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Spiritual  Weight  Loss  How to Transform Your Body Reverse Aging and Achieve  Optimal Health  Brent Phillips

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Contents  Chapter 1: Introduction ....................................................................................... 4 Why You Will Actually Use the Tools in This Book ..................................................................................... 6 The Components of the ThetaGenix Program .......................................................................................... 9 Brent’s Story ............................................................................................................................................. 11 Legal and Copyright Notice ...................................................................................................................... 14 Overview .................................................................................................................................................. 15 Myth-Conceptions and Optimizations ....................................................................................................... 16 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works ............................................ 17 The Dangers of Our Modern Society ........................................................................................................ 18 Metabolism Weight Loss and Hunger ..................................................................................................... 20 The Limits of the Standard Model of Calorie Counting ............................................................................. 22 The Critical Role of Insulin in Weight Loss and Weight Gain ................................................................... 29 How and Why the Body Burns Fat ........................................................................................................... 32 Scenario 1: Energy Deficit ...................................................................................................................... 33 Scenario 2: Energy Surplus .................................................................................................................... 35 Chapter 3: Emotional Clearing .......................................................................... 37 A quick note on language: Weight Loss vs Releasing Excess Fat ........................................................... 41 Emotional Eating ...................................................................................................................................... 44 Fear of Intimacy ....................................................................................................................................... 48 Food Allergies and Sensitivities ............................................................................................................... 50 Emotional Clearing to Support Cleansing Nutrition and Exercise ........................................................... 53 Genetic Programs for Aging and Dying .................................................................................................... 55 Commitment ............................................................................................................................................. 56 Chapter 4: The Miracle of Nutritional Cleansing ................................................ 58 Types of Toxicity ...................................................................................................................................... 61 Heavy Metals ........................................................................................................................................... 62 Poisonous Chemicals ............................................................................................................................... 63 Acidic Waste Products ............................................................................................................................. 63 The Acid-Alkaline pH Balance ............................................................................................................... 63 Use alkalizing water drops to alkalize your water ..................................................................................... 66 Use a water ionizer to alkalize your water ................................................................................................ 66 Balancing pH by Using Theta Healing to Change your Subconscious Belief Systems ............................ 67 Getting More Alkaline Through Diet ......................................................................................................... 67 Toxicity Water and Excess Fat ............................................................................................................... 69 Examples of Acidic and Alkaline Foods .................................................................................................... 70

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Effective Cleansing................................................................................................................................... 72 The Liver-Gallbladder Cleanse ................................................................................................................. 73 The Liver-Gallbladder Cleanse aka “The Olive Oil Cleanse” ................................................................. 73 The Detoxification Foot Spa ..................................................................................................................... 74 The “King of Cleanses”: the Whole-Body Cellular Cleanse ...................................................................... 77 Chapter 5: Strategic Eating ............................................................................... 81 Nutritional Support.................................................................................................................................... 84 Calorie Cycling and Macro-Nutrient Cycling ............................................................................................. 88 Ideal Meal Macro-Nutrient Composition ................................................................................................... 90 Portion Sizing and Meal Timing ................................................................................................................ 92 Calorie Guidelines .................................................................................................................................... 92 Examples: ................................................................................................................................................ 93 General guidelines for choosing foods: .................................................................................................... 98 Chapter 6: Getting the Most Out of Your Exercise ........................................... 101 Exercise and the Basal Metabolic Rate ...................................................................................................102 Resistance Training.................................................................................................................................104 A Little Known Secret to Effective Cardio ................................................................................................108 Chapter 7: Applying the ThetaGenix Program ................................................ 112 The First Step: Find Out Where You Are Now .......................................................................................112 The Second Step: Decide Where You Want To Be ................................................................................113 The Third Step: Tracking Your Results ...................................................................................................114 Step Four: Emotional Clearing ................................................................................................................115 Step Five: Cleansing ...............................................................................................................................115 Step 6: Adding Exercise ..........................................................................................................................118 Step 7: Implementing Strategic Eating ....................................................................................................118 Making ThetaGenix Affordable: Save Money and Even Profit ..............................................................120 Dont Keep Your Success to Yourself .....................................................................................................121 Appendix A: Where Science Meets Spirit: The Formula for Miracles ............... 122 Introduction: How an MIT-Trained Engineer Experienced a Miracle .......................................................122 Chapter 1: Is There a Formula for Miracles ...........................................................................................134 The Power of Human Consciousness .....................................................................................................136 The Computer Metaphor for Understanding Healing and Miracles .........................................................138 We Can Learn How to Harness the Full Power of Our Minds .................................................................140 The Truth about the Law of Attraction .....................................................................................................142 Practical Miracles for Everyday Use ........................................................................................................142 Appendix B: Secrets of Muscle Testing ........................................................... 144 What is on the DVD 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Do I need to know how to do ThetaHealing to use this DVD ............................................................145 Do I need this DVD if I have taken the Basics of Theta Healing seminar .........................................145 How do I get mine ............................................................................................................................146 Muscle Testing ........................................................................................................................................146 Four Methods of Muscle Testing .............................................................................................................149 Muscle Testing Method 1: The Arm Lever .............................................................................................149 Muscle Testing Method 2: The Standing Test .......................................................................................150 Muscle Testing Method 3: The Finger Ring ...........................................................................................152 Muscle Testing Method 4: Pendulums ..................................................................................................155 Troubleshooting Muscle Testing .............................................................................................................156 Appendix C: Learning to Create Miracles in Your Life ..................................... 159 In the Basics of ThetaHealing seminar you will learn the following: ..................................................160 Appendix D: Saving and Making Money with ThetaGenix .............................. 163 How to get your Isagenix Products ..........................................................................................................165 APPENDIX E: Recommended Recipes ........................................................... 168 High Protein Shake: ................................................................................................................................169 High Carb Shake: ....................................................................................................................................169 High Protein Meal – Chicken with Broccoli ..............................................................................................169 High Protein Meal – Chicken Collard Salad .............................................................................................170 High Protein Meal – Salmon and Green Beans .......................................................................................171 High Protein Meal – Ahi Tuna and Spinach Salad ...................................................................................171 High Carb Meal – Vanilla Rice with Cinnamon ........................................................................................172 High Carb Meal – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce .........................................................................................172 Version 1: Meat Sauce .....................................................................................................................173 Version 2: Vegetarian Sauce ............................................................................................................173 Version 3: Home Made Meat Sauce – THE BEST ........................................................................173

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6 Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 1: Introduction Why You Will Actually Use the Tools in This Book  The “heart and soul” of the ThetaGenix approach can be summed up in the following four questions and answers: There are thousands of different diets weight loss programs and nutritional guidelines out there and some of them are actually effective and will work for you. However if your nutrition and eating program is not convenient affordable tasty and simple you wont stick with it. Similarly if you feel hungry all the time or are always craving the foods you dont get to eat you wont stick with it. And even the best diet or nutritional program in the world will do nothing for you if it doesnt become part of your lifestyle The ThetaGenix program is designed from the ground up to be extremely flexible so that you can find a way to work it in a way that works for you. When applied properly you will naturally and effortlessly choose to eat in a way that supports your health and weightloss goals without hunger cravings or feeling deprived. And you will keep using it because you like it better than your old patterns of eating – which means that not only will you get great results but you will maintain them forever What is the best nutrition and eating program for  you to use  Q  Its the one you actually use  A

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7 Spiritual Weight Loss If you are health conscious or have been involved with alternative or holistic medicine you know that cleansing the body of toxins and impurities is critical to healing injury and disease reversing aging and maintaining great health and energy levels. However if you are like me you know that many of the cleansing programs and products on the market make you miserable when you use them and are often expensive. I dont know how many different cleanses and fasts I’ve tried and either didnt finish or never repeated because they made me so miserable. As with the eating and nutrition ThetaGenix suggests cleansing products and programs that are gentle and easy compared to what you may have experienced before. The goal is to find a cleansing regimen that becomes part of your lifestyle and that you use regularly because it simple and pleasant and makes you look and feel better. After all even the best cleanse in the world will do nothing for you if you dont actually use it What is the best body cleansing system for you to  use  Q  Its the one you actually use  A

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8 Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 1: Introduction Emotional clearing is a vital component of any serious weight release or body transformation program for reasons to be discussed in detail below. In short in order to get great results from anything in life you have to be clear of subconscious emotional blocks that will sabotage your progress. However if emotional clearing takes too long or is too expensive or too difficult you wont do it. ThetaGenix solves this problem by offering simple fast and incredibly powerful emotional clearing that usually only takes a few hours to permanently eliminate subconscious emotional blocks to releasing weight and getting super healthy. What is the best emotional clearing technique for  you to use  Q  Its the one you actually use  A  What is the best form of exercise for you to do  Q  Its the one you actually do  A

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9 Spiritual Weight Loss Of course there are a virtually endless number of different kinds of exercise and many people are overwhelmed by everything they think they need to learn and do to start an effective exercise program. The real truth is that while there is always room for optimization the most important thing is not what kind of exercise you do or how long you do it when you do it or how often you do it...the most important thing is that you do it This program will suggest different kinds of exercise and provide state-of-the-art information on how and when you can exercise to get maximum results. However most of this information is just for optimization. The really important thing for you to do is to simply find some form of exercise you actually enjoy to ensure you will make it part of your lifestyle and hence keep doing it – not just because you know it is good for you but because you like it Lastly ThetaGenix emphasizes a gradual phased approach to lifestyle transformation. Perhaps the biggest and most common mistake people make when embarking on a weight loss or body transformation program is to try to do too much too fast. If you try to do too much too fast it will shock your system and – about 90 of the time – causes you to quit after a few weeks or a few months. Its as if you never exercise and decide you want to run a marathon so you immediately go out and try to run 5 miles per day...not only is this hard on your body but you wont stick with it. Youre much more likely to have long term success if you gradually phase in the components of the system. The Components of the ThetaGenix Program  The program detailed in this e-book is called “ThetaGenix” because it includes the use of ThetaHealing and Isagenix Nutritional Cleansing. I have tried zillions of different diets nutritional supplements cleanses and emotional clearing modalities and these are the two things that provided me with profound immediate and permanent results.

