When you are trying to take charge of emotional eating it’s tempting to focus on what you don’t want to do. “I won’t eat dessert.” “I won’t go back for seconds.” “I won’t give in to stress and eating.” Guess what? It doesn’t work so well.
Today’s super-short video tip is about the value of keeping it positive.
The take away here? We’re all more successful when we focus on what we will do instead of what we won’t. Setting the stage for deprivation (which is what we do when we focus on a bunch of “I won’t” goals) means the focus is on endurance and willpower–both have their limits. Always. Try flipping the tables on your efforts with emotional eating and focus on what you will do instead of turning to food. Do you struggle with stress and eating? It’s not very effective to simply tell yourself you won’t resort to stress eating. Instead, my recommendation, is to make a decision about what you will try instead.
Take good care,