Do you really want to say “I don’t eat that” or can’t eat that every time you see an opportunity to savor something. Wouldn’t it be nice to allow yourself to take a bite and enjoy it instead of restricting yourself and then depriving , craving and then binging?
Or rather…live your life in a way that food isn’t the focal point of your day, week, holiday season or year.
I saw a good example today at one of my favorite coffee shops. It’s a little hole in the wall, with all freshly baked biscuits, soups and desserts. The aroma of warm baked goods gives me the cozy feeling all over. So I’m sipping on my hot coffee with cinnamon sprinkled on top and notice this woman pacing back and forth staring at the breakfast casserole in the glass casing.
So she asked the clerk, May I have a raspberry glazed scone, chocolate chip cookie and buttermilk biscuit? And I’m trying to talk myself out of the breakfast casserole” The clerk paid her no mind and kept packing the goodies. She gets up to the register and then asks him ” Have you had that breakfast casserole?” and he responds “YES IT’S DELICIOUS” so she said, “OK FINE I’LL TAKE ONE!”
After she left, I asked the clerk, do you ever feel guilty eating a breakfast casserole? to which he responds, No, never, it’s a hearty breakfast.
So, that response prompted me to write this blog post for those who are struggling with making the right food choices. I had to get up and take a picture of this breakfast casserole because I was amazed to see how this mini breakfast item took such control over a grown adult.
I’m not judging because I was the same way. I would join a 21 day challenge, starve myself, then punish myself if I couldn’t stick to the plan and then start gaining it back day 22. I didn’t actually learn about what made me feel good or what foods made my body happy! Diets have detached us from making decisions that feel good to us mind body and soul.
In efforts, to help you understand that it’s not all about dieting for the rest of your life or exercising until you drop,
I wanted to share 3 Unconventional Ways to Lose Weight without dieting. Grab it here
And you’ll find that you can make simple mindset shifts to get you to your goal without the blood, sweat and tears…. YOU GOT THIS!