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10 Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 1: Introduction However the ThetaGenix program is far more than the sum of its parts and also includes a great deal of vital information about biochemistry food planning meal preparation metabolism optimization acid-alkaline balance and other topics to create an incredibly powerful synergistic system to burn fat release toxicity and improve health appearance energy and vitality. Even if you have used ThetaHealing and/or the Isagenix system and/or other diet nutrition or exercise programs before without great results don’t despair You can still expect to get amazing results out of this program because of the powerful synergies involved. The ThetaGenix program consists of four components: Emotional Clearing Body Cleansing Nutrition and Eating Program Exercise While you will obtain the quickest and best results by using all four components of the program in synergy remember our guiding principle is to find a way to gradually and gently apply the program which fits best into your lifestyle. Hence all of the program components are optional. Yes thats right...every component of this program is optional So if you really dislike exercise you dont have to ever. Or if you really dislike cleanses you dont have to do cleanses ever. Im so serious about the flexibility of this program and the need to make it fit your lifestyle on a permanent basis that every part of the program is optional...because what is the weight loss and body transformation program for you You got it - its the one you actually use However the more aspects of the program you are willing to engage the faster you will get results. Similarly the more aggressively you apply the program the faster you will get the results you want. So if there are certain aspects of the program you dont want to do it probably just means it will take you longer to get

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11 Spiritual Weight Loss the results you want. And that is perfectly fine If you apply the ThetaGenix program in a way you enjoy and that fits your lifestyle you will make consistent effortless progress and before you know it youll have the body of your dreams As you apply this program and start getting results don’t be surprised if you experience a shift of attitude regarding the elements of the program you didnt like before. Its common for people who disliked exercising prior to starting the program to begin to enjoy exercise as they get into better shape or that people who never wanted to do cleanses before are suddenly interested in improving their health by cleansing out toxicity. This is because as you start to get good results your body chemistry will be changing. As a result it’s likely that you will naturally and effortless begin to crave healthier foods enjoy exercise and notice an increasing desire to cleanse your mind and body of toxins poisons and emotional garbage Brent’s Story  Until I learned the secrets presented in this program I struggled with my weight my entire life. In fact I was put on my first diet by my doctor when I was four years old Even when I was young and extremely active I always carried a lot of extra weight. When I was in college I was regularly playing basketball lifting weights and practicing two different martial arts which meant I spent an average of about two hours a day engaged in intense exercise. However I still had a spare tire and was probably about 25 pounds overweight.

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12 Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 1: Introduction When I experienced a major health crisis in my 20s and was disabled for several years I was no longer able to exercise like I did before and I gained a lot of weight. For the curious the details of my story are available in my book Where Science Meets Spirit: The Formula for Miracles available at my Web site www.TheFormulaForMiracles.com. See Appendix A for more information and a sample chapter from this book. At my heaviest I weighed close to 300 pounds was technically obese had all the symptoms of Type-2 diabetes and was headed for cancer and a heart attack. I then went through a major emotional meltdown in the spring of 2007 when I experienced several traumas all at once. First a dishonest and vengeful neighbor set me up for a lawsuit which wiped out my savings and damaged my business. Then my girlfriend whom I was considering proposing to dumped me and told me she had been in love with someone else the whole time we were dating just ahead of a romantic two week vacation in Hawaii we had planned together. And three days after that my father died. And just to add insult to injury my computer crashed and my car was vandalized As I was recovering from this ordeal I realized that I had to make some changes in my life and getting into shape was at the top of the list. So I made a serious effort at dieting and exercise. Before Images

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13 Spiritual Weight Loss I gave up drinking soda started eating a lot of salads and began to work out like a demon often doing 2-3 hour workouts six days per week. I kept up this routine of intense dieting and exercise for about 4 months and during this time I lost about 12 pounds. So I got some results but nothing like what I really needed. It was then that one of my colleagues introduced me to a nutritional cleansing system that she said worked great for her and some of her clients. At first I was skeptical but then some things happened in my life - yes there was a woman involved - that got me focused and motivated to get into shape. So I decided to give the nutritional cleansing system a try. And I got amazing results I lost 11 pounds in the first week 25 pounds in the first month and 50 pounds after 3 months. The cleansing also yielded some serious health benefits for me – I had better energy my mind was clearer and I had a lot of minor health issues including dandruff and some digestion and sleep problems clear up completely. However after losing about 50 pounds on the cleansing program and about 60 pounds total since I started my routine of diet and exercise I hit a plateau and it was clear that what I was doing wasnt going to take me any further. So I began to study a lot of material from the world of bodybuilding because bodybuilders are experts on lowering body fat and increasing lean muscle mass. Despite the fact that about half of the material I read contradicted the other half I made some changes to how and when I ate and I made some tweaks to my After Images

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14 Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 1: Introduction workout program. And it worked – I started to make progress again Approximately four months later I had lost another 20 pounds for a grand total of 90-something pounds. I will never forget the day that body fat dipped below 15 During this time I tried a lot of different supplements and approaches and found some things worked really well and others didnt. This book contains the “best of the best” techniques insights and recommendations for products that have worked well for me and my clients. There is particular emphasis on what I call lifestyle transformation which is the key to long term weight loss and health. Many people have found diets exercise programs supplements or drugs which work to achieve temporary weight loss but for a variety of reasons they don’t stick so they end up gaining the weight back. I have no interest in teaching you things that wont be part of your permanent lifestyle transformation Instead everything in this book is designed to work as an integrated whole so you continue using the ThetaGenix program day-to-day not just because you know it is good for you or because you want to lose weight but because it makes you feel better day to day and you just like it Legal and Copyright Notice  This book presents a highly effective holistic approach to weight loss improving your health and transforming your body. This book is intellectual property that is copyrighted. It has taken years of work research and experimentation to develop and it is both illegal and unethical to copy or redistribute it without permission. By purchasing it you have the right to read this book to print out a copy for yourself and to make a backup copy. You do not have the right to distribute it edit it sell it or otherwise copy or share it with others. However if you find the material valuable you can be compensated for sharing this material with others through the affiliate marketing program on my Web site. Basically any time you refer somebody to purchase this book you will get a commission

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15 Spiritual Weight Loss Overview  The following chapter explores important facts you need to know about how the body really works. It is not necessary for you to understand this to benefit from the ThetaGenix program but most people find that they are more strongly motivated to follow the program when they understand the science behind it and learn exactly what is happening within the body when you eat different types and amounts of food. The next four chapters provide a detailed exploration of the four components of the program: emotional clearing cleansing nutrition and eating and exercise. The last chapter of this e-book provides a step-by-step process for gently integrating the various aspects of ThetaGenix into your life. The appendices provide more information on ThetaHealing muscle testing how you can use the ThetaGenix program to save money and even build a business and a set of recommended recipes. ThetaGenix is all about a permanent shift in your lifestyle. And the lifestyle shifts should be enjoyable and be things you do because you like them and you feel better day to day At the same time there are several things ThetaGenix is not: It is not a quick fix It is not a deprivation diet It is not something you do for a while and then forget about It is not a colon cleanse It is not about some magical weight loss pill Of course when you get started with the program youll be doing things that might be a little different than you have done before and those changes need to be fueled by your passion and desire to transform. But I know that if you didnt have a desire to transform you wouldnt be reading this right now However after

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16 Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 1: Introduction using the program for a while and getting great results it is natural to expect that this passionate desire to transform may fade. Thats why this program is all about lifestyle transformation – by the time your burning desire fades these new behaviors and ways of thinking will have become part of your lifestyle and you wont need to exert any effort to maintain the results youve gotten. Better energy better health improved mental clarity more enjoyment of life no food cravings no hunger and improved quality of life will show up naturally and effortlessly – and you will look great too Myth‐Conceptions and Optimizations  Throughout this book you will find tips and insights labeled as myth-conceptions and optimizations. Myth-conceptions are just that – myths are perpetuated in our culture telling us things that are actually misconceptions in other words not true Pay particular attention to these because you need to be willing to give up some of what you think you know to be truth about dieting exercise and health in order to transform your lifestyle health and body. Optimizations are included as ways you can extend and apply the ThetaGenix program to achieve optimal results. However they are not recommended for those new to the program because I dont want to make things too complicated or too difficult – remember this is all about gradual gentle and permanent lifestyle transformation But I think it is important to include the optimizations for those who have been using the program for a while and are really serious about achieving optimal results or are looking for tips and insight to help them break through a plateau.

