How much time do you spend thinking about food?
I’m not talking about the whole “oooh I can’t wait to go HAM on this delicious omelet” type of thoughts (which is my current mood).
I’m talking about the constant nagging thoughts that seemingly never go away.
Like you finish a meal and immediately think about what you’re going to eat next.
Or, you overanalyze if the meal you ate was the best choice or if there was something you could’ve done better.
Does eating out stress you out?
What about when you go out to eat?
Do you obsess about the calories?
Do you stress about how to track that meal?
Does it keep you up at night because you’re worried that it might derail your progress or that the scale might be up the next day?
If you said yes to any of the above …
Then we’ve got some work to do.
If you said yes to all of the above …
Then you’re exactly like I was.
Constantly thinking about food was what I DID.
I used to agonize and obsess over every little decision around food.
It consumed my thoughts 24/7.
I would hang onto every little detail and try to be so perfect that I would eventually snap and eat everything in sight.
I mean … unless you always dreamed about growing up and taking your family out to a nice dinner and totally being absent because you can’t stop thinking about food.
Have you ever thought about what it would feel like to just eat totally stress free?
No second guessing.
No questioning your decisions.
Even incorporating restaurant meals or alcohol or whatever foods you love.
Being able to enjoy them and not think twice about it.
Oh, and you just so happen to be your fittest and best self through all of that.
Have you considered what that might feel like?
It’s pretty fuckin epic.
As someone who has been to the dark side and back … I can tell you I never want to go back there.
You couldn’t pay me any amount of money to go back.
Peace of mind vs. always thinking about food
I’ll take peace of mind ALL DAY.
And yet … I still have to witness so many people struggling with the same obsessive thoughts around food that I struggled with for so many years.
Not only is it exhausting, but it also makes progress more difficult because you’re in a constant state of stress.
So the question becomes … how do you fix it?
Well the answer sure as fuck isn’t to sign up for another cookie cutter program, that’s for sure.
Why do you think that a laundry list of food rules will be the answer?
Or that 1200 calories will make it all better?
Aren’t those the things that got you into this mess in the first place?
So, maybe you should take a different path.
Just a thought.
Maybe you should find the courage to ask for help and get real coaching that has a proven track record of helping others with the exact thing you’re looking to achieve.
Spend a few days in our FB group and you’ll see this happening all the time.
Overcoming disordered thoughts around food.
Achieving goals that were unimaginable for a long time.
We kind of know what we’re doing and we’ve been doing it consistently and repeatedly for a while now.
But, you keep thinking that you need to go at it alone.
That asking for help is a sign of weakness when in reality, it’s a sign of strength.
My only hope is that when you finally come to that conclusion, that you haven’t wasted too much time.
Especially now …
It’s easy to tell yourself you should wait until after Halloween …
Well, maybe after Thanksgiving …
Ehh, how about after Christmas …
Fuck it, let’s just get started in the new year.
You don’t have to go down that path.
You can decide right in this moment to do things differently.
Simply commit and follow through.