This is a huge topic that has been circulating for decades.
What is the best way to diet? Does dieting really work? Is dieting good for me?
It is more than just healthy eating and exercise – you have to take good care of your mindset as well.
The Top 10 RULES…
- Only eat when you are hungry
Eating out of habit will train our bodies to expect to eat at certain times, instead of when our bodies really need to refuel.
- Drink 2+ Liters of pure water a day
Our body is mostly made up of water, around 80% in fact. So replenishing this is a must for alertness, energy, vitality and overall hydration.
This may mean you have to buy a filtration system to ensure the water is of high quality.
- Refuse to eat when ‘emotional’
You may have heard this a lot when dieting. This is tricky, because sometimes it is hard to know what you are feeling every minute of every day.
Check out our article on Emotional Eating.
- Eat when in a ‘neutral’ state
So eat when you are not feeling any negative emotions, and funnily enough positive emotions.
The trick is to have nothing happening at the time emotionally that you are aware of.
Remember eating is a means of replenishment and nourishment for your body.
- Drink water or eat fruit when feeling a ‘niggle’ of hunger
Sometimes our mind plays tricks on us and we confuse hunger with thirst. This is very common and we have all done it at some point.
The trick is to get in the habit of drinking water first, waiting 15-20mins, then if still hungry. Then and only then eat something nourishing for your body.
- Be aware of your thoughts when you think about food and eating
What are you thinking while you are eating? What are you thinking before you are eating?
This will give you an idea of what is happening to trigger the desire to eat.
- Be aware of what you are saying to yourself
Yes, what are you telling yourself everyday? That you are fat and useless?
Perhaps you are telling yourself that you are smart and amazing?
Simply, be aware of your own inner dialogue and ‘self-talk’.
- Turn it around, something better
When you notice yourself being down and negative towards yourself, focus on something positive. What do you like about yourself? What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? Where is a nice place to relax and feel happy? What is your happy place?
Give yourself a break, we all have our bad days from time to time – after all we are human xx
- Celebrate every milestone, even if it seems insignificant
Every kilogram of weight you let go of, celebrate the amazing loss you have made. You are letting go of old habits and thinking that no longer serve you in achieving your new found life!
Celebrate through resourceful ways such as listening to your favourite song and dancing, singing, high-fiving yourself, doing your happy dance, get your hair done, buy that aftershave, screaming YES and punching the sky!
- NO alcohol, NO drugs, NO smoking!
Yes, then stop immediately… these are causing your body so much harm and prolonging your life.
My next question to you is… do you have children? Do you have grandchildren? Yes, great! Would you love to see them grow up and have children?
I am going to hallucinate that you have other health issues that you are avoiding too because of your drinking and/or drug taking activities. Hmmm, how is that working for you?
If you are going to drink alcohol, please do it in moderation – you are no longer a teenager 🙂
The point to all of this is awareness, being aware of what you are doing and how you are feeling while doing the activity of eating. I am not advocating I am perfect and do this all of the time. In reality I do slip up and most of the time I am choosing what I eat, when I eat it and how I eat it. Even if it is labelled as ‘unhealthy’. The trick is moderation and equal proportions.
If you have had enough and want to do something about it, then please contact us to book your appointment today!
Disclaimer: the information contained in this document is meant as a guide and not professional health advice. The author is sharing what methods have worked for them and not promising it will work for you.
The following published authors are references from various books and resources which the author has used and interpreted to mean for themselves. Anthony Robbins, Louise L. Hay, Sharon Pearson, and Paul Blackburn; and may more!