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17 Spiritual Weight Loss Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works  The ThetaGenix program does not require you be an expert in biochemistry or have advanced knowledge of nutrition or diet planning. If you have no interest in learning what is happening inside the body you are welcome to skip this chapter and go directly to the next chapter which describes the practical application of the ThetaGenix program. Im serious that every section of the program is optional including reading this chapters discussion of biochemistry However in my experience people tend to be much more serious about making changes to their diets and lifestyle when they understand exactly what is happening as a result of those changes. For example I was a diet soda addict for over 15 years. I started drinking diet soda when I was 16 when I was working at a deli with a soda fountain where I could drink soda for free all day long. I knew that if I drank sugared soda all day long I would gain a lot of weight so I forced myself to drink diet soda. I quickly became accustomed to it and for a long time I had a diet soda with every meal plus a few more between meals. When I had my major health crisis and got into alternative medicine I was told over and over that “diet soda is bad for you.” Just about every book I read and every doctor or practitioner I worked with told me I should quit drinking diet soda to improve my health. However I didnt actually quit until I learned about the specific effects diet soda has on the body: namely that aspartame “aka Nutrasweet” is an “excitotoxin” which causes neurons in the brain to swell up and explode. Did you know that drinking a single diet soda suppresses your immune system by over 50 for the next 8 hours Wow You can imagine how it devastates the immune system to be continuously drinking diet sodas. After learning these things it was much easier for me to quit drinking diet soda because knowing exactly what was going to be happening in my body after drinking a diet soda gave me the motivation to quit the habit forever.

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18 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works The information presented in this section is designed to give you a better understanding of exactly what happens inside your body. It provides details of what happens in your body depending on what kinds of foods you eat when and how much you eat and the specific effects toxins and poisons have on your health and your weight. Of course unless you’ve been living in a bubble your whole life you probably already have an idea of what foods are “good for you” and what foods are “bad for you”…but if that knowledge alone was sufficient to transform your lifestyle and get you into amazing shape you wouldnt be reading this book The Dangers of Our Modern Society  All of your life you have been confused by conflicting messages many of which are not based on truth from parties who have interests other than your health. In particular food conglomerates have tremendous wealth and political power and use this wealth and power to continue the “status quo” of feeding all of us food that is often unhealthy and toxic. The simple truth is the food industry and medical establishment have created a nightmare scenario where they are getting rich off of you being overweight sick and prematurely aging. Food companies essentially bribe politicians to pass laws that let them increase their profits by making the food we eat increasingly more dangerous and more toxic at the same time that the nutritional content of our food is ever-diminishing. I dont want to over-dramatize this fact or turn this book into some long political discourse so I will only present a few illuminating facts here that are merely the “tip of the iceberg” on the damage being done to your health by modern agribusiness and food processing companies. Did you know that a serving of spinach in the 1950s had 50 times as many nutrients in it as a serving of spinach today Thats right: youd have to eat

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19 Spiritual Weight Loss 50 servings of spinach today to get the same nutritional value as a single serving of spinach in the 1950s Did you know that in the 1990s there was legislation passed that allows producers of beef to use 10 times more antibiotics on their cows Did you know over 50 of Americans are projected to get type 2 diabetes at some point in their life and this number is increasing every year Did you know a healthy diet should consist of approximately 80 alkaline and 20 acidic foods and drinks but the typical person living in the Western world eats a diet that’s exactly the opposite - approximately 80 acidic and 20 alkaline - making our bodies dangerously acidic and toxic Did you know that obesity and most parasites bacterial infections viral infections and many serious diseases – including cancer and diabetes – cannot exist in a body that has the proper acid-alkaline balance The medical establishment and drug companies are partners in making you sick and unhealthy so they can sell you expensive drugs you will need to take for the rest of your life. Compounding this problem are the many “diet gurus” out to sell you the latest book “magic fat burning pill” or exercise contraption. And none of these people or companies – not the drug companies not your doctors not the diet gurus not the makers of the latest home exercise machine – none of them wants you to be healthy and lean because if you were theyd stop making money from you Fortunately there are simple things you can do to reverse the toxic effects of the modern Western diet reverse the effects of aging cleanse your body release excess body fat and get into the best shape of your life. The foundation for the ThetaGenix program is a basic understanding of how the body really operates what really happens inside your body when you eat

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20 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works different kinds and amounts of foods do exercise and usually unknowingly ingest poisons heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Metabolism Weight Loss and Hunger  The first topic we will address is metabolism hunger and the truth about how and why the body adds fat and burns fat. This is false – in fact just the opposite is true Ive emphasized that the ThetaGenix program is about lifestyle transformation which means that the changes you make to your diet and exercise routine should be things you are comfortable with and desire to maintain for the rest of your life. And who wants to be hungry for the rest of their life So for this reason alone its not a good idea to be hungry all the time in your quest to lose weight. However there is also a good deal of scientific evidence that being hungry is not a good way to lose weight To understand exactly how and why being hungry actually works against your goal of weight loss we need to explore metabolism and how the body takes in and uses energy. This section provides an oversimplified model of how the body works in terms of calories and how this results in weight gain or weight loss. But please be aware that this model is greatly oversimplified and the truth of how your body works is more complicated than a simple matter of counting calories in and calories out However we need to start somewhere and this simple model will serve as the basis for everything discussed in more detail later in this chapter. We will borrow a term from physics and call the information in this section the “standard model of calorie counting” of calories food exercise and weight management aka the “standard model.” MYTH‐CONCEPTION:  You should be hungry all the time to lose weight

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21 Spiritual Weight Loss The standard model has a basis in fact. Your body has a certain amount of energy it burns everyday to keep itself functioning. In order to provide the body with this energy you need to eat food or drink beverages that provide this energy. Have you ever wondered exactly what a calorie is A calorie is a simply a unit of measurement of energy. So when you eat food the amount of energy contained in that food is the number of calories in the food. Technically the calories contained in food are actually measurements of kilo-calories where each kilo-calorie contains a thousand calories but in this e-book we will stick to the common usage of the term calorie. Similarly when you exercise the amount of energy used during the exercise is also measured in calories. Each day your body burns a certain number of calories which consist of the combination of your basal metabolic rate or “BMR” – that is the number of calories your body will burn even if you do no activity – plus the amount of energy you burn doing exercise and other activities. Similarly each day your body takes in a certain number of calories from the foods you eat and the beverages you drink. The standard model for determining whether you will gain weight or lose weight on any given day is given by the following formula: Calories Out Basal Metabolic Rate BMR + exercise Calories In Food + Drinks Net Calories Calories In – Calories Out For example if your BMR is 2000 calories/day and you do 200 calories worth of exercise your Calories Out is 2200 for that day.

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22 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works If you consume 2200 calories worth of food and drinks that day you will have 0 net calories meaning no weight gain or weight loss. By contrast if you consume 2500 calories worth of food and drinks that day you have +300 net calories which will be stored by your body for future use probably as fat. Or if you instead consume only 1700 calories worth of food and drinks that day you will have -600 net calories which means your body must burn 600 stored calories probably as some combination of muscle and fat. Each pound of fat in the body stores about 3500 calories worth of energy and each pound of muscle in the body stores about 600 calories worth of energy. So if your body burns 2200 calories per day and you only consume 1700 then over the course of a week you will run a calorie deficit of 4200 calories which is approximately one pound worth of fat calories and one pound worth of muscle calories. Assuming for the moment that the body burns fat and muscle equally you would lose two pounds during this week. The exact way that the body balances how much fat and muscle it burns to make up a calorie deficit is critically important and will be explored below in more detail. Most diets and weight reduction programs apply this standard model and use calorie deprivation diets and increased exercise to increase the calorie debt you run each day causing the body to burn up its stores of fat and muscle to lose weight. Of course it is true that you must be burning more energy than you are taking in through food and drinks in order to get the body to burn fat and lose weight. However there are many factors described below that make real-life weight loss more complicated than the standard model presumes. The Limits of the Standard Model of Calorie Counting  While there is truth underlying the standard model of counting calories the details of how things actually work inside your body are a lot more complicated

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23 Spiritual Weight Loss The following is a short list of ways in which the standard model of counting calories breaks down: First and foremost the amount of calories listed in a food’s nutritional information is not always the same as the amount of energy it produces in your body. Second whether or not eating a certain food causes the body to store its energy as fat depends on many factors including how much you are eating what other foods you are eating at the same time the level of glycogen stores in your body your bodys insulin response the time of day and proximity to exercise. There is a feedback effect between your diet and your basal metabolic rate in other words your metabolism changes based on what how much and when you eat. Lets explore each of these points below in more detail which explain why traditional calorie deficit diets dont work. When you look at the nutritional label of a food product you will see that every food has a certain number of calories. For example you may look on the label on a loaf of bread and find that a piece of bread has 144 calories in it. The number of calories is usually broken down among the 3 major types of macro-nutrients in our food: proteins carbohydrates and fats. Proteins are the building blocks of the body used to create new tissues hormones and enzymes. The largest sources of protein are meats though there are also proteins present in most dairy products and in some other foods such as bread beans and brown rice. Breakdown 1: The amount of calories listed in a food’s nutritional information is not always the same as the amount of energy it produces in your body.

