I just want to say this: YOU ARE STRESSED OUT!
Stress is THE most common thing I see that drives people to feel like crap. WE don’t even re alize we are stressed. Because it begins with the new job. Then that feels manageable… and then our whoever does whatever. Okay, well that’s under control. Then someone starts asking us favors. Then our car has issues. And this is how stress creeps up on us, one step at a time, in a culture where it’s really no “OKAY” to relax, take a break, slow down, and if you are a woman, to say no.
And the stress hormones make it impossible for us to make good decisions. It actually shuts down that part of your brain.
SO our stress makes us eat bad. And our stress makes it feel impossible to meal plan. And our stress make us think we can never change anything, much less change everything we want to.
So we get stuck. We rely on the old habits more. We get more take out.
If we want to make change ,we beat ourselves up for not doing it… or for trying and failing.
It’s a painful place to live, stressed out, eating junk, and beating ourselves up over it all.
The beautiful thing is that we don’t have to “add one more thing” onto our busy lives to change things.
We don’t have to go to the gym every day, or eat some special protein bar, or give up all the foods we love.
In fact we need MORE of what we love. What we REALLY love. Because we don’t get enough of that.
When we choose what we LOVE, and allow ourselves to enjoy it, we actually make more space to start making healthier choices that make us feel our best.
And slowly, over a few weeks or months, we can eliminate the things that feel bad, and add the things that feel good. And we will lose weight, and enjoy what we are eating! And we can do it FOREVER.
I specialize in helping women overcome emotional eating and sugar addiction, and I overcame that battle myself. Stress leads us to choose junk and sweets, then sweets make us eat more sweets.
You have to get off the hormone roller coaster that is driving your brain right now.
And to do that you have to start with stress management.
Then you add a dose of forgiveness,
And you focus on counting joy (not calories).
What would this would like in your life?