I’m going to share with you one of the things that I’ve found to be useful on my weight loss journey so far, and probably one of the most crucial elements to the success of any long term shift in ‘diet thinking’. For me, doing this will not only prevent you from over eating but will also train the mind not to eat unnecessarily. I believe that doing just this one little thing will slice a good quantity of calories of your intake per day.
So what is it? The obese among us will know that we often find ourselves eating not because we require energy or because we are hungry, but rather because it’s enjoyable and It’s fun, it makes you feel good. When you place a nice slice of the finest cheesecake in your mouth, the brain releases all sorts of feel good chemicals which reinforce and validate the experience as a good one. It can become addictive. For instance, sweets or candy as my American friends call them, trigger a massive sensation of enjoyment and pleasure. It’s clearly something we enjoy and we continue to eat more and more as the sugar rush continues. This is just one example, you may find comfort in eating biscuits, cakes or drinking cola drinks, you alone know what where you Achilles heel is to be found.
The key; to train yourself to recognise when you are hungry (when you need food, when you need energy) and when you are just pining for that enjoyment of sugars, salts and fats. Distinguishing between the to and then making it a conscious effort to either say; ‘I’m not hungry, this is just a craving for the things I do not need right now’ or ‘I’m hungry I’m going to have a small portion of the right things for my body’ will create the right paradigm shift in the direction of a thinner healthier you. Programme YOU to be the best you can be. You deserve it.
I’m not a medical professional, always consult with your doctor prior to starting any weight loss program.