Keep Calm and Just Say, No.The way to say No in an environment where there is a lot of tempting food is to tune-in with your senses. Notice what you notice. Don't let food choices push any emotional buttons. Open a channel of honesty between your desires and your needs by staying in touch with how your body feels. Use the intuitive tool called patience to stay in touch with your goals.
Patience comes with surprises, so don't worry about the unexpected. You will discover that patience is an emotional stress buster that makes it easy to say No to fattening foods and the pressure to eat. Being patient is how to give yourself inner permission to be flexible and avoid abusive eating.
GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT! Be patient with yourself to stop self-defeating habits. Taking a pause before digging in will get you surprise admiration from others and results you want.
- This means, before you commit to a meal, check in with self-respect. Notice if you feel dignified. Notice if you're really hungry.
- Look at the food on your plate. Do you like the picture? Are being honest with yourself about what feels right?
- Rushing when you eat cancels natural digestion in your mouth and is an automatic way to eat more than you need.
- Patience with timing allows events and people to catch up with your inner drive. There are no shortcuts to quality.
- Good timing, when it comes to eating, means taking time to make it good for you.
- If someone is pushing your button and disrespectful, sometimes it's best to just say Thank you and Good-bye. What you eat is personal. Being polite and at the same time respecting yourself, is being patient.
- If you are attending a buffet, carry a plate of radishes, pickles or celery around. Say No to carrying around temptation.
- No and yes are equally important for staying in tune with your personal power. Take control by saying No to what doesn't feel right.