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24 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works Carbohydrates are the bodys source of energy. Carbohydrates are broken down by the digestive system into glucose which enters the blood stream and is stored in the muscles the liver or as fat to later supply energy to the body. The term “carb loading” refers to eating foods dense in carbohydrates to fill the muscles with glycogen. Fats are the third type of macro-nutrient and dietary fats are necessary to produce many hormones in the body which are the “control signals” which control all the biochemical processes in your body. A body in proper hormonal balance will be healthy so eating enough of the right dietary fats is critically important to health reversal of aging and weight loss. Fats also make you feel full and slow the release of glucose into your blood stream when you eat carbohydrates. There is also fiber which is the part of food that passes through the body largely undigested. Fiber has many important benefits to the body including satisfying hunger. Eating fiber with carbohydrates lowers the amount of “active” carbohydrates because the fiber offsets the insulin response created in the body by the carbohydrates more information on this is presented below. So back to our hypothetical piece of bread you might look at the nutritional information and see that it lists the following: Total calories: 144 Protein: 5 grams 22.5 calories from protein Carbohydrates: 25 grams 112.5 calories from carbohydrates Fats: 2 grams 9 calories from fats But how exactly does the manufacturer of this piece of bread know that there are 144 calories in the bread The way this is done has nothing to do with your digestive system. Instead it is determined by how much heat the bread gives off when it is burned in a bomb calorometer

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25 Spiritual Weight Loss Because your bodys digestive system is a lot different from a bomb calorometer the calories listed on nutritional labels are at best a rough estimate of how much energy a food will provide inside your body. So the standard model of calorie counting starts to break down as soon as we start counting calories The bottom line is that while it is important to be aware of number of calories in the food you eat know that this information is only a rough measure of how the food reacts in your body. In general if your goal is weight loss optimal health and/or reversal of aging you will want to eat food that is as fresh and unrefined as possible. Food that is highly refined like just about all packaged food bought at grocery stores and some restaurant food will pretty much always cause you to gain more weight than the same number of calories from food that is natural and unprocessed. Beyond the fact that the amount of energy a food produces in your body is not always the same as the nutritional label suggests there are many factors beyond the number of calories that determine how eating a certain food will affect you. These include but are not limited to: How much food you are eating at that time What other foods you are eating at the same time The time of day The level of glycogen stores in the body Proximity to exercise How much you eat and when you eat it has a powerful and obvious effect on how food affects your body chemistry and whether or not you gain or lose weight. Breakdown 2: Whether or not eating a certain food causes the body to store its energy as fat depends on many factors

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26 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works For example if your BMR is 2500 calories/day but you eat only once a day and consume all 2500 calories in one meal you will probably gain weight because by eating all at once you are encouraging your body to store these calories as fat. By contrast if you eat the same amount 2500 calories but divided into 5 meals per day at 500 calories per meal you will probably lose weight or at least gain less weight even though the amount of calories and the type of foods are the same. Similarly the other foods you eat at the same time have a big effect on how foods affect your body chemistry. For example if you eat a sugary snack away from other foods it will likely promote more weight gain than that same snack and same number of calories eaten in the presence of protein fiber and fat which blunt the insulin response created by the sugary snack. More information is provided below in the section on the critical role of insulin in weight gain and weight loss. Time of day also has an impact on how food will affect your body chemistry. Its commonly known that bigger meals should be eaten earlier in the day and that a 500 calorie meal eaten right before you go to sleep at night will promote more weight gain than that same 500 calorie meal eaten first thing in the morning. In fact eating as early as possible after waking up in the morning tends to speed up your metabolism. Other factors that determine how foods affect you in particular for how eating carbohydrates affects you include the level of glycogen stores in your body at the time you are eating as well as whether or not you are eating before or after exercise. The details of how all this fits together are presented later in this book.

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27 Spiritual Weight Loss One reason that traditional diets do not work over the long term is that they ignore the feedback effect that lowering caloric intake has on the metabolism. What this means is that your bodys BMR is affected by your daily calorie deficit or calorie surplus. For example lets say your daily metabolic requirement BMR is 2200 calories per day. And lets say that you want to lose 10 pounds of fat which is the equivalent of 35000 calories. If the standard model of metabolism and weight loss was accurate you would simply need to lower your daily calorie intake to 1850 calories per day for 100 days which would create a 350 calorie per day deficit for 100 days or burn 35000 calories total which is the equivalent of 10 pounds of fat. However it doesnt work this way What happens is that when you consistently eat fewer calories than your body is burning your body will lower its metabolism and burn fewer calories in order to survive. Remember that your body is designed to survive periods of food deprivation and starvation and so when you give it consistently fewer calories than you are burning the body assumes it is starving and knows that it must lower its metabolic requirement in order to survive. After all if you consistently eat fewer calories than you are burning then unless the body lowers its metabolic requirements at some point you are going to die So in order to survive the body uses a combination of burning lean muscle mass and adjusting hormone levels in particular leptin and thyroid hormone and over time the body lowers its metabolism so that the number of calories it burns each day matches the number of calories you are eating. And because each pound of lean muscle mass in your body burns on average 25-50 calories MYTH‐CONCEPTION:  You need to eat less food calorie restrict to lose  weight  Breakdown 3: There is a feedback effect between what and how much you eat and your basal metabolic rate

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28 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works per day it is a simple matter for the body to lower its metabolism by burning up lean muscle mass to make up a calorie deficit. In our example when your body burns up 14 pounds of lean muscle mass it will lower its daily metabolic requirement from 2200 down to 1850 calories per day to matches the amount you are eating. From your bodys perspective it has done its job perfectly because your daily metabolic requirement has been lowered to match the amount you are eating hence ensuring your survival But if you are trying to lose weight this is exactly what you don’t want because your diet has lowered your BMR and you wont be losing any fat. Even worse if you go back to eating 2200 calories per day like you did you will start gaining weight This is a critically important concept that bears repeating. Traditional diets restrict calories every day creating a calorie deficit. The body responds to this calorie deficit by burning a combination of fat and muscle so you will lose weight at first. However over time the body will adjust its hormone levels and burn up its lean muscle mass to lower its metabolism to match the number of calories you are eating which in turn will stop the weight loss. Thus the more weight you lose on a calorie restriction diet the larger the proportion of lean muscle mass you will be losing. Making matters worse after this happens your BMR has been lowered so if you go back to eating normally again you will end up gaining back more weight than you lost on the diet More specifically when you are first on a calorie restriction diet your body will temporarily burn sugar and fat in order to make up the calorie deficit. However over time the mitochondria in the cells the place where energy is actually burned shut down and your metabolism is reset to a lower level. At the same time your production of cortisols stress hormones increases. When you begin eating more again you quickly gain back the weight - and more - because of your lowered metabolism and altered hormone levels.

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29 Spiritual Weight Loss In addition low calorie diets often cause deficiencies in vitamins minerals fatty acids and proteins causing even more muscle loss lower energy and decreased immune system function. Is it possible to eat in a way that burns body fat while minimizing the loss of lean muscle and without lowering the metabolism Yes it is An easy way to do this is explained in a later chapter of this book on nutrition and meal planning. The Critical Role of Insulin in Weight Loss and Weight Gain  The standard model of calorie counting tells you that you simply need to count calories eat less and exercise more in order to create a calorie deficit that will enable you to burn up unwanted excess body fat. However we’ve now seen the many ways in which the standard model fails including why traditional diets do not work long term in the long term and how these diets can actually cause weight gain and even serious damage to your health and well being. So what is the secret to healthy permanent weight loss The most important factor is the hormone known as insulin. Biochemistry explains why traditional calorie restriction diets do not work – and there is plenty of supporting real-world evidence Did you know that since 1960 the daily average caloric intake in Western countries has decreased by approximately 35 And did you know that during the same period obesity has jumped by 400 The solution to this paradox is found in the role of insulin in the body. Insulin is a magical hormone that transports glycogen a simple sugar from the blood stream into cells where it is used to produce energy. MYTH‐CONCEPTION:  Eating too many calories causes weight gain and  obesity

