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?
Tag: Ellen N. Resnick
If you put exercising, eating only what you’d planned, and managing your stress in the ‘no choice’ category you take away the inner struggle.
When you find yourself saying, “It’s okay because….” you may be on a slippery slope. With practice you can learn to identify your harmful thoughts and replace them with helpful thoughts.
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.
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.
Simply use mindfulness (moment to moment, non-judgmental awareness) to experience your urges without giving in to them.