How to know if you're eating for the right reasons
How do you know if you’re eating for the right reasons?
Am I using this food or am I eating this food?
Here’s what I mean.
We tend to use food for entertainment, pleasure, comfort, security, etc., instead of eating food to make us feel energized, satisfied, powerful, healthy and vibrant.
BIG difference in using vs. eating.
“Awesome question, Adam. Very helpful! But what if I’m about to “use” food? What shall I do?”
Never fear. MBT is here!
I’m a huge fan of questions. Asking ourselves the right questions helps to change our perspective. And that’s the idea. It’s all about perspective.
How can two people see the same thing in a totally different way? I’d rather see it in a positive light.
So, you’re about to use food…
1. What’s really bothering me? What am I really hungry for? (It’s never about the food.)
2. What can I do about it?
3. Why don’t I do anything about it?
The third question is the kicker. Because while it’s easier in the moment to do nothing, we know that suppressing our feelings is like ignoring the most persistent door to door salesperson…
They will keep on knocking until we open the door.
We might as well open the door sooner rather than later. The sooner we deal with whatever it is — the sooner, we can move forward.
In other words, the sooner we face our stuff, the less likely we’ll be to stuff our face.
And, amazingly, the cravings and urges we feel will start to subside.
Like this post? You’ll love our program. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to emotional eating. Helping our clients overcome emotional eating is a big part of what we do.
Notice how psychological this post is versus ones that tells you what to eat, what not to eat, etc. Like we need another post telling us what foods to eat and avoid. Ughhh. Zzzzzz!
This is one of the many reasons why MBT works so well. This is why so many “diets” out there fail. They don’t address the psychology of weight loss. For the most part, it’s not a question of knowing what to do.
It’s a question of doing it. The answer to that is in your psychology along with a lack of accountability. Of course we’ll tell you exactly what to do in order to reach your goals. But we’ll make sure you actually do it day in and day out. That’s the hard part.
We make sure you actually do it day in and day out through daily and personal accountability like no other service in the world. We help you get through anything and everything that might get in the way, whether it’s a tactical challenge (e.g., an upcoming party) or a mental roadblock (e.g. self-sabotage, fear, etc.,) so you’re finally able to stick with it. It’s one of the reasons why we get the results we do. Learn more about our proven program here.