Body Beliefs - What they are and how to change yours

Updated: Aug 8, 2021

Beliefs create your experience and your experience confirms your beliefs.

I'd like you to consider the following:

The relationship you have with food and your body will impact your health more powerfully than the food you eat. The relationship that you have with your body is the longest relationship you will have in your lifetime. So, I ask you, what is it that you believe when you are relating to your body?

Your body must obey your beliefs.

This means that your body is to some extent a creation of your #beliefs. So, what do you #believe is true about your #health? About your body?

Here is something else to consider – if you are zooming along in life, and then all of a sudden you get fired from your job and if you don’t have the belief inside you that you will get another job, if you don’t believe that you can support yourself, you will get sick. Your beliefs are linked to your #immunesystem and our #emotions play a big part in our health. You could slip into depression and may even develop a chronic illness or condition. Your belief system is beyond powerful. Here is another way to look at it, if you believe that you can’t lose #weight – you won’t. If you believe that you can’t transform your fat – you won’t. If you believe that you have always been unhealthy and blame it on your parents, you will always be unhealthy.

Build a Relationship with your Body

The connection you establish with your body depends on the story that you are telling about it. Stories are so powerful they can #empower your #metabolism or diminish it. For example “I’m too big” or "too gross to be touched", "skinny people are happier", "I’m too scrawny", "no one could ever love me the way I am” These stories turn into #stress responses. What does stress do? It slows our metabolism to store more fat. If you are at constant war with your body, who loses? You can’t #heal through war, you can only heal through love.

Stories are comprised of beliefs. To believe something means to make it dear and valuable to us. Beliefs give us a sense of security. Our beliefs create our experience and our experience confirms our beliefs. You can change your beliefs, you can change your experience and you can change your outcome.

Lets dig a little deeper – beliefs come from #programming. Programming creates decisions which stabilizes beliefs, which shapes our #identity. Our identity informs our actions and behaviors which determines our results. Your biography creates your biology which directs your metabolism. In other words your metabolism is some part genetic and some part your programming. Can we change this? Absolutely – but we need to start with your programming.

How do we do this? By making little changes. We start with your #behaviors and two main focus points are blood sugar stabilization and stress management? And breaking that down to two simple steps – 1. drink more water, and 2. take 10 slow deep breaths before you eat your meal. A little hint here – those 2 small steps are moving you 1% further in the right direction. Who you are being, and who you are becoming equals what your body is doing.

Desires can escort you to your highest potential

Trade in Judgement for Curiosity

When we are faced with wanting different and longing for something more, the #goal can be overwhelming and feel impossible. I invite you to take a minute and consider this, what if we are only seduced to want things that put you on the path to be who you came here to be? So if you really want to lose weight and burn fat, and this peaks your interest and your desires, then this IS the road you should be on. Right here. Right now. The changes that you are longing for will inspire you to move forward and are always about who you become along this journey. I ask you to vow right now, to trade in judgement for curiosity. No more judging your body. No more judging what everyone else is doing. Get curious about why you feel the way you do. Get curious about what works for you and what doesn’t work. Get curious about how you connect to your body and what it is actually telling you.

Every symptom, craving or behavior has a positive intention

Food is Pleasure

Taking this one step further, I ask you to consider the story that you are telling yourself. How would you feel if I said that every symptom, craving or behavior around food has a positive intention? This is actually your body’s way of communicating with you. How you react to this cry for help is only the best solution that you have been able to come up with so far. Even over eating is a cry for love. Our bodies are literally crying for us to pay attention and start nurturing and loving them. The driving force behind any developed #habit is #pleasure, and guess what – food is pleasure. Eating too much or too little can be a cry for pleasure and satisfaction. Again, how do we fix this? Well, we create a new solution.

We change the story we tell our self. When we start something new such as a new way of eating or exercising, we know that we need to commit and be disciplined and to some that may be hardcore and strict. This means we can’t cheat or deviate from the plan. What if we changed the story to instead of saying I am 100% dedicated to this new diet and exercise program, I refuse to cheat, I refuse to fail – we changed it to I am 100% dedicated to caring for myself in a new way. I am committed to putting my health first and treating my body with love.

Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate

So if you are suffering from an illness or a craving, the positive intention that your body is begging you for is change. Your body is literally begging you to prioritize your health and to take better care of yourself. My goal for you i