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30 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works To understand the critically important role insulin serves in the human body lets explore the process by which foods we eat are converted into energy and used by the cells of the body. When you eat carbohydrates your digestive system uses special molecules known as enzymes that break down the carbohydrates into a form of sugar called glycogen. Glycogen is then absorbed from the intestines into the blood stream where it is circulated to every cell in the body. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which transports glycogen from your blood stream into the cells of your body. Inside each cell there is an organelle known as the mitochondria that combines oxygen and glycogen to produce ATP in a process known as aerobic respiration. ATP is the chemical form of energy used within the body to power its chemical reactions. The disease known as diabetes occurs when there is a problem with the bodys production and use of insulin. Type 1 also known as “insulin dependent” or “childhood” diabetes is a genetic defect where the diabetic person lacks the capability to create insulin and these people must regularly inject themselves with insulin in order to survive. Type 2 also known as “insulin resistant” or “adult onset” diabetes is a chronic condition where insulin is produced but does not properly function in the body to transport glycogen into the cells. Whether you gain weight or lose weight is primarily affected by how much insulin is in your bloodstream and when. Hyper-insulinism is the condition of having too much insulin secreted into the bloodstream and it is directly linked to weight gain and obesity. Hyper-insulinism is typically triggered by eating too many of the wrong kinds of carbohydrates. When insulin levels are high the body tends to create new stores of body fat and gain weight. And when insulin levels are low the body tends to burn body fat and lose weight. When there is more glycogen in the blood stream than the body can

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31 Spiritual Weight Loss use insulin levels will be high and the glycogen will either be stored in the muscles and/or the liver or converted into fat stores. The secret to permanent healthy weight loss is to eat in a way the keeps insulin levels low most of the time to encourage fat burning. At the same time the body must be supplied with sufficient minerals enzymes vitamins amino acids and essential fatty acids to ensure proper functioning and to keep it out of starvation mode. However because insulin is also an important anabolic or growth-enabling hormone it is not wise to try to keep insulin levels suppressed all the time. There are various factors that influence whether the glycogen is stored or converted into fat that are discussed in more detail in the later chapter on strategic eating. An important concept which has a powerful impact on how the foods you eat cause either weight gain or weight loss is the glycemic index or GI. All carbohydrates have a glycemic index which is a measure of the strength of the insulin response on the body created by eating that food. In general foods with a high glycemic index are those that cause a larger insulin response and low glycemic index foods are those that cause a lesser insulin response. By definition table sugar has a GI of 100. High glycemic index carbs cause a stronger insulin response examples are table sugar and white rice. Low glycemic index carbs cause a weaker insulin response examples are brown rice and whole grain breads. And be warned that the conventional wisdom about glycemic indexes of foods is wrong

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32 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works Most nutritionists and books on dieting and nutrition spread the myth that GI is all about how quickly the insulin response occurs. The more precise truth is that the GI measures how much of an insulin response is created for a given number of calories. So for the same number of calories a high GI food will create a greater insulin response in the body than a low GI food. Carbohydrates can also be grouped into simple carbohydrates which are simple sugar molecules that are quickly digested and absorbed into the blood stream and complex carbohydrates which are more complicated molecules that take more time for the body to digest and absorb into the blood stream. There is probably a lot of misconception about carbohydrates and glycemic index because simple carbohydrates typically but not always have a high glycemic index whereas complex carbohydrates typically but not always have a low glycemic index. A good example that defies conventional wisdom is white rice cakes which are complex carbohydrates but have a glycemic index of around 120 – higher than table sugar How and Why the Body Burns Fat  In order to maximize fat loss and keep healthy and lean for life it is important to understand the factors that influence how and when the body burns fat versus when the body stores fat or when it burns muscle. The first factor which determines whether the body is storing energy or burning energy is whether or not the body is burning more energy than it is taking in. The standard model of calorie counting provides a simple though not always MYTH‐CONCEPTION:  High GI carbohydrates are absorbed quickly and  cause a fast peak in insulin response whereas low GI  carbohydrates are absorbed more slowly and cause a  slower more gradual peak in insulin response.

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33 Spiritual Weight Loss accurate model for this. For purposes of this discussion we will take the two different scenarios and analyze them separately: Scenario 1: The body is in an energy or calorie deficit meaning it is taking in fewer calories than it is burning. Scenario 2: The body is in an energy or calorie surplus meaning it is taking in more calories than it is burning. Scenario 1: Energy Deficit  When the body is burning more energy than it is taking in it must make up the deficit somehow. There are two different modes the body can be in and which mode it is in determines how it makes up a calorie deficit: In sugar-burning mode the body burns sugar glycogen and muscle protein for fuel In fat-burning mode the body burns fat for fuel There are a variety of complex biochemical factors which influence how much and what the body burns to meet an energy deficit. This book will focus on the most important factors that are under our control and leave the sophisticated biochemistry to the textbooks The bodys preferred energy source is glycogen which is a form of sugar that is absorbed into the blood stream when the body digests carbohydrates. Besides the glycogen in the blood stream the body can also store glycogen in the muscles and the liver. When there is an energy deficit and glycogen is available the body will burn it first until its glycogen stores run out. When the body has run out of glycogen stores it is said to be in a glycogen depleted state. Athletes who exhaust the bodys store of glycogen during intense exercise call it “hitting the wall”. Typically the body will not burn significant amounts of muscle or fat until the glycogen stores are depleted. Once this occurs the body begins to burn a

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34 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works mixture of fat stores and lean muscle tissue to make up the energy deficit. It is effectively impossible for the body to be burning only muscle or only fat – it is always some mixture of muscle and fat. But there are several factors that determine how much muscle versus how much fat the body burns: Minerals and Enzymes – if the body does not have a sufficient supply of vital enzymes and minerals the chemical reactions which burn fat and transport the stored toxins out of the body do not function. Water – the body requires water to burn fat and to flush toxins stored in fat out of the body. Dehydration increases muscle and sugar burning and decreases fat burning. Starvation Mode – if the body has been regularly deprived of calories it will enter starvation mode in attempt to survive as long as possible which locks down fat stores and causes more muscle to be burned. Toxicity – if the body requires fat to store excess toxicity then it will not want to release dangerous amounts of toxins in the blood stream causing it to burn less fat and more muscle. Stress – if the body is under great stress and in particular if it is not getting enough sleep levels of stress hormones cortisols increase locking down fat stores and causing the body to burn less fat and more muscle. BCAAs – branched chain amino acids BCAAs are the molecules that muscles are made from. When the body burns muscle tissue it releases BCAAs into the blood stream which creates a feedback effect causing the body to recognize that it is already burning up muscle and hence to burn more fat and less muscle. This effect can be leveraged in our favor to encourage fat burning by taking BCAAs during cleanses fasts and before exercising on an empty stomach to maximize fat loss and minimize muscle loss.

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35 Spiritual Weight Loss The ThetaGenix system aims to maximize fat burning and minimize loss of lean muscle tissue by addressing all of these factors as follows: Minerals and Enzymes: The recommended nutritional cleansing system provides high-quality bio-available minerals and enzymes to keep the body healthy and in a fat-burning state. Minerals are explored in more detail in Chapter 5. Water: Make sure you drink enough water duh even better drink alkaline water The acid-alkaline balance is described in more detail in Chapter 4. A good “common sense” guideline is to drink 1 oz of water per 2 pounds of bodyweight per day. Starvation Mode: Use calorie and carbohydrate cycling to keep the metabolism high and keep the body out of starvation mode This is detailed in Chapter 5. Toxicity: Use regular cleansing to clean out harmful toxins to keep the body healthy and lean There is more information on cleansing in Chapter 4. Stress: Use emotional clearing to reduce stress levels Emotional clearing is discussed in Chapter 3. BCAAs: Supplement with BCAAs to maximize the fat burning effects of cleanses and the calorie/carbohydrate cycling diet. Scenario 2: Energy Surplus  When your body is taking in more energy than it is burning it needs to do something with the extra energy. There are three primary ways that your body can store this energy: As protein by adding extra lean muscle tissue As fat by increasing body fat stores As sugar as glycogen stores in the muscles and liver

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36 Chapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really WorksChapter 2: Secrets of How the Body Really Works The ThetaGenix program is designed to maximize the storage of energy as muscle and as glycogen stores and minimize the storage of energy as fat. This is done via calorie and carbohydrate cycling eating program presented in Chatper 5. However here we will explore the theory behind why this eating program works so well. Your body will store fat most readily when its glycogen stores are full and you eat large amounts of carbohydrates and fat. When this occurs the insulin response causes the extra energy to be stored as body fat causing you to gain weight. Hence the ThetaGenix strategic eating program minimizes the situations where you eat lots of carbohydrates and fat together especially when your body is in a glycogen-filled state. Similarly when your body digests more protein than it can use at any given time which for most people is somewhere between 20-45 grams of protein every three hours the excess energy tends to be stored as fat. Hence the ThetaGenix strategic eating program avoids taking in excessive amounts of protein at one time by eating smaller more frequent meals. It is also interesting to note that insulin transports glycogen from your bloodstream into the cells of your body most efficiently during and after periods of exercise. This is why many people with type 2 diabetes are instructed to exercise. So in order to maximize the storage of excess carbohydrates as glycogen stores instead of fat the ThetaGenix eating program times the eating of large amounts of carbohydrates to occur during periods when your bodys glycogen stores have been depleted. This causes your body to release insulin which shuttles the excess glycogen straight into the muscles and the liver filling your body with energy and keeping the metabolism high and out of “starvation mode” without creating additional fat stores.

