Obesity has been on the rise in the USA, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and many other parts of the world..
When the millennium began, 30% of American adults were considered obese. Now, it’s more than 42%.
In both the US and Britain, officials are blaming the growth of fast food chains and lower physical activity.
Two other major culprits appear to be stress and emotional distress.
It is common wisdom among researchers that a majority of people who are overweight are emotional eaters.
People who engage in emotional eating typically eat as a response to negative emotions and stress. An emotional eating episode usually begins with a craving for certain foods. These foods tend to be high in fat and/or carbs.
In a 2017 analysis of studies published in Current Psychology, researchers noted that emotional eating was a bigger cause of obesity than having a lot of junk food and fast food in one’s environment. https://www.mcgill.ca/healthpsychologylab/files/healthpsychologylab/frayn-knnuper2017_article_emotionaleatingandweightinadul.pdf
They also found that emotional eaters are less likely to lose weight from traditional weight loss programs and diets. Programs they examined that involved physical activity helped a little bit more. Programs that involved healthy emotion regulation and mindfulness provided the best results.
Do these two things to give those cravings an out-of-the-ballpark one-two-punch.
Adaptogenic herbs increase your ability to manage physical, mental and emotional stress. They support your ability to manage emotions mindfully and to recognize stress and negative emotions in the first place.
Many weight loss supplements include adaptogenic herbs for this very reason.
Siddha Bioscience’s (formerly Nambu Botanicals) Hi-Memory Formula has Bacopa Monnieri - an adaptogen - as its main physical ingredient.
Bacopa decreases stress and increases mindfulness. It also acts as a powerful meditation aid that allows you to go deeper into meditation.
The Siddha Yogis of Tamil Nadu, India have used this herb for ages to activate the Third Eye Chakra and enhance intuition.
Vedic priests in general have used it to memorize chants and long verses from scripture because of Bacopa’s ability to improve certain types of memory and concentration.
Hi-Memory formula is infused with sacred sounds that support the Third Eye. Our sound infusions follow ancient metaphysical Siddha Medicine traditions.
Curcumin is well-known as an adaptogen that improves moods and helps you manage stress. It may also facilitate weight loss directly by interacting with hormones and other chemicals in the body.
Curcumin is the main physical ingredient in Shreem Brzee formula. It is a Turmeric extract standardized to 95% Curcumin and other curcuminoids.
In India, Turmeric is used for physical health, prosperity, protection and a go-getter mindset. It is associated with the Navel Chakra, the seat of personal power and willpower.
Shreem Brzee is a prosperity mantra associated with Lakshmi, the Goddess of Abundance. The formula is infused with this sacred mantra in accordance with ancient Siddha tradition.
A food journal can help you track your eating habits and the emotions you feel before, during and after eating. It allows you to become more conscious of how emotions have taken control of your relationship with food.
In your journal, it may help to take note of how hungry or full you were at different times when you made the decision to eat.
The more aware you are of your habits and what causes them, the better you will become at changing your habits.