Top 4 Things I WISH I Knew When I Was Battling My Emotional Eating
It wasn’t (just) about the food
Traditional diets kept telling me that it was a simple problem of math: calories in versus calories out. Food gurus and puritans lead me to believe it was the types and kinds of foods I was eating. And so, I just kept trying to control the food. The quantities, the kinds. I started counting, measuring, tracking and detailing everything. In short order, food became the enemy. Food was out to get me.
Little did I know (and realize) that no, it wasn’t. And it took me looking at multiple aspects of my physical, mental, and emotional life to determine it was a multi-faceted problem with a multi-faceted solution.
Don’t wait! Don’t procrastinate!
Every day (or Monday, really) I would start fresh. Again. And by Monday afternoon I’d have “screwed up.” Each time I tried I had some excuse that would make me throw in the towel and say “F@#$ it! I’ll start again tomorrow.” Except tomorrow would really turn into next week. And soon I was passing weeks, months, and years without really and truly making any sort of progress.
Stop delaying your progress. Stop sabotaging yourself. Stop running. You can put this off forever if you allow yourself! You will never get the results you want until you get started. It takes the most amount of strength and willpower in the first few days you get started with any sort of change (no matter what it is.)
Did you learn to read by yourself? Did you learn to drive a car by yourself? LOL, maybe you did! But how many mistakes could you have avoided, and how much faster could you have progressed with a guide or mentor who has been there and already done it!? Find a coach, or group, or network that you can connect with. Not only will they help you when the struggles come up, but they can help hold you accountable when you are thinking about quitting.
Get out of your own way!
Say Yes. Believe in yourself. Invest in yourself. You can do this but you have to truly believe in your own personal power to overcome and achieve. Know and believe in your heart that you CAN DO THIS! Change your mindset from “I don’t know” and “I’m not sure” to “I can” and “I will, watch me.” A confident woman is unstoppable.
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