Help I can’t stop eating, is that you?
It used to be me, as you can see from the picture I used to struggle with my weight massively. I understand how you feel right now.
I transformed my body and lifestyle (and now 1000’s of other women too) and today I want to share my top tips for really getting control back with food so that you can feel your best, healthy, energized and lose weight easily.
Perhaps your day starts off ok, actually maybe you don’t eat that much during the day at work. It’s the evening where everything goes down the drain for you.
Once home from work, you gaze into the empty fridge, no idea what to cook so you either order takeaway or you prepare the same unhealthy meal. When you pop your bum on the sofa, out come the biscuits, the cheese and the crisps. You eat and you simply can’t stop, no control over food.
Whether it’s to forget about the stress of your day, feeling emotional about something or even down about your weight struggles. Sometimes when we don’t feel in a great place with our lifestyle we eat more, it’s like we have given up, what’s the point kind of attitude.
Frustrated and beating yourself up as you go to bed, constantly promising yourself that tomorrow you won’t do it.
If you want to be more in control around food, stop eating all the time, end emotional eating finally and learning how to manage your weight check out my 7 tips below.
1. Remove triggers foods at the beginning until strong habits have been formed. Don’t make life harder for yourself. Stop buying tons of unhealthy food and ensure your cupboards and fridge are filled with healthy options. This is the first step in changing habits and building that control. Out of sight, out of mind can be super helpful at the beginning.
2. Become mindful, in tune with yourself. Instead of reaching for food ask yourself WHY? Why are you reaching for food? What are you blocking out? Ask yourself are you hungry? Can you feel physical hunger in your stomach? Getting out of autopilot and actually checking in is essential for making conscious choices. So many women just turn to food without even thinking. Stop yourself and investigate before you dive into the cookies.
3. Positive self talk. When something doesn’t go right instead of putting yourself down, telling yourself how shit you have done, be patient and gentle with yourself. Negative self talk makes your mood dwindle, you will feel worse. Then you are more likely to turn to food to soothe yourself after a long crappy day. Feel the feelings, you are allowed to not be happy all the time.
4. Remove restriction. No foods are off limits. When certain foods are off limits, well you want them more as you feel you aren’t allowed them. We always want want we are not allowed to have. Allowing all foods prevents the need to overeat or the need to rebel. Have you ever ate something in a large portion because you are dieting? Oh I am going to eat as much as I can now as after tomorrow I won’t be eating it for 2 months. Restriction = increases the likelihood of overeating.
5. Be patient. One episode of overeating does not have to throw you back. Learn and move on. No-one is a master from the beginning.
6. No more food labels. No more good or bad food. This will decrease the craving of wanting the “bad” foods. Look at all food like it’s available all the time, it’s abundant, there is no need to overeat because you can actually eat it whenever you want. No food is bad, it’s all about context, your whole day and week counts. Food is neutral, remember that. We have only put these labels on and it instigates more of a negative relationship with food.Also when you eat the “bad” food you are more likely to punish yourself, perhaps eat more, self loathe and continue to eat unhealthy.
7. Learn what triggers you and what you can do instead. Most people dive into food after a long day, feeling stressed, well think about what you can do instead? You shouldn’t use food to soothe you, food can be enjoyed for sure but not too soothe you. It’s a good idea to look for other alternatives. What can you do to manage your stress? Remember there are so many other ways to soothe yourself, meditation, napping, going to bed early, going for coffee with friend, exercising, preparing healthy meal, bath etc.
Now put these tips into practice and get back in control around food. It’s possible for you too.
Let me know if you find this blog post helpful, leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
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