One of the biggest things that people don’t get a grip on before they embark on their weightloss journey (besides understanding emotional eating) is HABITS.
If you are overweight and need to make changes in your life so that you can live a healthier, more vibrant life with a longer life expectancy, then you need to start looking at the habits that have made you the kind of person you are today. I grew up in a household where love equated to large amounts of food being consumed. My mother loved me with food, therefor everytime I needed love I reached for food. This became a life-long habit. A habit that got harder to change the more I did it and the older I got. It becomes like cement, once it’s set it can’t be changed. It’s that hard to change a habit. We need emotional sledge hammers to bust up the cement and start again. Your sledge hammers are WILL POWER, FOCUS and DETERMINATION. Yes you’ve got to want change that badly.
Once again I will advocate Hypnotherapy here. It was the thing for me that got me to change my habits. It strengthened my will power, my focus and my determination. I also wanted change really bad. It’s not just for yourself, you make other people happy when they know that they don’t have to worry about you anymore.
Start some new habits today. You don’t need to change your whole life immediately, just bit by bit try to change a bad habit for a good one.
Ways to combat cravings and change bad habits:
Physical activity – ie: going for a walk.
Reading a book.
Treating yourself to a massage.
Do a creative project.
Watch a film.
Get yourself a hobby.
Hang out with friends.
Call a friend and listen to them talk about their day.
Start writing in a journal.
Instead of making food the focus of a gathering, play cards or a board game together.
Get into the habit of doing some kind of physical activity after any large meal. It increases the metabolism and makes weightloss easier.
Try these links for more hints:
The list is endless, be creative.
In other news, I was sort of watching the Biggest Loser last night. “Sort of,” because I was doing stuff on the net and had the telly on mute. I noticed a contestant that I thought I knew, then I looked again and her name and age appeared on the screen. It was her, a girl I went to highschool with. I hope she does well and wins or at least learns a whole lot of interesting things about her limits etc. I also saw the girl that advertises the Celebrity Slim products at the shopping centre today. Strange coincidences hey?