Does your brain make lots of excuses for you to eat when you aren’t hungry? Bad excuses like, “I had a hard day and deserve this” or “I’ve been so good all day”?
If you’re an emotional eater or anyone who eats when they aren’t hungry, your brain has no trouble finding plenty of reasons for you to do this.
Yet as long as you keep eating when you aren’t hungry, or eat instead of dealing with your emotions productively, you won’t reach your weight loss goals and keep the weight off.
As the Buddha said, “What you think you become.”
So if you want to become slimmer, the next time your brain starts telling you a bunch of lame excuses for eating when you aren’t hungry, grab this list and replace those unproductive thoughts that are keeping you overweight with one of these. They’re not only true, but they’ll help you avoid overeating and you’ll lose weight and feel better.
1. I do not seek the fleeting pleasure from food at the expense of my health.
2. If hunger isn’t the problem, food isn’t the solution.
3. I do not abuse my body by giving it food it doesn’t need and that it will only store as fat.
4. I am willing to feel the temporary discomfort of not eating when my body isn’t hungry.
5. I can eat the foods I love when I am hungry.
6. I control food, it doesn’t control me.
7. I’m creating my future body by choosing to eat only when I’m truly hungry.
8. I deserve to have a trim, healthy body.
9. I eat to nourish my body, and not to avoid my feelings.
10. It isn’t self care to reward myself by giving my body food it doesn’t need. I can reward myself in ways that are truly good for me and enjoyable.
11. Choosing not to eat when my body isn’t hungry is easier than being fat.
12. My body has this amazing ability to let me know when to eat and when to stop, and I honor by body by listening to it.
13. What am I trying to avoid by wanting to eat when I’m not hungry? Eating won’t fix it.
14. I take good care of my body because it does so much for me and it’s the only one I’ve got!
15. Is eating this food consistent with my weight loss goals?
16. Eating to cure my emotional pain will not eliminate the pain, but will probably make it worse in the long run.
17. I give my feelings the attention they deserve, and don’t eat to avoid them.
18. Will eating this right now lead to my long-term happiness and well-being?
19. I’d rather deal with my feelings and end emotional eating along with my weight problem than deal with the negative feelings of overeating and being overweight.
20. I choose long-term joy over the immediate gratification of eating when I’m not hungry.
I’d love to teach you how to end your desire to eat when you’re not hungry, lose weight and keep it off without diets and deprivation. To see whether weight coaching can change your life and weight the way it did mine, sign up here for a free taste of coaching session.
I work with smart women who want to lose weight and keep it off. I help them discover what is really causing their weight problem, fix it at the source, and teach them how to enjoy the foods they love while permanently losing their desire to overeat along with their excess weight. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret to not overeating.