You can stop overeating today. You can stop right now, in fact.
Yes, it can be difficult to stop overeating when you are hard-wired to eat tasty food and your immediate environment happens to be filled with tasty food.
Forget how difficult it can be. Putting your attention on the challenges only helps you perpetuate the behavior. Create a new neural pathway – thought pattern – that takes your mind off the difficulties and reinforces the positive behavior you want to become second nature.
How often have you told yourself, “once I start eating (fill in the blank), I can’t stop,”? If you told yourself that one time, you told yourself one lie. If you tell yourself that over and over, you are a serial self-liar!
I know it doesn’t feel like a lie and that’s because you take that lie at face value and make it your truth. You can do that and that means you can create a new truth.
Your truth is, “I can eat that I want and I can stop when I want.”
It’s your truth and when you act accordingly it’s going to make you feel powerful, strong, and just, well, very good!
You may be reading this and your thought is, “what a bunch of nonsense. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She doesn’t understand the physical changes that happen to me when I start to eat. She doesn’t understand my addiction.”
I will suggest that it’s you who doesn’t understand your addiction.
You are allowing negative beliefs to prevent you from managing your eating. That’s unfortunate, but worse, your limiting beliefs take away both your joy and power with the food you eat. Instead of eating being a pleasurable activity, it creates a sense of shame and guilt.
I have often discredited Dr. Oz in my blogs. Sometimes the good doctor promotes junk science – too often, far too often the doctor promotes the junkiest of junk science! It’s too bad, because sometimes he has something good and important to say and it becomes hard to discern when to ignore him and when to listen.
Oz on Food Addiction is worth reading. Click here to understand the difference between food addiction and behavioral and emotional reasons that cause you to overeat.
Give yourself new messages.
Make an easy to follow, step-by-step plan to just eat, not overeat. Give yourself clear, concise actions to take to put pleasure and joy back into every food you eat and remove any guilt you used to associate with certain food choices.
What happens if you try this and it doesn’t work? Practice! How often are you proficient at something the very first time you try? It doesn’t happen often. It usually takes doing something over and over and in time you get better and better the more you work at it. If the results are worth the effort, and they are, it’s worth the practice and time it will take to get it right!