In this XOTV episode, Mylitta Butler — the Author of “Slim Down Level Up,” examined her life at 304 pounds, decided that it no longer served her, and created her new normal — at 143 pounds in just 15-months. And now she is living a big and extraordinary life.
We are talking about re-vamping your health and fitness with Author and Transformational speaker — Mylitta Butler.
“You can only be one of the two, Os. You can be obese or old, but not both.”
These words from her doctor became Butler’s wake-up call to change her health and fitness levels.
When speaking to groups of people desperate to shed excess weight, Butler offers empathy and an understanding of where the weight gain stems. After all, she too was overweight, pre-diabetic, and experiencing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Butler was once where the reader is now.
The weight loss love letter
“I know a big part of your weight problem stems from your past. You have experienced some unpleasant situations. There was dysfunction, feelings of brokenness, and inadequacies. Verbal and physical abuse at times. Which led to feelings of shame and worthlessness that set in, like seeds planted long ago.” Author — Mylitta Butler
Butler offers a layperson’s explanation of how our issues — when left unexamined and unhealed are in our tissues. She incorporated the research of Dr. Van Der Kolk in her book.
Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. is touted as a pioneering researcher who has transformed our understanding of trauma and healing. Dr. Van Der Kolk’s book “The Body Keeps the Score” is a psychological trauma study. No matter how small or monumental, abuse and neglect affect the body emotionally and physically.
“Research from new disciplines has revealed that trauma produces actual physiological changes, including a recalibration of the brain’s alarm system, an increase in stress hormone activity, and alterations in the system that filters relevant information from irrelevant. We now know that trauma compromises the brain area that communicates the physical, embodied feeling of being alive.” Author — Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
Dr. Van Der Kolk’s neuroscience research has demonstrated the physical effects of trauma on the human brain and body and how a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), biofeedback, yoga, meditation, recreational therapy, and medication — for example, can help patients to recover.
Take control of your relationship with food
The fascinating aspect of “Slim Down Level Up” is the incorporation of CBT, and that the reader’s weight loss journey begins immediately. It does not include any pills, supplements, or fad diets, and it is customized to help the reader reach a healthy weight.
You can read more about how to take control of your relationship with food and create a healthy diet that fits your body and lifestyle in Butler’s book — “Slim Down Level Up.”
And during and after your transformational weight loss, or if you just want to accentuate your body parts that are exactly how you like them while getting some added support for the areas that are still a work in progress, Butler has a line of swimwear for you. You can pre-order your Mylegkini luxury swimwear with added support for your chest, waist, hips, and thighs today. And feel confident as you reconnect to nature.
You can watch our conversation with Author Mylitta Butler on New Normal Big LifeTV.
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New Normal Big LifeTV is Produced by Culturs Contributing Writer –Antoinette Lee Toscano.