How’s your relationship?
How’s your relationship with food?
Wow, where do we start?
Food is very emotional for most people, women in particular. We seem to have a love-hate relationship with food. I hope over time that clients develop a healthy relationship with food and can stop feeling like it controls them.
Do you ever:
- feel hopeless about changing your eating habits? Do you tell yourself you’re bad, you’re awful and you’re terrible for not being able to control your food intake? That you’re a loser for being unable to change?
- wait for things to change? Do you think that there will be a certain time of when everything will magically fall into place?
- exaggerate the problem? Do you think that a lifetime of poor decisions, bad choices, missed opportunities etc etc leaves you in such a mess that there’s no way you can even start to make a difference?
- underestimate the task of overhauling your nutrition? Underestimating the effort required to improve can set you up for disappointment. What’s possibly taken a lifetime to build up cannot be fixed in a few days or one walk around the block
- feel that its just easier to do nothing? That its just too hard to step out of your comfort zone?
Thinking in the above ways only adds to the problem. You need to take control and get back in charge of how you think. In other words, you need to stop thinking so much about the problem and instead, start thinking about the solution.
To change, there are 4 main decisions you need to make:
- You have to want to change
- You have to be willing to risk discomfort
- You have to be prepared to make changes
- You have to begin and then continue
To commit, you need to apply a lot of self-honesty and have a willingness to move past that which has held you back in the past.
Change is not about labelling yourself as Good or Bad! You’ve done what you’ve done so far because its all you knew how.
So lets drop the self pity, the inactivity, the blaming of others or your life. You need to take action and you need to do it now.
Seeking help with changing your food habits is not a sign of weakness or failure. If your car broke down, you’d call a mechanic, if your pipes were leaking you’d call a plumber. You may need help with this too.
Because you’ve probably had a dysfunctional relationship with food for so long, this could take time.
Stop blaming your PMS, your stress, your family, your life, your job, your finances. We all have these stresses in our lives. The key is how you REACT and your OUTLOOK.
Its all based on how you feel about yourself. Do you think you deserve better?
This is all food for thought (pun intended). Are you ready for change? Are you ready to take charge of your body and your health? What’s stopping you?