Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I just love food

I often hear from my Weight Loss clients that they overeat only because they love food.
If you have a similar belief, you may consider letting it go after reading the following:

Have you ever seen coffee tasters? They don't need to have a big mug of coffee in order to appreciate its taste.

These people love coffee. They do. This is why they only need a sip of it to really enjoy the flavour and taste of it.
In order to have a slimmer and thinner body, you first must change your beliefs about food.
Because the change you are looking for in your body begins in your mind!

Here is what you can do:

1. Become aware of how you eat. Practice mindful eating to develop new healthy eating habits.
Next time when you eat, pay full attention to your meal. 
Engage all five senses to enjoy the food on your plate.
From the very first bite you take, really notice the flavour, the colours, the texture of you food. Smell it and take some time to really enjoy it.
Notice how much more time you have in between each mouthful as you place a fork and a knife down and drink some water, truly enjoying each mouthful.

2. Eliminate any distractions while eating. 

  • Avoid negative thinking and making decisions while having your meal.
  • Do not watch TV and stay away from your computer while eating. When you eat, you only focus on your meal.
  • Limit your eating areas at home to the kitchen or the dining room.

As you continue practising mindful eating, you will notice, that you feel comfortable and full with less food consumed.
Once you become aware that you are full and satisfied, you will push your plate of food away. You don't need it. You don't want it. There is plenty of food around you. There is always will be.

You will leave the table feeling comfortably full and in control.

3. Reprogram you mind by giving yourself the following suggestion:

"Nothing tastes better then my own freedom to be in control of what I eat, when I eat, and how much I eat"

Practice giving yourself this positive suggestion every night before you fall asleep for 21 days.

Remember that Your Weight Loss begins in the Mind.

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