How many times do we walk in the grocery store and get weak in the knees when we walk past ice cream and potato chips? Do we have to play tricks on our thought patterns to avoid the pitfalls of buying and satisfying foods and drinks that pile on the pounds? Absolutely! The monthly, daily and moment to moment cravings is real, because of the habits.
Can it go back as far as childhood when those head games from family and friends molded out perception of who we’ve become as an adult present themselves when we look in the mirror? It’s our job to dig deeper as we reflect and meditate the new us we desire to see. It’s our job to get counseling around body shamming yourself, but finding the right therapist is a job in itself. Losing weight is psychological, but it’s also physical. If counting calories and working out isn’t our thing, then address your behaviors around food. I was one of those steak loving people before the pandemic, but during the stay at home orders I started disliking the texture of beef, so I dibble and dabble in a good quality steak that has been aged. Since, I’ve lost weight just by cutting down my meat intake, and loving what I’m seeing in the mirror! Share your comments and tips. The more we share, the more people care.