What Do Your Repeatedly Do?
I have a decorative stone in my home that has the saying “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle
Are you still using food to solve emotional issues? Is that what you repeatedly do? Healthy behaviors create healthy habits so you do not use food as an emotional band-aid. If you engage in unhealthy behaviors such as eating junk, grazing, eating fast food, or eating refined carbs as one of your main food groups, your body size and weight are going to reflect those habits.
It is actually very simple, if you want a strong, healthy normal weight and body size, you are what you repeatedly do so adopt habits that reflect the body that you want. It is a bit of a cliche but we are what we do, we are what we eat.
When you set goals, you are shaping the process of success. That means deciding what characteristics, like commitment and dedication, you need in order to reach your targets. The determination of success is staying committed to your goals when times and emotions are raging. It is easy to stay on track when things are going your way. The real commitment to your goals is reflected when you’ve had an argument with your spouse, your kids are behaving less than you’d like, you have a conflict at work, etc. If you hang tough and don’t emotionally eat no matter what, that determines success in reaching your weight loss goals.
What strategies do you have in place to counteract the old habits of turning to food each time you get stressed or want to emotionally overeat? As we know, you are going to have more stress in your life and more opportunities to emotionally overeat. Might as well plan NOW for how you can handle the next situation more successfully!
Remember, there is NO NEW FOOD! How many binges does it take to solve work, financial and family stress? Food really doesn’t solve anything and creates even more problems. Turn to yourself, not food to solve your problems and ease your emotions. Food holds NO power. You hold the power to to deal with emotions and situations in a healthy way. You don’t need food from emotional eating. You are all you need!!
Believe In Yourself,
Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Surgery Coach