Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy when it comes to food. Those little things that we say to ourselves before or after we eat may be doing more harm than good.
Here is the first of 8 negative thoughts that could be hindering your progress:
1. “I was so bad today.”
Say this instead: “I am proud of myself for all of the positive choices I made today. I probably could have skipped the dessert, but it’s no big deal because tomorrow is a new day.”
Guilt and deprivation are two of the most powerful emotional triggers for overeating. The goal is to be mindful without judging yourself. If you feel that you made a poor choice, dwelling on it will not erase that moment in time. Your only choice is to move on and to give yourself another chance. There is nothing that says you can’t allow yourself to eat for enjoyment as well as nourishment.
Stay tuned in the coming week for the next 7 negative thoughts related to eating!