Welcome to Weighty Issues

As you may know, we live in a culture which promotes a love/hate relationship with food, with our bodies and ultimately with ourselves. Therefore, we are left feeling out of control with our eating and with our lives. Joyce Sarat White, licensed professional counselor and founder of Weighty Issues, helps clients explore information, challenge beliefs and encourages the reframing of one's relationship to food, to their bodies and to themselves. Click here for a more complete description of Weighty Issues.

This blog will provide you with the opportunity to receive support and education. The information is meant to complement, not substitute for professional services. Thank you for visiting, I hope it will become habit forming!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Meditating to a Healthy Body Weight

How can Meditation lead to a Healthy Body Weight? The #1 reason we overeat is due to stress. We live in stressful, anxious times and so it is no wonder that weight issues have become one of the foremost health issues today. However, our breath is a tool that we carry with us wherever we go and it can soothe and relax us.

Unfortunately, most of us breathe just enough to stay alive. This shallow breathing creates anxiety, fatigue, rapid heart rate, confusion, poor concentration, muscle tension and negative, neurotic thinking. Food might be our drug of choice to numb ourselves. In the end, we develop health issues such as high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia, teeth grinding, indigestion etc.

If we can take time to breathe deeply, that is, diaphragmatic or belly breathing, 15 minutes a day, emotional distress can be eased. We can feel more peaceful, energized, loving, productive, focused and think more positive, hopeful thoughts. Ultimately, thru a practice of meditation, there is a connection to the inner self and what one really needs and wants instead of food. Meditation is an important resouce in attaining a Healthy Body Weight. To learn more about meditation, please call me at 846-9053.