Are you a submissive?
There are many things in life that we have little or no control over. But food isn’t one of them. It is easy to feel that food is the dominant one in this relationship, but it isn’t. You CAN control what you eat. You can choose what you eat and when you eat it. Yes, cravings are hard to beat but really are they that powerful? Considering they are just a feeling.So what is stopping you?
We all give in to temptation now and then, but if it is an everyday problem then it needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Bearing in mind that 3500 extra calories is equal to 1 pound of weight gain. If you have just 500 extra calories per day in just one short year you will be about 3 ½ stone heavier.If you are mindlessly snacking and eating whatever you want how easy it would be to eat 1000 extra calories per day never mind 500. It’s not just people suffering from diabetes that need to stabilise their blood sugar. When you stay away from food high in sugar, carbs or what we call high Gi foods, you can actually abolish your cravings in just a few days. Sounds a little unrealistic but it’s not. Trust me (I’m a chocolate, crisp and bread lover) , when I stick to my plan of no sugar or high carbs I can get rid of cravings in a matter of days. But putting blood sugar aside, there is another reason we lose control so to speak. We simply give up our power, we feel helpless to the call of food and we almost just give in to it. We all have different things that we consider our weakness or treat but we also all have the power within us to say no. In an ideal world all the temptation would be removed for us, we wouldn’t have to worry about a pack of biscuits leaping off the shop shelves and into our trolley. We would just go about our daily lives, worry free and slim. But the food companies are not going to go for my little idea to ban it all.
Let's get a little crazy for a second... If the shops stopped selling goodies or foods high in carbs and sugar and if you could only buy healthy, nutritious foods, would you lose your mind and stop coping with life? I highly doubt it. You can live without the chocolate, pizza, chips and bread if you want to. And you can lose weight if you really want to. If food is your coping mechanism , you need to find a new one.The realistic alternatives to my dream of junk free shopping is that we pretend they don’t exist or we simply CHOOSE to ignore them. Food should fuel your body not choke it or slow it down. You just need to remember that you are the one in control.
Keeping your excuses in check: Being unwell is no reason to go off your plan. It takes just as much effort and energy to get up, go to the fridge and eat bad food as it does to eat healthy food. Just like having sweets for the kids around the house is no excuse either. That bag of crisps is not going to pin you against the wall and force itself down your neck. : 0)Anyway, when you are sick you should be minding and nursing your body with food that will aid the recovery process not hinder it. So claim back your power, ignore that call from the enemy (calorie and fat loaded food) and simply choose what’s right for your body. You don’t need to be saved, you just need to realise and recognise your own power and supremacy over an inanimate object.
Are you going to let a THING like bad food , make you unhappy, self conscious and possibly unhealthy? Let's stop thinking about food as a treat and rather as something that you eat to help your body get through the day. As minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients are needed to keep your organs in perfect working order, your hair and nails in good shape and your brain alert, food isn’t just needed to keep hunger away. All of which don’t come from sweets, fried food or fizzy drinks.All that said, are you strong enough to say no?