Okay, if you’ve tried to stop emotional eating and lose weight, but haven’t yet succeeded, then you need to do something you’ll love... throw out rules!
Yes, even though overcoming emotional eating requires new thinking and some new methodology, your success in part is due to your ability to throw out all of those old rules that have been weighing you down.
To get you started, here are three rules to throw out in order for you to begin walking on your new path to success!
#1 Throw out thinking that you have to go on a diet or deprive yourself of anything.
When you tell your mind and your body that you are going to eliminate certain foods or be strict about quantities that you’ll eat, you immediately set yourself up for failure. The very things that you promise to stay away from will be very foods that you crave. In addition, your mind is a highly sophisticated computer and once you tell it “Starting Monday I’m going to do this and that,” your brain kicks in and sends you into panic mode. As a result, you binge to prepare for impending stage of deprivation, starvation, and hibernation. Your body clings to every once of fat because you’ve told yourself, “Prepare for worst.” Now, is this a very efficient or fun way to start?
#2 Throw out rule that you have to stop eating by a certain time every night.
Learning how to overcome emotional eating is all about listening to your body. If you’re hungry late at night, then by all means... eat! Once again, if you say that you aren’t going to eat past any given time, then as in first rule, you will eat all you can in preparation for long night ahead. Why not learn to respond to your body’s needs instead of boxing in yourself like a caged animal? Be free instead of confined, so that you can have peace, sanity, and a healthier body.