Here's the deal...diets are bandaids. They are NOT getting to the root cause of why you are overweight. They are NOT teaching you anything except for how to conform to someone else's rules for a set amount of time. And? The weight comes right back...and then some.
But there's good news too...
There are ONLY 4 reasons why you ever eat. You may eat for 2 or more of these reasons at a time, but it will ALWAYS fit into at least one of the following reasons:
1) Fuel. You're physically hungry and want to fuel your body with healthy foods. Cool!
2) Joy. You want the pleasure of the way something tastes or the experience (social, usually). This can be a glass of wine, some dark chocolate, or your favorite cupcake or ice cream. There is a time and place for this in our lives. Frequency of the indulgence should depend on your goals.
3) Distraction. You really need a break or to veg out. You think you deserve _______ (insert junk food here) because you've been working hard all week. You find yourself at the bottom of a bag of chips and don't remember eating them all! You will recognize this as feeling out-of-body - like you're in a fog while you're eating.
4) Numbing. You're avoiding feeling sad, angry, bored, lonely, frustrated, stuck, powerless, etc. This gets deep. And, this one means that when you stop overeating, you will HAVE to start to accept feeling your feelings and not resisting them. It takes us just as much energy to resist our feelings as it does to just feel them and carry on. Wowza! You will recognize this category as binge eating...lots of food in a small window of time. It will feel as though it's out of your control. But, it's not. There's that good news I mentioned!
Once you become aware, things can start to change. Awareness alone can be a powerful change agent.
Check out this live video I did on facebook last week all about this topic.
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In good health,
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