#ThoughtForTheDay – WE ALL MESS UP AT TIMES WITH OUR JOB, FOOD, EXERCISE & JUST LIFE. It’s not something that needs to deter us. Don’t even wait for tomorrow. This is a message I’ve said for many years.
No need to wait until Monday or tomorrow to start or resume anything. As it says, stop, #Breathe , move on & forward. ♡♡♡
I have written a lot about emotional eating over the years. As I mentioned above, I always tell people there is no starting day or even hour!
I think people get caught up in the ” I have to start this day or at the beginning of a week or a certain month or for summer” or whatever it is that they plant in their mind. THIS HOLDS YOU BACK!
People also tend to negative self talk as we all know – I doubt not one of us has not said – “Crap, I screwed up so I might as well just give up” at some point in their life. I did when I was very young but once I hit my 20’s, as much as I had the negative self talk going on (which was a prob for me well into my 40’s & I still battle at times), I never did that in terms of giving up on my healthy lifestyle just because I messed up on my food or exercise program. Others call the food a “diet”. I never did because it makes people think they can go on something & then off. For me it was always just my food that I eat each day.
There are many ways to combat emotional eating. I think we may have to find our own best way. Some go to counseling, try biofeedback or even being hypnotized to help them.
I could write out a list of the ways I combat emotional eating and believe me, it is still a battle for me after all these years. THE BIGGEST HELP FOR ME PERSONALLY ARE THESE 2 STEPS BELOW TO COMBAT EMOTIONAL EATING. Again – this is what works for me:
1. Any time I am headed to the kitchen OR ANY FOOD NEARBY because I am upset or depressed or any of the emotional battles I have, I always promise myself I will stop for 10 minutes to think about & work through the reasons I want to emotional eat. After 10 minutes, I sit 5 more minutes to digest it. 99% of the time, I don’t eat. If I do – I ACCEPT IT, OWN IT AND MOVE ON! 🙂
2. This one has really helped me. If it is a job or a boss or a mean person I know or don’t know or some random BS comment made by a person out somewhere or even a family member (we all know there is sabotage even in families!) – THIS IS WHAT I SAY TO MYSELF:
“I have worked so hard to get where I am today. Do I really want that boss or person or situation or family member to mess with me and my life & all I have accomplished to date? Are they really worth that? NOPE – I am going to show them who’s boss & who is the better person! I take the high road! I will NOT let anyone or anything make me ruin all the hard work I have put in for this healthy body & mind!”
YES, some of you may only be a few days or weeks or months in BUT that is still progress!
AND FOR THOSE KNOCKING OTHERS STOP!
SO THOSE ARE JUST 2 OF MY WAYS TO COMBAT EMOTIONAL EATING. LEAVE A COMMENT ON YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO COMBAT IT TO HELP OTHERS!