Sunday, January 15, 2012
Let go and lose weight.
"It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back." -- Mick Jagger
The food-filled holidays are over. Still, at a party last night women and men confided in me that they had "let themselves go" between Thanksgiving and the new year. They felt burdened. It makes no sense to focus on what you ate last year.
The old emotionally manipulative 20th century diet mentality is to humiliate yourself with regrets and beat yourself up with recriminations. It's wrong. It boomerangs and makes you hold on to guilt, anger and fat!
Instead, give yourself space to come back to your best interests. Intuitive eating is tuning-in to the present. Use your 5 senses to recognize messages from your body and your 6th sense (intuition) and eat in response to physical hunger, your values, priorities and personal boundaries.
Feeling badly about what you ate a month ago adds extra weight on your body. It makes you literally feel heavy! Put it down. Let go of it.
Time is passing, be guided by your moments. Stay in the now and lighten up literally and psychologically! Feel good because you're committed to being true to your body and yourself. Enjoy your next meal because it's the beginning of living your dream.
Let yourself lose weight by letting go of regrets and guilt trips. Then, keep in step with today, eat less, chew more and use common sense. The pounds will come off.
This is January. Eat to protect your health from seasonal colds and flu and have energy for the best quality of life. You'll get some satisfaction.
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"If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules." P. Arden