Have you tried everything to stop overeating? Fad diets, food addiction groups, diet plans, you have tried it all. None of it works. Instead, the secret to stop overeating is in mindfulness. Mindfulness can give you the food freedom you want and deserve. Let me teach you how.
The most obvious thing to do (and what stress ”officials” tells you to do) is to DO less. The consensus is that we must change how we work, we must change jobs, we must go to ”stress therapy” and talk about all the reasons why we’re feeling stressed…so we can change everything that’s causing stress. But they are wrong
Are your limiting beliefs holding you back? Do you believe you’re not worthy? Not enough? That you’ll fail no matter what. That there’s no point in even trying because this is who you are? (Insert whatever limiting belief you can come up with here).
So you have a goal and a plan. You are all-in this time and stoked to get started. But then, out of nowhere, you lose sight of where you were going and suddenly find yourself in the land of brain fog. All dazed and confused. ”Why am I doing this?!” you hear yourself scream inside your head.
I believe avoiding so-called ”trigger foods” makes things so much worse. I believe the opposite in fact. I believe that every single time you put yourself in front of the things that triggers you the most, that’s when you grow the most as well. Expose yourself.
Weighing and measuring your food. Yikes, right? That is called "restriction" and it goes against all things intuitive eating. Intuitive eating as in eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full. Eating what you feel like and not restricting your food choices.
You are not what you do. You’re more like a walking bag of habits. Everything you do, from brushing your teeth to the way you talk and walk, to how you prepare your breakfast and the way you laugh, is habitual behavior. Who you are, is not your habits, even though it might very much feel like it. You are not your habits. You are the one underneath it all.
Getting caught up in your thinking? Caught in the stories, your ego, the lower brain, keeps telling you? You notice you can't stop looking, staring, listening, hearing. It's such a compelling movie the voice in your head is showing you. You can't stop. You won't stop watching. It's scary and terrifying, but exciting and it pulls you in. Sucked in. Can't stop watching.
If we only could silence the voice in our head. Imagine that. No more worry. No more obsessive food thoughts or strong urges driving us to the peanut butter jar in the middle of the night. No more self-sabotaging or self-doubting. We'd be living our merry little lives in a never ending state of peace.
Imagine standing at a train station. You're watching all the trains come and go. They stop, open the doors, wait for you to jump on the train, then go to their destination. This is how living works. This is how thoughts work. Exactly like this.
You think we’re universes apart. You think I can’t possibly know you, not the real you, the you that you keep hidden. But guess what. I do. I see you. I refuse to stop pushing you out of your shell. I wanna hear you roar. I wanna hear you scream from the top of your lungs.
Don’t hit send. Really. Trust me on this one. I know you really wanna. I know you feel like “if I don’t, I’ll explode”, but trust me on this one. Don’t hit send. Sleep on it. Take three deep breaths and take a chill pill. Step away from the keyboard. Hit Pause.
Here’s some tough love. Food doesn’t love you. There, I said it. But, you protest, food is my best friend! When everyone is mean to me, food holds my hand. When life doesn’t go my way, food makes everything better. When I feel lonely, food keeps me company. Food loves me. Well, let me give you a reality check here my friend. Food loves you? Yeah. Not really.
YOU create your own problems. YOU create your own suffering. There. I said it. Yes. I just said it. Just like that. ”What? Wait! No, I don’t! Bad things happen to me all the time!” Did that thought pass through your head when you read the above? Then this blog post is for you, my friend. Keep reading and let the philosophy of ”No worries” change your life.
How the power of perspective changes how we face the obstacle. Struggling? Feeling stuck? Life is hard, and you are having a difficult time getting back on track? Then a little stoicism might be what you need.
Do you always find yourself back at square one? Do you find yourself in situations that seem to be repeating themselves? Do you have a feeling that “I’ve been here before” (insert situation with food, relationship or work)?
I believe I’ve spent the majority of my life being a mean bitch towards myself (sorry to be blunt but it’s the word needed here). I don’t know where I learned it or how that came to be, but my guess is that I’m not the only one on this one.
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Whatever we tell ourselves, we start believing. Maybe not the first time or the second time around. But after a while, we start to believe every single thing we tell ourselves. I used to think positive and empowering mantras were ridiculous. Oh boy was I wrong.