Once you feel able to fully support your real need to overeat, rejoice in your new power!
It’s only in that space that you can begin to renovate, reconstruct and change your emotional eating tendencies. Because it happens instantly, you are not even aware at this point that you have made an emotional decision. But you have, so our mission together is to automatically slow the decision making process by looking at the gap between the experience of helplessness and the automatic and rebellious urge to eat in great detail. This exciting and dynamic new area of your life will give you the opportunity to make powerfully different decisions which will be the springboard to move your life into a completely new direction. These are the essential mechanics of meaningful change and they apply to aspect of our lives.
Understand Why You have Failed in the Past and Why Your Life will now begin to Change!
Diets Fail Because of Out Of Control Emotional Decisions.
We’ve already concluded that Calorie Controlled Diets don’t work on a permanent basis – for you or for anyone else. Of course, eventually, you’ll have to embrace a lifestyle where you enjoy eating delicious healthy food and pick up a fun and regular exercise routine, but first you must focus on what specifically makes you feel helpless in your life, especially in relation to eating food.
You may be feeling more optimistic at this stage, but I suspect that you’re also sceptical and may even harbour doubts about ultimate success. Your gut may be saying to you, “Can something as intense and as strong as my emotional eating needs really be changed?” The answer, of course, is yes. Persistence is at the heart of so many habits. Focusing on your successes, no matter how small they may seem, helps to reinforce your new behaviour. Keeping a Victory Log to record every incidence of success will build up your confidence and remind you that you really are on the pathway to sustainable success.
- Learn that Self Doubt will help you to refocus your power!
Accept that now you will start to understand things about yourself that you may have tried to hide or conceal and, when you realise and accept these things about yourself, you will finally understand that you don’t need to let food and eating control and ruin your life. We are going to give you a mirror to reflect your behaviors, motivations, and all of the habits that are not serving you well. Emotional overeating is destructive to your health and happiness – your focus will finally be on you and not your food. As you slow down and reflect upon what you’re eating, developing a vital sense of mindfulness, considering what you’re eating and why, new possibilities emerge, new alternatives present themselves. They were always there. Now you’re finally taking the time to acknowledge them. Every single day.
Recognise that Food has become your Over-the-Counter Tranquiliser
Focus now on that something that always triggers your drive to overeat, perhaps some kind of interaction with someone or an emotionally relevant situation in your life. Now let’s look more closely at this subject. It’s not the event that causes you to want to overeat. It’s how the event or situation made you feel. At first you may not even realise or know how you feel. As you work on getting better acquainted with your emotional self, you’ll begin to observe the situations or people around you at the moment when you tend to overeat. Then you’ll pay closer attention to the feelings that come up for you when you’re around those people or situations. These are the steps to neutralising your old habits.