Taming urges for eating forbidden foods is a struggle. Remember when you committed to becoming thin and you lost weight. Recall how good you felt with your new body image and outlook on life.
Although you enjoyed your thinness, eating right was still a struggle. You liked your weight loss, but the gorgeous sights and enticing aromas of your favorite foods, the forbidden foods, were
beginning to fill your mind. Besides, eating the right foods was becoming a chore.
The more you denied yourself of the stuff you really wanted, the more you seemed to want it.
What did you do? Did you eat the forbidden foods or did you eat the right food?
Denise Wakeman has a wonderfully human, website, Slim People in Progress, for people who want to be healthy and slim
In one of her postings, Denise asked for strategies to reduce this struggle. I gave her this suggestion.
Imagine, your desired, forbidden foods with their tantalizing aromas and delicious appearances in front of you. Now visualize yourself taking two steps towards the tempting foods. Stop and turn around. Now you are no longer looking at the desired foods and the attractive foods are no longer in your sight.
Now visualize yourself walking towards the thin you. You want the benefits from being thin. Fill yourself with the benefits from being thin. Immerse yourself in your thinness. Notice your energy, the lightness in your step, and the ease of your movements. Enjoy what you see in the mirror. Realize your improved health. Feel your emotional well-being. Claim your happiness and peace of mind. You are free.
Take the time and make a compelling and satisfying list of benefits for being thin. You can only have these benefits if you are thin.
Now, the struggle is no longer between eating and not eating forbidden foods. You will never make the choice to not eat forbidden foods.
Now, you will choose to eat the forbidden foods or you will choose to enjoy and keep your thinness and the benefits from being thin.
I have written about this strategy, The Turn Around Choice, and why it works in my two e-books I live Within the Environment Created by My Choices and The North Star Mental Fitness Program. Please visit, Nirth Star Institute, Inc., my website for your mental fitness needs.
Remember, You Live in the Environment Created by Your Choices!
Live and Mental Fitness Coach