HOW TO STOP THINKING ABOUT FOOD ALL THE TIME
Thinking about food all the time is a challenging hurdle for most people who want to lose weight or who are fighting to create a healthy relationship and their body image. When you can learn to stop thinking about food all the time you are able to step into a place of freedom and balance with your diet and calorie intake. Ultimately, when we stop thinking about food all the time we are free, more confident and we have an increased sense of self-trust. Get the full coaching and show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/395
In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we’re talking about:
- How to stop thinking about food all the time, and why we do it in the first place
- What big feelings around food looks like and feels like – and why we get stuck there
- 8 very practical things you can do right now to stop being controlled by your thoughts about food
How to Stop Caring What People Think Webinar
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In this 20-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to stop getting distracted from your dreams and purpose because of what people *might* think about you.
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If you’re ready to push play on your purpose with confidence and freedom, then this webinar is for you. In class, we’ll cover…
- The real issue and how to tackle it. You’ll learn how caring too much what people think is so destructive to our happiness and why we get trapped into this toxic pattern of thinking.
- The first 3 things you can do right now to change how you feel. You’ll learn 3 things you can start doing differently right away to get free from the restriction of caring what people think
- The easiest way to go after your purpose with total confidence.You’ll get advice on the exact next-steps to take to have more confidence and courage to go after your dreams without being distracted or delayed by comparison, overthinking or self-doubt.
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WHY ARE WE ACTUALLY THINKING ABOUT FOOD ARE THE TIME?
We have a distorted sense of self-care.
We have created unnecessary rules, fears, and restrictions.
We believe that the “good life” isn’t available to us.
We are too busy for basic enjoyment of food and rush through it.
We are spiritually hungry for more and for meaning.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OUR LIVES ARE DETERMINED BY FOOD?
I can speak from first-hand experience, and from that of the hundreds of women I have worked with privately over the years … it is like living in an invisible prison.
Your thoughts are consumed.
Your joy is conditional.
Your beauty feels fragile and ever-fleetings.
BIG FEELINGS AROUND FOOD, WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
- Dictatorship over your happiness
Notice that none of them are positive.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO?
Ok, super-practically speaking:
Minimize your decision fatigue. (Pre-decide snacks, meals, etc)
Work with a coach or a therapist to sort through your food relationship.
Buy only food that doesn’t trigger you
Eat more slowly and mindfully (time this, practice intentional fork placement, use proper plates, etc.)
Ok, more metaphysically speaking:
Journal daily and train your thoughts to see yourself with pure eyes
Treat your body like a temple and with respect, and food will lose its allure
Pray for freedom – and determine to walk in peace every.day.every.day.every.day.
Be on guard for anything that might steal your peace or rattle your heart – don’t dive back to buffering
For example, I have been healed and recovered from my eating disorder (which lasted for almost 15 years) for now over ten years, and I still have to guard my thoughts and watch my emotions. Emotions have an acension quality to them, and if I am not careful, I can find myself being tempted to run to old behaviors that don’t serve me any more.
When this happens I literally imagine an old bird cage and tell myself that I am not getting back in it. I look at the tattoo on my arm and remind myself of Galatians 5:1 and I think about verses like:
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. -2 Thess 3:16
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! – Isaiah 26:3
WHAT’S A SIMPLE FIRST STEP YOU CAN TAKE FOR CHANGE? THE DONUT DIET
The Donut Diet is a revolutionary new approach to helping you be free from stress eating, emotional eating, and binge eating for good.
The Donut Diet is an eating solution for emotional eaters. It is a revolutionary new approach to intuitive and mindful eating that will free you from the crazy cycle of a disordered relationship with food. It is not a diet, but rather a new way of interacting with food so that food can work better for you in your life. The Donut Diet is a simple solution for a happier relationship with food and a method for how to achieve and maintain a healthy and balanced body.
It’s for those who struggle with emotional eating, stress eating, overeating, or who have a disordered relationship with food. It is for anyone who feels like they have an unhealthy balance with what they eat and who are just tired of trying to enforce their willpower and discipline in order to eat healthily and to have the body they want. It’s the solution for someone who can’t quite make intuitive eating work for them and who are ready to be free and fun about food and about what they eat.
Get started on your own journey to turning your relationship with food around today. Check out The Donut Diet for yourself at www.thedonutdiet.com
LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
Hey Trish – I’m Nancy and I’ve been listening to your podcast for a while and I play some of them on repeat a lot. I wanted to say thank you for never giving up on yourself and being alive on this earth because if it wasn’t for your word s and your testimonies I would have thought I was the only person out there that couldn’t be “fixed” and couldn’t change. Thank you for being genuine because it makes me know that I’m not alone and not the only one. You are living proof that, yes, any change is possible. I keep your words in my head a lot to help me keep going. I swear I feel like we’re friends and like you’re talking to me in your podcasts. Much love Trish. You’ve impacted my life so much without even knowing it.
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