Forget the idea of “deprivation.” Thinking about what you “can’t” have will only make you miserable and feed those cravings. Instead, focus on shifting your cravings in the right direction.

Visualize all of the wonderfully indulgent foods you CAN enjoy (and still lose weight)–things like prosciutto and cheese pizza, southern fried chicken with crispy skin, and coconut cream pie. (You can find all of these recipes–and many more–in my special report Dr. Fred’s Decadent Diet-Free Recipes that you get for free when you subscribe to my monthly Logical Health Alternatives Newsletter.

Also, remember this–food is just that, food. It’s what your body needs to survive. Nothing more. Don’t give it any other meaning in your life other than that.

Don’t get me wrong–I think it’s important to enjoy your meals. And it’s never been easier to do that than with my New Hamptons Health Miracle. But if you’re turning to food for comfort, for validation, or for any reason other than sustenance, you’ll only wind up hungrier than ever.