Don't you wish you could understand what it is that makes you BINGE on sugar until you feel sick? What it is that makes it impossible to put it down? Why on earth it has the grip on you that it does?
When it comes to sugar we often have individual triggers. I've had clients tell me that SIGHT is their trigger. If they SEE it, they want it. And recognizing that trigger is great - it can both help you avoid the trigger AND help you understand it when it happens so you can be prepared.
For myself even to this day I have a few triggers. First of all, I am triggered by the "idea" of "having it." This is a powerful trigger to recognize because it means that I can actually get my "fix" without eating the whole freaking cake. I can "have" a slice...and if I don't like it, I can throw it away because I already "had" it.
Another trigger for me is getting overly full. I kid you not when I get overly full, whether thanksgiving or just getting to the point of being hungry from a busy day and then overeating... once I overeat I WANT MORE, and I WANT SUGAR. It's kind of bizarre.
But the awareness helps me do something else instead. Because it's about feeling like I have to DO something because now I'm uncomfortably full. Now I can use that awareness to do something else, like make tea, or simply remind myself that eating more will make me feel worse.
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