The topic of nutrition and excess weight will always be popular. How many people go on diets, convinced that this is the only way to stay slim. They deprive themselves of the food their bodies need and feel guilty, no longer able to control themselves, allowing themselves to taste the forbidden fruit.
This is obvious: when we diet, we lose control and over and over again we promise ourselves that this was the last time.
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Nutrition and weight
If we only gained weight from the food we ate, the world would be full of obese people. But there are those who never limit themselves in anything and remain not just slim, but very thin all their lives.
First of all, what is “thin”? This is a relative concept. I know people who wear the smallest size and blame themselves for their imperfect and full body.
I will not argue that people do not get better from eating style, however, I tend to believe that the true reason is the attitude towards ourselves and towards products, which affects what kind of body we form. In my book Nutrition and Weight, I list all the reasons we eat, and it’s not always hunger!
Reasons for being overweight
Agree that we do not always eat only when we are hungry and rarely eat what our physical body really needs. Very often we do not listen to the needs of our body, including the needs of the emotional and mental body and, accordingly, do not know how to nourish them in the right way.
And this is one of the reasons why we put aside what we eat: the body stores what it does not need now.
Another reason for being overweight is guilt. Do you sometimes have thoughts like this: I eat too much, well, I’m a glutton, how weak-willed I am, it’s time to go on a diet, you need to control yourself …?
And this is what our body hears at these moments: It’s time to stock up, soon I will experience deprivation.
Guilt (the voice of the ego within us) prevents us from digesting food, assimilating it, and excreting its leftovers properly. But we often think that we accept ourselves completely, without even realizing the degree of guilt we are in.
How to deal with emotional eating
Observe how you feel about the way your family eats. If you blame them and moralize about what you think is wrong eating, it only means that you do not accept your own eating habits, and you also blame yourself on occasion.
Once you become aware of the feeling of guilt, accept it, remembering that guilt is not your heart, it is your ego, it is it that condemns and frightens you, being sure that it helps you with all its might from the best of intentions. Just like you do when you judge another person, trying to make him better and happier!
True Acceptance is the only medicine that will help you deal with your weight problem. By taking, you return to your heart, and your digestive system will be grateful to you for this.
Negotiate with your ego: I know that you are afraid that I will gain weight because I do not listen to the needs of my body, but now it helps me satisfy the needs of a psychological order. Thank you for your help, rest assured that I can deal with the consequences.
Also, thank your body for all the work that it has to do, digesting food that you did not originally need and that you used to cope with loneliness, resentment, anger … As you become more aware and as you begin to get to know your true needs better, you will be able to give your physical body only what it really needs.
Your whole being wants only happiness for you. This is possible only when you are in your heart, that is, when you allow yourself to be an ordinary person with your own weaknesses and limits.
Translation: Iya Zaitseva
At her seminars, Liz teaches in a simple and accessible way the right attitude towards her body, helps to work through psycho-emotional traumas and launch positive programs in her life. Changes will not keep you waiting!
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