Over the years, I’ve had so many clients comment that it would be so much easier to manage their overeating, emotional eating or binge eating if they didn’t have to eat every day. Alcoholics can abstain from alcohol and drug addicts can abstain from drugs. But we have to eat, so abstaining is not a solution.
If you are visually cued to eat (you only have to see a luscious piece of chocolate cream pie to really want it), then you can be “attacked” by food many times a day. You may also be sensitive to just hearing the description of the pie.
Your biggest challenge is most likely being around the actual food. What do you do when many of your favorite foods are in front of you and you want to pile your plate high… several times?
If that is what you think and worry about, you are not alone. Most people who struggle with food have learned that you can’t eat certain foods or you must limit or restrict. This kind of thinking or diet mentality actually makes cravings worse and weight gain increase.
Mindful Eating teaches you to have a different relationship with food… a positive and enjoyable one because you can eat foods that are both pleasing and nourishing to you. If you like lasagna, it’s not off-limits, even if you want to lose weight.
I bet you are going to see more and more of the medical community embrace Mindful Eating since obesity is such an alarming medical challenge and no diets have ever proven to be successful long-term.
Mindful Eating is NOT a diet. It is a new way to think about eating and food. It is a behavior change and lifestyle change and anyone who has truly embraced it has been shocked by the result. Curious?
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