Don’t Hate Your Craves
Christy R. Hall
Using the power of food, tapping, hypnosis and Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) to win the war on weight and emotional eating.
Cravings are not the enemy.
They are simply your body crying, asking to not be ignored. ~Christy R. Hall
Cravings. Most people have a hate-hate relationship with them. They hate that they have them and feel weak for giving in to them. They wish they would go away forever or die a slow and painful death – which might be deserving for all the pain and suffering they can cause.
But this morning, I want to inspire you to try to look at your cravings from a different perspective.
Cravings come on in response to specific triggers. A trigger could be anything. A word or phrase, a smell, a taste, a situation, a feeling/emotion, a time of day/night. Seriously, anything.
For many, night time is when we finally get to relax and let down our hair. Or it’s when the pent up stress of the day is finally realized and acknowledged. For others, afternoons are hard because we’ve hit that mid afternoon slump, and are done adulting for the day.
But cravings aren’t REALLY the problem. It’s what we do about them that’s the problem. Cramming cake in your face is a problem.
Your body is super intelligent, but has limited ways to communicate with you. Your mind is all rational adult (most of the time) and your body is mostly crying infant. If you’ve been around babies, you know they cry for anything + everything.
- Hungry? Cry.
- Sad? Cry.
- Lonely? Cry.
- Tired? Cry.
Only after you’ve listened & tested what a baby wants/needs do you determine the differences between a hungry, tired, or sad cry. These same “baby” behaviors are still in you today.
Cranky, over-tired, need a nap? Still happens but you ignore it.
Hangry? You push thru.
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You ignore + ignore + ignore some more. Because “I’m adulting over here, and I want the gold star.” No naptimes. No rest. No crying in baseball.
Cravings are your body’s way of crying for something. Does it makes sense to cram cake in the face of a crying baby (your body?) Is *that* the stuff good of good parenting?
Your body/spirit/inner beastie/bestie want’s something (yes, absolutely) but what is it? A hug? Comfort? To take a bath & go to bed? To get praise and hear “Good job, today!” ANY of those things would be better than feeding your face.
So, I invite you to stop and look at your cravings. Notice when they show up. What time is it? What just happened? How are you feeling? What thoughts are in your head?
See if you can step out of it for two seconds. If someone you cared about had this exact same experience – would you stuff food in their face? If not, then what WOULD you do? And then, use that answer on yourself.
I’d love to help you dive deeper on this. Let me know if you need any help.
“If someone you cared about had this exact same experience – would you stuff food in their face?”