Negative Emotions Are The Leading Cause Of Weight Gain!
Written by Tim Shurr
Stressful emotions (anger, worry, fear, resentment, guilt) cause us to go in an endless cycle of Feeling uncomfortable --> Eating unhealthy food --> Feeling uncomfortable --> Eating unhealthy food...and so on.

Diane came to me for weight loss. Her daughter's wedding was quickly approaching and she was consumed with worry because she didn't want to be the "fat mother of the bride." 

Diane shared that her job was incredibly stressful and she'd sit at her desk and eat candy while sipping on Diet Coke's throughout the day. As a result, she developed what she jokingly referred to as "secretary spread."

She went on to say..."As a kid I learned to eat for comfort... and as a reward. If I skinned my knee, mom would say, "Here honey, have a cookie. It will make you feel better." And it did...

If I got a good grade, dad would say, "Let's get ice cream and celebrate!" Those were some of my best memories with dad. He always seemed stressed out because of his work. 

Yet, he was so relaxed during our trips to the ice cream parlor that I thought it was the ice cream. Now I realize it was our quality time together...

BUT...it still doesn't stop me from plopping down in front of the TV at night with a half gallon of my favorite ice cream and a spoon!

Now I'm even more stressed because I have to squeeze into a Size 8 Mother-of-the-Bride dress and that's not going to happen unless I get rid of 29 pounds fast! 

I thought that would be enough to keep me motivated to stop snacking and eating so much sugar, but the worry is making it worse! 

Yesterday a sales guy came by with a big box of donuts and put it right on my desk. 

I was so upset worrying about getting into that dress, I looked around to see if anyone was watching and then scarfed down three donuts. Three of them! 

I'm totally out of control!"

Diane was in tears while she told this story. Her problem wasn't just that she didn't have enough willpower to avoid the donuts. It was her stress and worry! 

Like so many others...Diane was trying to solve the wrong problem!

She was trying to figure out how to stop eating sugar so she could lose weight. But the sugar cravings and over-eating were symptoms of being emotionally overwhelmed

What Diane really needed was to get her stress under control...and that's exactly what we did!

Through a series of deeply relaxing "mind-training" sessions, Diane was able to completely let go of her stress and worry. 

Because she felt more calm and peaceful inside, her intense cravings for sugar disappeared. This happened for two reasons.

The first reason is emotional. Through my program, her "emotional batteries" were recharged and we traded in her worrisome thoughts for more empowering beliefs! 

Diane could be very hard on herself, even though she was well liked by others. Once we released the critical judgments she was making about herself, Diane felt much happier and more at ease inside.

The second reason was physical. Stress releases high amounts of cortisol (a stress hormone) into the bloodstream which intensify's cravings for sugar and carbs. Stress also turns off leptin, which is a different hormone that influences portion control. 

When Diane's stress went down, so did the cortisol, which in turn increased the amount of leptin in her body. As a result, physiologically it became easier to resist temptation and eat less. 

As Diane used all 16 modules in my Body & Mind Transformation modules in my program, her sleep, mood and self-control continued to increase

Four months later, Diane was able to slip into her "size 8" dress and feel beautiful during her daughter's wedding. 

She said, "I was the second most beautiful woman there" with a smile on her face.

That let me know her newfound confidence was here to stay!
If you are struggling with stressful emotions, I can help you in the same way my program helped Diane and the thousands of other clients I've had the privilege of empowering over the last 24 years.   

Your NEXT step is to download a free copy of my special report, Beating Stress Eating! You can do so below. 

Shortly after, I'll send you some free "Success Mindset" training in a 4-Part video series designed to release you from the struggle, pain and frustration of trying to lose weight. 

We can make it a whole lot easier... I know that's hard to believe. Diane didn't believe it either, and yet...that's exactly what happened for her! 

Thanks for reading and I'll meet you in the Beating Stress Eating report where I'll explain why you've been fighting your own brain when it comes to losing weight and how to get your brain to lose the weight for you! 

Imagine how AWESOME that will be...

Tim Shurr, MA
Your Success Coach
Founder, Body & Mind Transformation Program
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Read below and if you want this for your new "alter ego," repeat it out loud (it's ok if you don't believe it at first... ;)

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This is our "alter ego!" When it feels like we don't have the strength or focus to get past obstacles in life, we step into the role of "Achiever!

What's an Achiever? 
Read below and if you want this for your new "alter ego," repeat it out loud (it's ok if you don't believe it at first... ;)

"We are the dreamers, the risk-takers, and the achievers! We refused to stay down, always lean, and help others along the way! We are relentless, determined, and passionate. 

We own our mistakes, castaway judgment, and grow forward. We are ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things because we believe we can! Jump in or get out of the way because we are on a mission!"

