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Heartbreak, Weight Loss & Eating M & M’s

19 Dec

Hello again. 

Our hard copy CDs for the new Heartbreak, Abandonment & Betrayal imagery are in the warehouse.  And because for years people have been asking for short imagery segments for a quickie tune-up, I’m finally putting together a mix of brief imagery segments.  Stay tuned.  These will be short tracks running from 7 - 14 minutes that you can listen to whenever you don’t have much time but could use a quick infusion of relaxation and/or perspective.

An interesting study recently came out of Carnegie Mellon, showing that when people imagined, in great detail, eating a bunch of M & M’s, they ate less of them when actually offered the real thing (as compared with a different group who imagined eating only 3 - they snarfed down many more.  If you’re intrigued, check out this video interview to learn more.

And speaking of food, here’s some advance notice on Jim Gordon’s super-popular, always sold-out, Food as Medicine course.  It will be June 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD.  For more info, visit the Center for Mind-Body Medicine page.  As always, CEU’s & partial scholarships are available.

One of my favorite health experts, David Edelberg MD, summarizes new findings about how to keep the weight off once it’s been lost. He references a large Danish weight loss study where people who lost weight were divided up into various follow-up food regimens.  Bottom line: it’s the high protein, low glycemic index diet strategies that kept the weight off.
But he’s a terrific writer, and it’s better coming from him - you can find his summary here.  And I’m posting the study on this week’s Hot Research page.

Okay, take care, be well and peaceful and safe over the holiday weekend!!
All best,

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award