It’s that time of year when Christmas cookies, candy, and all the treats show up everywhere you go!
And since they are only available at Christmas time, how can you eat just one?
The cookies are not the problem.
When we eat too many cookies, we think the cookies are the cause (If the cookies weren’t there I wouldn’t eat them). Or that Christmas is the cause (I have to eat them because I only get them at Christmas).
But the cookies just sit there and Christmas is just a holiday. Neither circumstance can cause you to eat cookies.
Thoughts such as “Those are my favorite Christmas Cookies”, “I can only get these cookies at Christmas time”, “I look forward to eating these cookies every year” appear in your brain whenever you’re around the cookies.
Those kind of thoughts create desire. When you desire certain foods, it causes you to have an urge or craving for that food. And when you feel that urge, you usually end up eating the cookies because you don’t want to feel that urge or craving.
It’s not your fault.
Sugar, flour and processed foods give your brain a huge dopamine hit every time you eat them. The more you eat, the more your lower brain says “I have to have more of that or I will die”.
But what if you decided not to eat the cookies?
You may feel deprivation or another strong emotion because your brain is telling you that you have to have that cookie.
And it’s hard to deprive ourselves, especially over the holidays.
But what if you did deprive yourself of eating a cookie or two? What if you felt that feeling of deprivation instead of fighting against it and giving into it?
What if you became aware of what you were actually feeling in that moment instead of eating?
The more you choose to feel a feeling the better you will get at dealing with and eliminating desire and urges.
Then you can have a completely different relationship with food.
You can stop at one cookie or not have any at all.
Let’s be honest, we’ve never been taught how to process emotions. Most of us spend our time trying to avoid negative emotions, or resist them by eating or drinking.
Some of us may also believe that something is wrong with us if we feel negative emotion, because we should be happy all of the time.
The good news is that negative emotions are normal and a part of being human. We get to experience both negative and the positive emotions in life!
When you are able to truly feel the negative emotions instead of eating, you will feel more empowered in your life, because learning to manage your mind is the key to losing weight and keeping it off!
With my coaching program you will lose weight because you will learn how to process your emotions without food.
But that’s not all!
You will also:
Build a better relationship with yourself.
Be at peace around all the food.
Feel less bloated and uncomfortable in your clothes.
Have balanced hormones so you feel better mentally and physically.
If you are ready to lose weight FOR THE LAST TIME one on one coaching is what will get there!
Working one on one with a coach is key to getting the results you want!
Now is the best time to have a weight loss plan in place so you’re ready to get started after the holidays!
All the best,