Article Summary By Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
Having a junk food problem? Not for long.
According to menshealth.com, research now provides direct evidence on how to do away with your delicious foe. Most diets and health advice circulating the Internet might call for portion control of your favorite junk food. They claim you can still have them, just don’t eat a lot. Research has uncovered a different approach. Following the food logs of 367 people trying to lose weight, researchers found that those that cut out the junk food altogether had less desire for this type of food. The participants who held onto their favorite junk food had no change in cravings for it and were prone to junk food relapse.
Here’s where portion control fails…
We condition ourselves constantly throughout our lives. When we have cravings, they are usually coupled with internal stimuli such as stress, or even external ones such as the time of day. We positively reinforce this conditioning every time we slip and eat the junk foods we are trying to avoid. According to this article, remove the positive reinforcement and your cravings will disappear.
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The DeTUR model for Desensitizing Triggers and Urges addresses addictions and dysfunctional/unwanted behaviors. Successful results have been found across the spectrum of addictions and unwanted behaviors such as:
With the DeTUR model, we begin with comprehensive goal setting and treatment planning. Using eye movements and a mix of eclectic techniques, we will help you to reprocess the way your brain creates urges and triggers. This reprocessing occurs out of a conscious level of awareness. (Read more about EMDR).
I often see clients surprisingly report that at the end of the day they had not engaged in the negative behavior, or had - but not as often- , or had noticed urges to engage and could not set them aside. What is even more awesome is, at times, they actually reported an aversion when they thought about partaking in the unwanted behavior such as smoking, drinking coffee, or biting their nails.
I have seen this work really well for clients in the past few weeks to decrease urges related to sexual addiction, smoking, alcohol abuse, and afternoon chocolate cravings. Feel free to email or give me a call if you would like more information on this new treatment.
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