Cohen’s Lifestyle Program: Mind Your Body

"The spirit is strong but the flesh is weak.”

I believe this expression is true when it comes to eating. Many of us may already know what not to eat to avoid weight gain, but still find it hard to resist temptations. So what usually goes wrong? Why is it hard to lose weight and keep it off?

I guess willpower isn't enough, or maybe the mind have something to do with losing weight and keeping it off. What do you think?

My interest is piqued by the Mind Your Body Workshop, that is designed to complement the Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, and teaches people how to control old eating habits which prevent them from successfully keeping the weight off.

Are you always dieting? For the overweight among us, this may sound an all-too familiar predicament: successfully losing weight by dieting for a few days only to be side-tracked by cravings and old eating habits like stress eating.

According to Ms. Barbara Young, a Life Coach and a Certified Hypnotherapist, our ability to succeed in losing weight and keeping the weight off long term requires not only the knowledge of proper nutrition but also having the right relationship with and mindset about food.

“A part of our mind control emotions associated with cravings and urges to eat even when we are not physically hungry. This behavior is usually programmed in our subconscious minds so we get pulled to old eating patterns easily. Unfortunately, when it comes to eating habits, emotions are more dominant than logic that is why sometimes willpower or knowledge of proper nutrition is not enough to stop us from sabotaging our own weight loss journey,” explained Ms. Young, who will be headlining the Mind Your Body Workshop launched by the Cohen’s Lifestyle Center as support program for its clients.

Often, Ms. Young explains, people try to lose weight with very little understanding of how they came to gain why they gained the flab in the first place, or how they usually behave in relation to food.

“We learn our eating habits from the time that we were born. When we were still young babies, we were fed with milk when we cry even if the reason for crying was not due to hunger,” she shared.

Growing up, Ms. Young adds, we got rewarded with food for behaving well, or were always told to finish the food on the table. These behaviors then become ‘programmed habits’ that we carry through our adult life subconsciously, such as emotional eating and mindless eating.

“Emotional eating is the habit of eating to feed our emotions and to feel good, when we are not physically hungry,” she explained. Mindless eating, on the other hand, is the habit of eating quickly before the brain picks up the signal that ‘we’ve had enough.’

Do you believe in Hypnotherapy?

Key to winning the battle against the bulge, is addressing the roots of one’s obesity, especially one’s eating habits, at both the conscious and subconscious levels. One way to accomplish this is through hypnotherapy, a scientifically verified and effective technique that can promote accelerated change in thoughts, feelings or behavior.

Self-hypnosis, a self-induced hypnosis, as taught at the Mind Your Body Workshop, will complement the Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, a rapid weight loss and wellness solution through nutrition based on a person’s unique blood profile.

The workshop will help individuals whose weight loss progress or weight maintenance is getting sabotaged by cravings, stress and emotional eating by teaching them how to practice self-hypnosis. In addition, they will learn how to distinguish emotional from physical hunger.

The Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre is committed to helping Filipinos not just lose weight but keep it off by adapting a sustainable healthy lifestyle.  At the workshop, Ms. Young explains, “we teach our clients how to create their own weight loss mental script to reprogram their old thoughts, feelings and eating behaviors to address their personal situation.”

The workshops are now regularly conducted at the Manila centre for the Luzon-based clients, and at the Cebu centre for the Visayas- and Mindanao-based clients.

To learn more about the Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, visit




  1. This one's perfect for those who are in a diet. :) I'm not dieting since I kinda don't need it na. Thanks to my genes that I have a fast metabolism so even when I eat a lot, I don't get fat. :) I just need to eat healthy foods as well so as to not obtain food related diseases.

  2. wow, okay to para sa iba lalo na sa tita ko ill them about this.

  3. Each time a person starts to drop their head of curly hair they commence to try to find the reason for their trouble. They may check out medicines they are taking, issue if they have a medical problem and may possibly even go see a doctor to be ready to figure it away what the challenge is.


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