By Marna Thall, Weight Loss Coach & Non-Diet Expert
I once read that we see over 200 images every day that encourages us to eat. These days, with the Internet, I bet that number is even higher. Whether it’s billboard advertisements, a fast-food sign you drive by, or a Pillsbury brownie television ad. These messages are everywhere! Here’s what concerns me most – all these messages make it really easy to stop listening to your body and eat because you see the billboard, see the fast-food sign or drool over the television ad.
Today I thought I’d give you some thin-tips to help you kick the temptations to eat.
1. Enjoy all of your meals. Each meal must be a psychologically and physically enjoyable meal so that you don’t go on the hunt an hour later.
2. Take on the mindset of the naturally thin. Avoid d!et plans that leave you feeling deprived and hungry. When you take on the naturally thin mindset, you no longer groan in deprivation when you see a Pillsbury brownie television ad. When you allow yourself all types of foods when your body wants and needs this food, you immediately kick deprivation out the door.
3. Ask yourself “Is It Worth It?” Sometimes giving into foods that you wouldn’t normally eat is just fine. Yesterday I ate a McDonalds breakfast because I was hungry and it sounded good. I asked “Is it worth it to put this food into my body today?” Yep – it sure was! Most mornings I eat oatmeal or vegi-sausages because my body does well with the protein. Ask yourself if giving into temptation is worth it – sometimes it is, but most of the time it’s not. If I were to ask that question again about eating at McDonalds again for breakfast today, the answer would be “No, it’s not worth it to me. It’s worth it today for me to eat awesome wholesome foods this morning.”
4. Figure out your “triggers.” Maybe you are more prone to overeating and temptations between 2-4pm, so pop in some gum or drink some refreshing lemon water. If you know your triggers, you can prepare and plan accordingly. Temptation will be a thing of the past as you plan and prepare and see thinner thighs and a flatter belly.
Marna Thall, CHT, weight loss coach and non-diet expert, publishes a weekly ezine to help you think and live thin from within. If you’re ready to slim down through a soulful journey, get your complimentary emotional eating assessment at ThinWithinU.com.