|Do You Believe You Can Stop Eating?
Think about your belief in your ability to break this
simple habit. The habit of eating when you're not
hungry. The habit of needing to feel stuffed to be satisfied.
You can break the pattern, even if you don't believe you
can. It happens when you first simply stop eating a little
sooner. You may still have over eaten, but your level of
stuffed can be qualified, and you know when you've had
enough, too much, or way too much. Start by learning to
leave one bite on your plate. (Even a smear counts,
whatever it takes to leave a teeny bit, it's a start).
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|I know, that idea may seem radical, but it's a great way to discover how you've
eaten everything on your plate because it's a habit to do so. Even if you only
leave one pea, leave something on your plate. Secondly, just because there is
more on the serving plate, don't think you need to take more food. Wait a few
minutes. Settle in. Get comfortable with the feeling of satisfaction. Get in touch
with your hunger levels.
Do You Recognize Hunger Signals
I remember learning to recognize my hunger levels and the shock (and dismay)
when I'd realize I'd had enough but half my food was still on my plate. I learned
to ask for a doggy bag, take it home and eat in the next day. I learned to
sometimes fix myself less food. I learned half a sandwich is sometimes enough. I
learned a piece of fruit can satisfy my greatest hunger, for now, while I wait for
dinner to cook. I learned, and so will you, when you just start to pay attention.
You can still have it all, but maybe you'll eat half now and half later, and that's
Small Shifts Equal Big Change
Small shifts in your beliefs about what you can accomplish may take a bit of
time, but when you do make the shift it will seem sudden and it will be
permanent. Ask anyone who's lost a lot of weight and kept it off, and they'll tell
you, "I don't know, something just suddenly clicked." You can experience this
sudden shift too.
Start today by noticing how much food you're being offered when you aren't
hungry. Can you take some and save it for later? Just because the holidays are
here is not an excuse to eat everything in sight. Thinking you'll start your diet in
January is a cop-out. Why put it off until then? Why not get started right now?
Get more in tune with what you do day-to-day and you can let go of the fear of
either suffering through another diet or gaining more weight, or losing it and
then regaining it. You don't have to choose between stuffing or starving. You
can learn to eat good food, enjoy it more, and melt into the shape you truly are
meant to be.
Kathryn Martyn, M.NLP - EzineArticles Expert Author
~~ Kathryn Martyn, Master NLP Practitioner, EFT counselor, Weight Loss
Coach and owner of One More Bite Weight Loss is the author of "Changing
Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss."
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