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37 Spiritual Weight Loss Chapter 3: Emotional Clearing  Its ironic that the most dangerous and most common mistake people make when embarking upon a health or weight-loss program has nothing to do with diet or exercise Instead the most dangerous and most common mistake people make when embarking upon a health or weight-loss program is a lack of proper emotional clearing For those who do not have a background in spirituality or alternative medicine this may seem strange or even nonsensical. However there is a crushing weight of both scientific and anecdotal evidence that tells us that the most important determining factor in your health and weight is not what you eat or how much you exercise or even your DNA...it is your subconscious belief systems Have you ever wondered why every time you try to embark upon a new diet or exercise program something comes up that sabotages your progress Have you ever wondered why some people can eat all the wrong things and stay healthy and thin while others gain weight just by looking at the dessert tray The answer is the same: its all about subconscious belief systems The reason that this chapter on emotional clearing comes before the chapters on the other three components of the ThetaGenix program cleansing diet and exercise is because without proper emotional clearing the other components will not work very well While emotional clearing alone doesn’t always cause an immediate loss of body fat it can greatly facilitate a permanent and enjoyable lifestyle transformation to weight release and improved health by: MYTH‐CONCEPTION:  The most common mistake people make when trying  to lose weight or get healthy is improper diet and  exercise.

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38 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing Healing destructive patterns of emotional eating Releasing subconscious blocks such as fear of intimacy to being healthy and in great shape Healing food allergies and sensitivities Preparing the body for gentle and effective cleansing Overcoming resistance to exercise Increasing your level of commitment to your program Healing any health problems that prevent you from taking full advantage of the cleansing eating program and exercise program described in this book. The premise of emotional clearing is simple: you contain “subconscious software” inside you that works through the Law of Attraction to literally attract and create every experience in your life. This “subconscious software” consists of belief systems or programs you have picked up from many times and places including but not limited to childhood experiences and DNA memories inherited from your ancestors. The Law of Attraction works to bring us life experiences that fit our belief systems. For example if you hold the subconscious program “rich people are greedy” then you will tend to attract experiences with rich people where they act greedily. Similarly if you hold the subconscious program “rich people are generous” then you will tend to attract experiences with rich people where they act compassionately. In terms of weight loss and health if you hold the program “I deserve to be overweight” then it will be difficult for you to get slim because you are fighting your own subconscious belief systems that make it very difficult – perhaps impossible – to become something that you do not believe you deserve to be. Similarly if you are a woman and hold the program “If I am thin and beautiful I will get too much attention from men” then your subconscious will sabotage your

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39 Spiritual Weight Loss progress at weight loss because it is trying to protect you from what it perceives to be a potentially dangerous situation. Emotional clearing is the process of reprogramming these defective subconscious software codes with new codes that facilitate a life of health wealth and loving relationships. Because we all tend to attract and create our lives according to our subconsciously held belief systems you’ll want to clear out unwanted and counterproductive belief systems such as “I am afraid of being beautiful” or “it is dangerous for me to be thin” and replace them with belief systems that support your goals such as “I deserve to be healthy and thin” and “It is safe for me to be beautiful.” Get the Law of Attraction working for you instead of against you by doing emotional clearing Because this book focuses on practical techniques for weight loss health cleansing and reversal of aging we will not engage in a lengthy discussion of spirituality and metaphysics here. For those interested in learning more I recommend my book Where Science Meets Spirit: The Formula for Miracles which goes into great detail to explain exactly how it is that miraculous instant healings are possible and how our subconsciously held belief systems create and control our health our wealth and even our relationships. The book also provides a detailed explanation of a quick and simple process for changing these belief systems called ThetaHealing. ThetaHealing is a technique developed by Vianna Stibal in 1994 to instantly heal a life-threatening cancer in her body. It works by using a conscious theta brainwave to work directly with the subconscious mind to “debug” the faulty “subconscious programs” that attract disease injury poverty dysfunctional relationships and other destructive experiences. I was introduced to ThetaHealing after I was disabled for 7 years by a devastating health crisis. I had tried every conventional and alternative therapy

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40 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing under the Sun and then experienced a miraculous instant healing in my first session of ThetaHealing. I was transformed by this experience and have been a full-time ThetaHealing practitioner instructor and author ever since. During my quest to heal myself I tried nearly all of the alternative and holistic healing modalities available and in my experience nothing is even close to the power and effictiveness of ThetaHealing. Hence it is my preferred modality for doing emotional clearing. In order for you to get the most out of this book it is helpful but not strictly necessary to have a basic understanding of how emotional clearing works. To give you an immediate introduction to this material Appendix A of this book includes the introduction and first two chapters of Where Science Meets Spirit: The Formula for Miracles. In a nutshell you have subconsciously held programs or belief systems that attract and create all of your life experiences including your health and weight. It will be extremely difficult – maybe impossible - to make changes in your life if you have subconscious blocks to these changes and so as part of an effective holistic weight loss and health program it is important to eliminate these blocks. We will use the term subconscious “beliefs” “programs” “codes” and “blocks” interchangeably. In order to clear your blocks to weight loss and improved health the first thing you need is a way to identify the blocks you have. After all if I want to know what you consciously believe about something I can just ask you. But what can I do if I want to know what you subconsciously believe about something Fortunately there is a simple and easy to learn technique to do exactly this and it is called muscle testing. You can use the technique of muscle testing to bypass your conscious mind and directly access the subconscious to determine what subconsciously held belief systems you are holding. Muscle testing is fast and easy to learn and a great

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41 Spiritual Weight Loss way to learn it is from the DVD Secrets of Muscle Testing. This DVD provides an in-depth explanation of how muscle testing in addition to tutorial demonstrations of four different methods of muscle testing works and a ton of information of trouble shooting muscle testing so that you can get it to work for just about anyone. In addition Appendix B of this book contains excerpts from the muscle testing chapter from Where Science Meets Spirit: The Formula for Miracles. Of course it is not necessary to use muscle testing and ThetaHealing to reprogram your subconscious mind to support your efforts at cleansing health and weight loss. Personally I have found the power of ThetaHealing to be head- and-shoulders above everything else out there but there are other modalities which can also be effective and if you already know one of these you may wish to start with it instead. However for simplicity of language this book will assume that you are working with muscle testing and ThetaHealing to do your emotional clearing. Because muscle testing is so fast and easy to learn it is expected that you will use the information in Appendix B and/or the Secrets of Muscle Testing DVD to learn to muscle test yourself and find out exactly what subconscious belief systems you are holding that are blocking your progress. Each of the sections below will contain a section called “Programs to Check” which lists common limiting belief systems that you can muscle test on yourself and then you can work with a ThetaHealing practitioner or another healing or emotional clearing modality to clear them out of your subconscious mind. A quick note on language: Weight Loss vs Releasing Excess Fat  Before delving into the details of how to best use emotional clearing we need to change our language in how we talk about excess fat. Instead of talking about “weight loss” we should talk about “releasing excess fat.” Why First whenever we talk about “losing” something we subconsciously will want to get back what we lost. Losing things is bad and well tend to unknowingly seek

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42 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing out what weve lost to get it back – and when you lose weight you don’t want your subconscious to be trying to get it back Second what most of us are really after is not necessarily weighing less but rather achieving an ideal body composition through releasing excess fat and/or adding lean muscle mass. In fact lowering your weight by burning up lean muscle mass is not a good thing Instead what you really want is to achieve an ideal body composition which most experts estimate to be approximately 15 body fat for males and 20 body fat for females. Up to this point in this book Ive used the phrase “weight loss” because that is the term in common usage that people understand. However from here forward we will substitute the preferred term “weight release” or even better “excess body fat release” so that we can begin to harness the power of your subconscious mind to facilitate achieving your health weight and body transformation goals The rest of this chapter contains several lists of common belief systems associated with blocks to weight release and optimal health. You should use muscle testing to check to ensure you do not have these blocks in your subconscious…and if you do use emotional clearing to release them Following each program is the recommended answer your body should have when you muscle test it. For example when you muscle test the statement “It is safe for my body to release excess fat” you want your muscle test result to be TRUE or strong. By contrast if you muscle test the program “It is dangerous for me to be my ideal weight” you want your muscle test result to be FALSE or weak. It is remarkable that your entire reality – including your health and body composition – is ruled by your subconscious belief systems. Your subconscious is always trying to keep you safe based on your belief systems so you will

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43 Spiritual Weight Loss subconsciously sabotage any changes you make in your life if you have subconscious beliefs that say those changes are not safe. Second your subconscious belief systems act like software codes that create your life in the same way that the software on your computer creates the programs that run on it. If you don’t have any software installed on your computer to play Solitaire then you can’t play Solitaire on your computer. If you wish to play Solitaire you first need to install Solitaire software on your computer. Similarly your subconscious may be missing the proper subconscious software codes to attract and create certain life experiences. So if you muscle test for the program “I know how to maintain my ideal weight” and the answer is FALSE or weak you need to use an emotional clearing technique such as ThetaHealing to “download” these new codes into your subconscious. This allows you to create the experience of achieving your ideal weight in much the same way that downloading Solitaire software onto your computer allows you to use it to play Solitaire. To get started with using muscle testing to check your subconscious belief systems to identify blocks to weight release and optimal health use muscle testing to check the following programs: I know the difference between weight loss and weight release TRUE. It is safe for my body to release excess fat TRUE. I know how to maintain my ideal weight TRUE. I know what it feels like to maintain my ideal weight TRUE. It is dangerous for me to be my ideal weight FALSE. If you get the “wrong” answer youll want to use emotional clearing to reprogram your subconscious mind to eliminate these blocks

