Rosa Smith-Montanaro is a Virtual Wellness and Weight Loss Coach, and the award-winning creator of the Mind Over Platter program. She also wrote a book of the same name. Her background is in Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Success Coaching.

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Mind Over Platter

by Rosa Smith-Montanaro, Virtual Wellness & Weight Loss Coach

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I am a personal development junkie. I love to learn and thrive on growth. I feel the most satisfaction when I share something that has made a positive impact on my life with my readers and they grow from it as well.

Every single message I share with you has the ability to make a major impact in your life. If the only thing you do is apply that one idea or thought, you could literally change your life.

I asked my readers on my ezine to think about the role they play when it comes to being overweight. We call this being at cause. As I suspected, this did not sit well with some of my readers.

People opted out almost immediately after reading my ezine about the topic. I am not surprised, change is only possible when you are ready. When someone isn't ready, they reject the idea of being at cause and stay stuck. They walk around in a trance and call it reality.

But the reality is that the trance is a result of focusing only on the aspects of your life that support the limiting belief. When we choose to change, we must look at the part we play. It requires a shift in behavior and thinking resulting in a whole new trance. Hopefully one that is empowering. It seems like work, it is not always comfortable, it takes time and it is worth it.

A trance in life is similar to following an unspoken program. My trance used to be overlooking unacceptable or demeaning behavior and dismissing it as no big deal. When I decided it was time to love and honor myself, that relationship didn't fit, it was painfully out of place.

I had to snap out of my old trance and then I saw clearly how I was using food as a way to numb my real feelings. I was feeling unloved and inadequate. This was not easy to admit, but to grow and change I had to face my part and be at cause.

The alternative was being a victim and that was not going to empower me at all. The more I was willing to be at cause the more power I had to change.

You can change almost anything in your life when you first look at the role you play.

Rosa Smith-Montanaro is a Virtual Wellness and Weight Loss Coach, and the award-winning creator of the Mind Over Platter program. To check out her book, Mind Over Platter: Train your brain to think thin!, click here.

@ 10:31am ET on June 26, 2008
Thanks for the blog. This is so true. So often we give up our own power by laying responsibility on someone or something else. By owning our part in being overweight is empowering to make the necessary changes!!! You are right I am not a victim!!! This is very helpful - thanks again!!!!!

@ 9:39pm ET on June 29, 2008
Hi Patty
Thank you for reading my blog. You are in the right frame of mind to make some major changes. I am proud of you!

@ 6:15pm ET on November 10, 2014
Thanks for the information. You definitely need to be in the right frame of mind.

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