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37: Lose Weight Before You Date? Facing Your Body Shadow



We get asked this question all the time…”Should I wait to lose weight before I start to date?” Women can be very self-critical about their bodies and feel their worth tied to their body size.

37: Lose Weight Before You Date? Facing Your Body Shadow

In Episode 37, Debi and Dr. Rob discuss the psychological impact of weight gain and dieting and how they relate to relationships and intimacy. We discuss how people feel they will be more confident after they lose weight or get to a certain size but then realize that they still have the same mindset minus a few pounds. We talk about the body being a part of the Persona in dating that dictates your attractiveness to potential mates. Just like we try to please to get someone to like us, are you trying to lose weight to get approval from others?

After working with hundreds of women on weight loss as a hypnotherapist, Debi shares how they use their weight as a defense against love. They use extra pounds to hide and avoid attention. They sabotage their diets and workout routines because they really don’t want to be in a relationship on a deep level. Once you identify the psychological core of why you are rejecting love, the weight will melt away and you will have a better relationship with food. This process is about facing your Body Shadow™ so you can free your mind from the past and create the body you love.

Debi shares her personal story of her own relationship with her body and food and how she transformed it. Be inspired to change your mind and then your body will follow.

Join us for our virtual retreat, Creating The Body Beautiful – Spiritual Psychology of Weight Loss without Dieting. A 6-part program to help you change your relationship with food and your body so you can be happier and healthier and ultimately in a great relationship with your ideal partner.

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