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44 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing Emotional Eating   In addition to the many physical reasons you may carry excess fat there are also important emotional reasons. In fact those who have studied metaphysics or energy healing know that these emotional reasons are usually the underlying causes that manifest through the physical reasons like excess acidity allergies poor genetics etc. Emotional eating is one of the most powerful and most important core reasons why so many people carry excess body fat. There are many different reasons why we eat emotionally and they are often simply a way the body tries to medicate itself and balance its brain chemistry with food. What exactly is emotional eating In a nutshell its eating not because you are hungry but because eating provides emotional and physical benefits beyond nutrition. Some common programs you should check for emotional eating issues include: I am addicted to emotional eating FALSE. I know how to eat only when Im hungry TRUE. I know what it feels like to eat only when Im hungry TRUE. I know how to live without emotional eating TRUE. I know what it feels like to live without emotional eating TRUE. I know when my body is truly hungry TRUE. I know what it feels like when my body is truly hungry TRUE. I have to eat to escape reality FALSE. I have to eat to feel good FALSE. The five most common reasons you may eat emotionally are: You are tired You are stressed or unable to process a strong emotion You are bored You are thirsty

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45 Spiritual Weight Loss It is a habit Tired: When you get tired one of the mechanisms your body uses to keep you alert and awake is to become hungry. However eating when you are tired is dangerous because your bodys mechanisms that signal when you are full and should stop eating are impaired when you are very tired. The solution is to take a cat nap or walk around the block...or even better do emotional clearing on the reasons that you are tired in the first place Programs to Check: I know the difference between being tired and being hungry TRUE. I know how to have energy without needing to eat sugar TRUE. I know how to have energy without needing to drink coffee TRUE. I know how to relax TRUE. I know what it feels like to relax TRUE. I know how to get restful sleep TRUE. I know what it feels like to get restful sleep TRUE. Stressed: When you are stressed your body craves carbohydrates – specifically high glycemic index carbohydrates such as sugars and processed snacks – to make you feel temporarily calm. In addition chronic levels of high stress increase the production of cortisols stress hormones which lock down your bodys fat stores and make it more difficult for you to burn fat. It is also very common for us to use eating to process intense emotions which may be either negative emotions such as fear anger jealously etc. or positive emotions such as joy gratitude etc. Emotional clearing can eliminate the underlying reasons why you feel the need to turn to food when you are stressed or dealing with powerful emotions. In fact high levels of stress fear anger and other negative emotions are one of the primary reasons people turn to emotional clearing techniques such as ThetaHealing.

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46 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing ThetaHealing truly can transform your experience of day to day life allowing you to process stress anger fear and lifes difficulties big and small with grace and ease. I am confident that once you have experienced the amazing changes in your life from emotional clearing youll never want to go back to living without it again Programs to Check: I know how to live without constant stress TRUE. I know what it feels like to live without constant stress TRUE. I know how to process stress with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process stress with grace and ease TRUE. I have to be stressed to be motivated FALSE. I have to have fear to be motivated FALSE. I have to be on my guard all the time FALSE. I have to be ready to fight all the time FALSE. I have to eat to process stress FALSE. I have to eat to process fear FALSE. I have to eat to process worry FALSE. I have to eat to process frustration FALSE. I have to eat to process conflict FALSE. Bored: Eating is a pleasurable distraction. I know from personal experience that eating while bored is a particular problem for those who suffer from serious injuries or illnesses because often times eating is the only pleasure available. Because boredom at its core is really an addiction to distraction emotional clearing can be extremely effective at transforming the experience of boredom so that you dont need your mind to be constantly distracted and engaged. Once youve done proper emotional clearing to make silence and stillness okay boredom wont be a problem and it wont be necessary to eat to be using food to entertain yourself or give yourself something to do. Programs to Check:

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47 Spiritual Weight Loss I know how to live without the habit of eating when Im bored TRUE. I know what it feels like to live without the habit of eating when Im bored TRUE. I know how to process boredom with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process boredom with grace and ease TRUE. Its safe for me to live in the present TRUE. I am addicted to distractions FALSE. I have to be thinking all the time FALSE. Thirsty: Sometimes when you are hungry you are not actually hungry but rather thirsty as the body uses hunger when it is dehydrated to get you to consume water in the form of food. Staying well hydrated will not only keep you healthier but also reduce hunger. It is truly amazing how easy it is to confuse thirst with hunger If you feel hungry think about how much you have eaten recently. If it doesn’t make sense that you would be hungry already then you are almost certainly not hungry but thirsty So the next time you feel the urge to have a snack drink some water instead and in 5 or 10 minutes you may notice that the hungry feeling is gone entirely Programs to Check: I know the difference between hunger and thirst TRUE. I know how to live without being hungry TRUE. I know what it feels like to live without being hungry TRUE. I know how to tell when I am thirsty TRUE. I know what it feels like to tell when I am thirsty TRUE. Habit: We all sometimes fall into patterns of eating certain things or at certain times not because we need to eat but because it is a habit. Clear the belief systems underlying these habits with ThetaHealing or a similar modality and watch your life transform

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48 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing After doing your emotional clearing replace your old eating habits with healthier habits like meditation exercise or reading a book. As with everything contained in this book dont try to change your habits all at once it will be much easier to do and you will get much better long term results if you only try to change your habits one at a time. Every two weeks you might pick an old habit to change for example you might start with your habit of snacking on popcorn while watching movies at home and instead find something else tasty and easy to prepare that serves as a suitable replacement personally I like to nuke some broccoli and eat it with a lot of cayenne pepper sauce and a little bit of low fat ranch dressing – its a great TV snack Programs to Check: I have to eat when I watch TV FALSE. I have to eat when I watch movies FALSE. I have to eat to be social FALSE. I have to drink alcohol to be social FALSE. I know how to celebrate without eating TRUE. I know what it feels like to celebrate without eating TRUE. I have to eat to reward myself FALSE. Fear of Intimacy  The single most common emotional reason that we carry excess fat is an underlying subconscious fear of intimacy. By adding excess fat you can make yourself less attractive to potential romantic partners eliminating the threat that you will be betrayed abandoned or otherwise hurt by letting someone get close to you. Victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault also commonly add a lot of excess fat for the same reason: fat serves to protect from the danger of being intimate physically and/or emotionally with other people. As long as you have powerful belief systems that tell you that it is dangerous to be attractive or thin or healthy you will sabotage your ability to do the things

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49 Spiritual Weight Loss you know you need to do to get healthy and in great shape. This sabotage may happen either knowingly or unknowingly. For example you may knowingly sabotage your progress by choosing to eat donuts late at night or by choosing to never exercise or by ordering some new diet program or supplement and then never using it. However unconscious sabotage can be even more powerful and difficult to work with as you can’t overcome it with willpower alone. For example you may commit yourself to a new exercise program only to suffer an injury that prevents you from working out. Or you may invest in a personal trainer or a gym membership and then suddenly lose your job or need to move out of town. And the only way to ensure that you dont keep sabotaging your progress is to clear the underlying subconscious belief systems that tell you it is dangerous or unsafe or uncomfortable to be healthy lean and attractive There is no cookie-cutter solution here every persons experiences will be different. But we can all use emotional clearing to eliminate the underlying subconsciously held belief systems and traumas that make us afraid of intimacy. Programs to Check: I am afraid of being intimate with a man/woman FALSE. It is too painful to be intimate FALSE. I know how to be intimate with a man/woman TRUE. I know what it feels like to be intimate with a man/woman TRUE. Love hurts too much FALSE. I can never recover from abuse/divorce/breakup/other trauma FALSE. I am holding trauma from abuse/divorce/breakup/other experience FALSE. I am holding shock from abuse/divorce/breakup/other experience FALSE. I have the discretion to know when it is safe to be intimate TRUE. I know how to be safe and intimate at the same time TRUE.

