There are three kinds of habits. Good habits, bad habits, and plain old habits. Obviously we like our good habits. Let's look at brushing our teeth every night. It takes very little time, effort, and money, makes our breath better, prevents tooth decay. Obviously that is a combo that most people feel is worth continuing the habit.
Bad habits on the other hand usually have a short term benefit and long term cost. Surprise surprise I'm going to suggest we take a closer look at sugar. Short term it tastes good, it feels good, and we simply enjoy it. Long term though, it can cause a variety of health problems and weight gain. And even intermediate term, it can cause guilt and shame and regret and a sick feeling tummy.
When it comes to bad habits, there is often a period we don't mind paying the price, but usually the long term costs add up and we start to wish to change, but at that point it's a lot HARDER to change.
I've been there. Even when I was "being healthy" in my early 20s I binged on an entire bag or prunes and whole pineapple to the point of making myself SICK.
Now, however, I've learned from that lesson and can simply tell myself "a handful is enough." But how did I get there? I had to take a BIG picture look at my whole life and all the factors contributing to the extreme consumption of sugar and al the ways to make it "normal."
I feel SO GRATEFUL now that when I look back at old journals and read about how I made myself sick on sweets that I literally don't even feel like the same person. It doesn't even seem POSSIBLE that I would do something now.
Are you ready to forget that part of you? My program, Love Every Bite, can wash away the guilt and shame and lay a foundation to have a normal relationship with sugar once and for all.
Start with learning my 5 secrets to overcoming emotional eating.
Here is a note from a client who transformed her guilt and gave up sugar binges...even during some of the most stressful weeks of her life!
I help busy, ambitious leaders to step off the emotional eating roller coaster, so they can lose weight and keep it off, still eat all the foods they love, and finally find the work life balance they crave.