Develop a strategy!
Living with a chronic dieter means facing feelings of helplessness with regards to their sabotaging and harmful behaviors. Spouses must face their fears of the consequences that are likely to occur if their soul mate isn’t able to reach and maintain a healthy weight. What should you do? What shouldn’t you do?
Do you find that when you make spontaneous food choices in a restaurant based on how something sounds on the menu or smells on the grill that you wind up consuming many more calories than if you had planned ahead? Today you can look at a website menu before choosing a restaurant and plan to order something delicious that’s within your calorie count for the day.
What is wicking material? Why is it important?
Denial is an unconscious coping mechanism that gives you time to adjust to distressing situations. But when you remain in denial you deny yourself the ability to thrive.
Sometimes we have to peel the layers of the onion to get to the thought that leads to the emotion that results in overeating. Sometimes we need help figuring out what the hot thought is and what we need in that moment.