The Process of Weight Loss is All About Food and Feelings and Feelings and Food
Posted Aug 19 2012 7:30am
When you are trying to lose some weight, you definitely have to regulate the amount of food you eat. But that’s not the only thing you will be regulating. You probably will be regulating your feelings as well.
Your feelings are as important to the weight-loss process as your food is. Try some of these examples on as reminders, and then add some of your own.
I have to think of something positive to distract me from feeling I can’t have what I want right now.
I have to think of something neutral so I don’t keep thinking of what I don’t have.
I have to suppress feeling so hurt.
I will cover up my bad mood by being the life of the party.
I will not judge how I feel. I’ll just let myself feel it.
I know what I did was awful, but I’m going to imagine that I can pull off a positive outcome.
Before I knew it I was up and moving, and I no longer felt so painfully bored out of my mind.
I’ll hide how I really feel, and then I won’t be tempted to binge.
I won’t even think of how I felt last night. If I did, I don’t know what I would do.
I’m going to let myself feel terrible if that’s the way I’m feeling. I don’t want to be afraid of feeling that way anymore.