UNcoupling

October 22nd, 2014 No Comments Tags: , , , ,

When I think of some famous couples my mind gets drawn to Rudolph & Claireese, Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire, my Nan & Pops and even Forest Gump and Jenny who go together like peas and carrots…

Then there are other things in life that find themselves unwittingly bound together that need to get a divorce already. If any of these ring a bell for you, time to call the lawyer and draw up some papers then split!

Eating & Emotions – We eat to fuel our bodies and experience emotions to enlighten our soul but sometimes, for many, food soothes various emotional states from happiness to sadness, to stress and anxiety even when we’re not hungry. Being in the habit of eating when emotional can result in overeating and weight gain. Taking time to untie those dastardly knots that binds these together can often require a lot of work. For many these relationships may be holding you back from ultimate success.

Eating & Guilt – Look, I’m a female, Italian, Catholic and I know guilt well. Adding more guilt because I enjoyed my Nan’s famous biscotti is NOT a line I’m willing to cross. My favourite food is pie and although I don’t eat it often, when I do I enjoy it to the MAX. You should too!

Weight Gain & Excuses – I have written many times on my blog and in my ebook that awareness is bliss. When you know better, you do better. If weight gain is a mystery for you, consider starting a food record explained in Chapter 4 of Skinny on Slim, The Little Black Dress of Diet Books, then lose the excuses.

Boredom & Nibbling – A very insidious coupling is none other than eating when you’re bored. A wandering mind can really get you into all kinds of trouble, least of which is eating when you’re not even hungry. In this life featuring “the busy contest”, keep a running to-do list to keep you hopping. The best antidote for boredom is busy!

Unrealistic Goals & Diets – If I had a penny for every diet that claims to lose weight in a jiffy forever I’d be rich already. These sound like they go together, just like little white lies like any special face cream will make you look younger when you’re north of 50. Who are you kidding?? If something seems to good to be true, it is and don’t give it another thought.

So folks for some of these pairs breaking up might be hard to do, but it’s vital if you’re looking for long term weight loss success. It’ll be worth the effort once the old baggage is behind you.

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