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50 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing I know what it feels like to be safe and intimate at the same time TRUE. It is safe for me to be beautiful/handsome TRUE. It is safe for me to be attractive TRUE. I know how to process sexual attention from men/women with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process sexual attention from men/women with grace and ease TRUE. I know how to say no TRUE. I know what it feels like to say no TRUE. Food Allergies and Sensitivities  You may be wondering why the section on food allergies and sensitivities is in the chapter on emotional clearing – and that is an excellent question While it is true that food allergies and sensitivities are a physical phenomena in my experience the fastest and easiest way to eliminate them is with a powerful emotional clearing technique like ThetaHealing. Of course you could also go and have medical tests and blood panels done to determine what foods you are allergic to and then avoid eating them for the rest of your life...but wouldnt you rather just use ThetaHealing to heal the allergies and never have to worry about them again Food allergies and sensitivities are a powerful hidden enemy in your quest to release excess fat and achieve your ideal body composition. Mild food allergies are also known as food sensitivities. When you eat foods that you are allergic or sensitive to your bodys immune systems reacts to and fights the food you eat as if it were a dangerous pathogen like a bacterial or viral infection and this causes inflammation in the digestive system. This inflammation makes it more difficult to absorb nutrition from food and contributes to weight gain. It is important to distinguish between serious acute food allergies – such as peanut allergies which can be fatal – and mild food allergies also known as food

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51 Spiritual Weight Loss sensitivities which cause low levels of inflammation that many people are not even aware of. In fact we are rarely aware that we are mildly allergic to the foods we eat because the symptoms are much subtler than a serious food allergy. For example those who are allergic to peanuts can die from eating them. Even worse most of us have spent our entire lives eating foods we are allergic to leaving our guts in a state of chronic inflammation and reaction that seems “normal” and healthy World class athletes have now caught on to the importance of avoiding foods that they are allergic to and there are now simple blood tests available that will tell you what foods you are allergic to and how allergic you are mild medium or severely allergic. Once elite athletes find out what foods they are allergic to they avoid them and find that their athletic performance increases I had one of these blood panels done a few years ago called the ALCAT http//www.alcat.com/ which measures your bodys reaction to 100 different foods and food additives. Fortunately because you have access to ThetaHealing and other emotional clearing techniques you dont necessarily have to avoid the foods you are allergic to for the rest of your life...instead your can clear these allergies with ThetaHealing I know it can work because before I had my ALCAT done I had already cleared my food sensitivities to wheat sugar and dairy in a ThetaHealing session. And when I got my ALCAT results back I had absolutely zero reaction to wheat sugar and diary In fact my doctor was so surprised that he told me that we must have had my blood type wrong because he said there was no chance that an O+ blood type could have no allergy whatsoever to wheat sugar or dairy So he did another blood test and had my blood typed...and guess what the results were: my blood was in fact O+ ThetaHealing had completely eliminated my food allergies to wheat sugar and diary as proved by the ALCAT. And after that he booked a Theta Healing appointment for himself

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52 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing The simplest way to muscle test if you are sensitive to a given food is to muscle test “I am offended by or allergic to food X” Note that we use the phrasing “offended by or allergic to” because the body does not always understand what it is allergic to. This is because if the body is allergic to something it means that the body does not recognize what it is. However the body does understand what it is offended by and hence we use the muscle test phrasing “I am offended by or allergic to food X.” When the muscle test result says TRUE that it is offended by or allergic to a certain food I usually work with the following subconscious belief systems: I know how to process food X with grace and ease. I know what it feels like to process food X with grace and ease. After that usually all it takes is a simple belief change on the program “I am offended by or allergic to food X” followed by a physical healing and it will usually be gone forever. If you are confused by what this means don’t worry properly trained ThetaHealing practitioners know how to do all of these things. It is also interesting to note that there is sometimes an emotional component to allergies so you may need to dig further into the subconscious to release the allergy or food sensitivity completely. For example when I got my ALCAT results it seemed bizarre that I was highly allergic to every food that started with the letter B – beef brocolli barley you name it – including the foods that a blood type O+ shouldnt be allergic to. At the time I was a ThetaHealing novice and I couldnt clear the “B” food allergies myself so I scheduled a session with a professional. During the session she did a reading and asked me if I was allergies to bees. And I knew from a bad reaction I had as a child from a bee that I was in fact allergic to bees After we used ThetaHealing to clear my allergy to bees all of the allergies to foods starting with “B” also cleared automatically.

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53 Spiritual Weight Loss Somehow wires got crossed in my subconscious that mixed up my allergy to bees with foods that started with the letter “B”. Strange but true A note on wheat and wheat gluten: just about everyone is allergic to wheat products especially those with blood type O. However to be thorough when I work with my ThetaHealing clients on food allergies and sensitivities I also like to clear allergies to wheat gluten which is the part of the wheat that most of us are actually allergic to. Wheat gluten acts like a glue or gum in the intestines and is generally a bad food. Lastly do not think that just because you are not allergic to something that it is good for you There are reasons beyond food allergies that foods like wheat are bad for you and should generally be avoided even if you are not allergic. For example most people are not allergic to cyanide either but it’s not something you should ever eat Emotional Clearing to Support Cleansing Nutrition and  Exercise  In addition to releasing the need to eat emotionally clearing fears of intimacy and releasing food allergies and sensitivities emotional clearing and healing can be extremely effective in empowering and facilitating the other things you need to do to get healthy release excess fat and get into great shape. Personally I would recommend you do emotional clearing around all three of the other major components of the ThetaGenix program: cleansing nutrition and eating and exercise. For example if youve had difficult or traumatic experiences with cleansing youll want clear your negative belief systems about cleansing before you do any cleanses. Or if youve had bad experiences with diets you need to do some emotional clearing around diets. And the same goes for exercise. Emotional clearing is best done one on one with a skilled practitioner who can zero in on exactly what your belief systems are to get maximum results.

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54 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing However the lists of beliefs presented in this chapter can serve as useful guidelines to help you get the most out of your ThetaGenix program: Programs to check around cleansing eating diets and exercise: I know how to live without excess fat TRUE. I know what it feels like to live without excess fat TRUE. It is safe for me to cleanse my body TRUE. If I do a cleanse I will die FALSE. Im holding trauma from diets FALSE. I know how to build lean muscle mass TRUE. I know what it feels like to build lean muscle mass TRUE. I know how to burn fat in the safest and healthiest way TRUE. I know what it feels like to burn fat in the safest and healthiest way TRUE. I know what my ideal body composition is TRUE. I know what my ideal weight “set point” is TRUE. I know the truth about calories TRUE. I know how to exercise in the safest and healthiest way TRUE. I know how to eliminate toxins from my body in the safest and healthiest way TRUE. I know what it feels like to eliminate toxins from my body in the safest and healthiest way TRUE. I know how to stay slightly alkaline TRUE. I know what it feels like to stay slightly alkaline TRUE. I know how to process and draw nutrition from all foods TRUE. I know what it feels like to process and draw nutrition from all foods TRUE. I know how to process wheat with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process wheat with grace and ease TRUE. I know how to process dairy with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process dairy with grace and ease TRUE.

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55 Spiritual Weight Loss I know how to process sugar with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process sugar with grace and ease TRUE. I know how to process wheat gluten with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process wheat gluten with grace and ease TRUE. I know how to process wheat gluten with grace and ease TRUE. I know what it feels like to process wheat gluten with grace and ease TRUE. Genetic Programs for Aging and Dying  There are several factors that all contribute to what we call the aging process: Poor diet Stress Lack of exercise Toxicity Genetic Programs Fortunately the ThetaGenix program addresses all of these reasons allowing you to slow down and even halt or reverse the aging process It may seem too incredible to be true but you can actually use ThetaHealing to release some of the subconscious belief systems that cause you to grow older and weaker. In fact this is one of the exercises done in the Basics of Theta Healing training class which I teach regularly in the Los Angeles area. I am also available to travel if youd like to host a seminar in your area Another amazing use of ThetaHealing is to activate the dormant “youth and vitality” chromosome that is present inside of all of us. For reasons that we wont get into here this “youth and vitality” chromosome was deactivated a long time ago causing us to grow weaker and sicker as we age. By using ThetaHealing to reactivate it you can tap into your bodys natural ability to rejuvenate itself and stay young strong and healthy even as your chronological age increases. In

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56 Chapter 3: Emotional ClearingChapter 3: Emotional Clearing fact many people believe that the human body is designed to stay young and healthy for several hundred years If you read the story of Noahs Arc from the Bible you will find that Noah built the Arc when he was in his 600s Be warned though that it is common for people to go into a “healing crisis” after the youth and vitality chromosome is reactivated which causes the body to detoxify and is sometimes associated with a few days of fatigue headaches and mild nausea. Program to check around aging and dying: I know how to grow older without growing weaker TRUE. I know what it feels like to grow older without growing weaker TRUE. I know the difference between chronological age and biological age TRUE. I have to age like my parents FALSE. I know how to grow older and stronger at the same time TRUE. I know how to grow older and stronger at the same time TRUE. Commitment   Last but not least the one intangible component that can make or break a fitness or weight release program is commitment. No matter how much great information you have on nutritional and dieting and no matter how great your cleansing products and nutritional supplements are and no matter how great your personal trainer is there is no substitute for your commitment to achieving your goals. Most diet and exercise programs simply tell you “You need to be committed to this program or it wont work.” They are correct but they are doing you a great disservice by not offering a way to increase your commitment. When you have trouble committing to something there are nearly always limiting subconscious belief systems that are creating your lack of commitment. By using powerful emotional clearing techniques such as ThetaHealing you can eliminate the underlying belief systems sabotaging your commitment and afterwards you

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57 Spiritual Weight Loss will get much better results from whatever products programs and methods you are using

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