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"Stressful Emotions Are The
Leading Cause Of Weight Gain!"
Written by Tim Shurr
Stressful emotions (anger, worry, fear, resentment, guilt) cause us to go in an endless cycle of Feeling uncomfortable --> Eating unhealthy food --> Feeling uncomfortable --> Eating unhealthy food...and so on.

Diane came to me for weight loss. Her daughter's wedding was quickly approaching and she was consumed with worry because she didn't want to be the "fat mother of the bride." 

Diane shared that her job was incredibly stressful and she'd sit at her desk and eat candy while sipping on Diet Coke's throughout the day. As a result, she developed what she jokingly referred to as "secretary spread."

She went on to say..."As a kid I learned to eat for comfort... and as a reward. If I skinned my knee, mom would say, "Here honey, have a cookie. It will make you feel better." And it did...

If I got a good grade, dad would say, "Let's get ice cream and celebrate!" Those were some of my best memories with dad. He always seemed stressed out because of his work. Yet, he was so relaxed during our trips to the ice cream parlor that I thought it was the ice cream. Now I realize it was our quality time together...

BUT...it still doesn't stop me from plopping down in front of the TV at night with a half gallon of my favorite ice cream and a spoon!

Now I'm even more stressed because I have to squeeze into a Size 8 Mother-of-the-Bride dress and that's not going to happen unless I get rid of 29 pounds fast! I thought that would be enough to keep me motivated to stop snacking and eating so much sugar, but the worry is making it worse! 

Yesterday a sales guy came by with a big box of donuts and put it right on my desk. I was so upset worrying about fitting in that dress, I looked around to see if anyone was watching and then scarfed down three donuts. Three of them! I'm totally out of control!"

Diane was in tears while she told this story. Her problem wasn't just that she didn't have enough willpower to avoid the donuts. It was her stress and worry! Like so many others...Diane was trying to solve the wrong problem!

She was trying to figure out how to stop eating sugar so she could lose weight. But the sugar cravings and over-eating were symptoms of being emotionally overwhelmed. What Diane really needed was to get her stress under control...and that's exactly what we did!

Through a series of deeply relaxing "mind-training" sessions, Diane was able to completely let go of her stress and worry. Because she felt more calm and peaceful inside, her intense cravings for sugar disappeared. This happened for two reasons.

The first reason is emotional. Through my program, her "emotional batteries" were recharged and we traded in her worrisome thoughts for more empowering beliefs! 

Diane could be very hard on herself, even though she was well liked by others. Once we released the critical judgments she was making about herself, Diane felt much happier and more at ease inside.

The second reason was physical. Stress releases high amounts of cortisol (a stress hormone) into the bloodstream which intensify's cravings for sugar and carbs. Stress also turns off leptin, which is a different hormone that influences portion control. 

When Diane's stress went down, so did the cortisol, which in turn increased the amount of leptin in her body. As a result, physiologically it became easier to resist temptation and eat less. 

As Diane used all 16 modules in my Body & Mind Transformation program, her sleep, mood and self-control continued to increase

Four months later, Diane was able to slip into her "size 8" dress and felt beautiful during her daughter's wedding. She said, "I was the second most beautiful woman there" with a smile on her face.

That let me know her newfound confidence was here to stay!

If you are struggling with stressful emotions, I can help you in the same way my program helped Diane and the thousands of other clients I've had the privilege of empowering over the last 24 years.   

Your next step is to download a free copy of my special report, Beating Stress Eating! You can do so below. 

Shortly after, I'll send you some free "Success Mindset" training in a 4-Part video series designed to release you from the struggle, pain and frustration of trying to lose weight. 

We can make it a whole lot easier... I know that's hard to believe. Diane didn't believe it either, and yet...that's exactly what happened for her! 

Thanks for reading and I'll meet you in the Beating Stress Eating report where I'll explain why you've been fighting your own brain when it comes to losing weight and how to get your brain to lose the weight for you! 

Imagine how AWESOME that will be...

Tim Shurr, MA
Your Success Coach
Founder, Body & Mind Transformation Program
Download This Special Report Below & Discover How To Take Control Over Stress & Cravings So You Can Lose Weight Easier!
When you enter your name and email above and click on the "Download Now" button, you will be emailed your free copy of Beating Stress Eating! If it doesn't show up within ten minutes, please check your spam filter. Your info is 100% safe and we never share emails!

About Author: Tim Shurr, MA

Tim Shurr is an award winning speaker, human behavior expert and thought leader whose transforming the way people care for their health and happiness.

Tim's "Mind-Training" programs have been features on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and TEDx. He's the author of several books and programs including, Get Out Of Your Way, The Power Of Optimism, Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind, and The Body & Mind Weight Loss Transformation Course.
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