3. Bad feelings and experiences
Have you ever had anything bad happen to you, and you think, do you know what, I'm totally tipped off I'm just going to eat in front of the TV and relax and eat that favourite Food?
I think we all have. But how often does this happen? How do you fix this?
Tough things will happen to us all in life, And for Some of us we might habitually take to food for comfort. For example in Hollywood films, whenever there is a breakup the characters typically go home to a Ben and Jerry's ice cream!
No doubt there is comfort to be found this way,but is it the healthy answer? It's not going to help you lose weight for sure, and will make you feel even worse in the long run.
Instead of internalising our problems though try to talk to a friend. Have you had a bad day at work or had a falling out? Try to talk it through, don't go into self destruct mode. A problem shared is a problem halved as they say. Talking to a true friend can Put some perspective on your situation.
Stresses will come, so why not try to teach yourself new habits. The next time your stressed why not put your trainers on and go for a walk or a run? You'll feel so much better for it, trust me. The sense of accomplishment and empowerment that you will feel will spurr you on even more. Try it!
Food and especially the wrong food, Isn't the answer to emotional problems. Instead we have to bury deep sometimes and feel the hurt and try to progress from there. If we can't seem to get satisfaction then don't be afraid to seek professional help from a councillor.
If you do binge in these times then not having the wrong types of food or alcohol available at home can help.
4. I hate being fat but hey, that's me.
I'm always going to be fat, its my genetics, its who I am. Because of that, it makes no difference what I eat. I'm forever doomed.
Have you uttered those words?
Your not alone. I thought the same. But its not true. I was huge at 250 pounds, and I had brief periods where I tried to eat better but it seemed to make no difference, so I would fall back into self hate really if I'm honest. Its like I was in a bad place and in was looking for an answer, and sometimes I wanted a quick soothing one.
Self hate or self loathing isn't the solution. You need to get some help to lift yourself and start a strict program such as the one I'm on. I thought I'd be fat forever, I had huge issues about my weight, but sure enough I managed to turn the tide. I know you can too.
Turn you despair,sadness and depression into something positive, into a deep determination. Its not going to be s quick fix, don't look for quick changes.
Its a cliché, but life is not a sprint. Its a marathon.