PRLog - Nov. 13, 2012 - Three Brain Tricks to Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain
Battle holiday weight gain by unleashing the power of your mind
Dr. Nikki Goldman explains how to eat what you want and still look good because you’ll want less!
San Diego, CA – November 13, 2012 – Today, Dr. Nikki Goldman, San Diego’s leading hypnotherapist, announced three great tips that will enable anyone to survive the holiday season while eating what they want without having to endure the diet nightmare.
Dr. Nikki is available for interview to provide in-depth details about how best to survive the holiday food fest.
“Are you consumed by the urge to gobble all the holiday treats?” asks Dr. Nikki Goldman. “Food is appealing, in part, because we make images in our mind’s eye about how good it looks. We remember how enjoyable it tasted and bring it all back in living color. Remember Pavlov’s dogs? Want to stop drooling? If you don’t want to be called Rover then stop being a Hoover, (vacuum that is!) Here are three good tricks that can help you survive the holidays as thin as you want to be.”
Trick Number 1 - Close your eyes and picture a turkey with all the trimmings (or any food you crave). Chances are you see a colorful inviting picture. Now make the picture in black and white. Does it change its appeal? Change the perspective even more. Make the picture half the size and push it to the other side of the room. Watch your desire disappear.
Trick Number 2 – When you are sitting in front of your holiday dinner plate, slow down and smell your food before you put it in your mouth. Smell is a major part of eating. If you take perfume and put it under your nose, it has a scent. However, if you keep it there for more than a couple of moments, it loses its scent. The brain cannot register it. The same is true with food. Pay close attention to the experience of eating: (sometimes called mindful eating). Notice the change in flavor has you chew it. It simply won’t taste as good when your stomach is full.
Trick Number 3 - If you have a craving for a particular food, close your eyes, and pretend you are eating it. Your unconscious mind doesn't know the difference between real and imagined experience. When you use your imagination in this way, your body will think you ate it and really have a sense of satisfaction.
For other great tips about how to battle the holiday weight gain by unleashing the power of your mind over your body, please visit Dr. Nikki’s website at http://www.drnikkigoldman.com.
More about Dr. Nikki Goldman
Dr. Nikki Goldman Ph.D. has 20 years’ experience as a hypnotherapist in private practice. She uses hypnosis to help people build self-esteem, overcome obstacles to achieving goals, reduce stress and excel at job/sports performance, change eating patterns, improve body image overcome phobias such as public speaking, heights, claustrophobia and more.
An award winning author, she has contributed to national magazines like Family Circle, BBW Magazine, San Diego Business Journal, and several professional journals. Her books, Emotional Disorders and Teenage Suicide are in schools and libraries across the country. She has been quoted in the Washington Post, San Diego Union, Family Circle Magazine, Parenting Magazine and more. She has lectured in such prominent institutions as the U.S. Navy, UCSD Medical School, Charter Hospital, and national health conventions, and has been a guest on radio talk and news shows.
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