All some of my very best friends, before, that is. Before I changed my relationship with food.
Sometimes food is like the boyfriend you keep breaking up with and getting back together with. He’s just so charming, so cute, so talented, but he drives you crazy at the same time. You can’t live with him, you can’t live without him.
Many of you have probably felt that with food. Which ones are your crushes that you just can’t get rid of?
I used to be trapped in that love-hate relationship with food. I would binge binge binge, feel disgusted at myself, hate my rolly stomach, and then go clean for about 2 weeks until I pined over my lost love and started all over again.
Well, guess what. I broke up with food for good.
I don’t need ice cream to stop my crying. I don’t need white fluffy rolls to talk to when no one else will listen. I don’t need pizza to sit by me as I watch a show.
Let me give you some TIPS on how to break clean from addicting foods.
1. Change your attitude about yourself
Our bodies are AMAZING. They are the coolest machine ever invented on this earth. We have waterproof skin for crying out loud, that regenerates when it’s torn! Think about how much the fabric would cost that could duplicate that.
Changing your attitude about yourself means respecting your body. Suddenly you are anxious to treat your body well, and fuel it with clean foods. You are proud of your body. It’s your most prized possession.
2. Redefine yourself
“I am healthy, happy and beautiful!” or, “I have an incredible body and I know how to treat it well.”
Decide who your ‘new you’ is! Visualize yourself radiating with health and beauty. Imagine yourself eating healthy food, and exercising. Create 3 sentences that define you, and say them to yourself in the mirror EVERY day! You’ll be amazed at how effortlessly your health choices change.
3. Stop caring about your weight
I know that sounds scary, but hear me out. Stop measuring your health with the scale. Start measuring your health by how you feel! Learn to listen to your body! It will tell you how to take care of it properly, trust me on that.
4. Stop thinking that this cupcake ‘will be my last chance’
Sugar is the most accessible food item in the United States. Sometimes we eat unhealthy because we are afraid there will not be another chance to have that free cupcakes from this company, or the famous pie at that ritzy restaurant. We are afraid of missing out.
Trust that the chance will come around again! Suddenly you will stop caring about food, and know there will be plenty of other ‘suitors’ coming around. You will pick one when you are ready, and you will be picky.
5. Stop comparing yourself
“I wish I were as thin as..”
Work on yourself only! Be the best you. Comparing yourself will only blind you to the beauties that you possess. Look for your positive traits, and celebrate them. Next time start comparing yourself, say out loud one thing about yourself that rocks. No comparing allowed!!
And that’s it my friends. Hope this week’s challenge is going well! Tomorrow I’ll be teaching you more about how sugar affects your blood sugar!
Have a magnificent day, change someone’s life!
Have you tried any of those suggestions? What was the result?
Any other suggestions?
Do you think it even matters if you can’t ‘break up’ with addicting foods?