Lose Weight Eating the Foods You Love

If you’ve been dieting for many years, you have probably come to believe that the only way you can lose weight is to cut out most of the foods that you love eating. The very thought of this might make you feel defeated before you even start the diet. If you get as far as starting the diet, you might start getting overwhelming cravings for your favourite foods that eventually cause you to binge on all your restricted foods.

As I mentioned earlier, when eating mindfully we don’t pass judgement on ourselves nor the food we are eating. It has actually been proven that our thoughts about the foods we eat directly impact how our bodies digest it. So if you stress that the food you are eating is going to make you fat, it probably will!

Moderation is key. You can eat any food once in a while and not put on weight. The interesting thing is that if you allow yourself to eat any food, it actually diffuses the desire to eat it all the time or to overeat on it when you do have it. You know you can have it whenever you feel like it, so chances are better that you’ll wait to eat it until you actually do feel like it.

The more you listen to your body, the more you will know when you feel like, or really need, a certain food. You will also savour and enjoy the food more if you eat it mindfully. When you eat the food mindfully, you’ll be more aware of when you have had enough.

The Whole of the Moon

The Whole of the Moon

I was listening to "The Whole of the Moon" by The Waterboys the other day. I've heard the song many times over the years, but this time I was really present and listened. This was the message: "I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your hands..." We go around thinking...

Why is dieting so bad?

Why is dieting so bad?

Why is dieting so bad? As I’ve mentioned previously, most of us are born with the innate ability to know what our bodies need and when. We slowly lose this ability through social conditioning or for other reasons. Some of these reasons being: eating because we are...

Why do we overeat?

Why do we overeat?

What does it mean to overeat? It means to take in more energy than our bodies need. If we are consistently taking in more food than our bodies are using, the extra weight gets stored as fat. This takes us back to our energy equation: energy in (food) > energy out...

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