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When you understand why you eat – it makes it so much easier to shift the weight..

 

It is really important to shift deep-rooted beliefs related to what is holding back from the body you want and redefine your relationship with how and what you eat, exercise but most importantly your relationship with yourself.

When losing weight it’s really important for you  what is holding you back. Take a look below to see if you can define what type of eater you are so that you can be more aware of your own pitfalls..

 

1. Addictive Eater

  • Do you think about food all day and then, when you are eating, cram food into your mouth so fast you don’t even taste it and want more? Do you crave sugar? When you have sugary snacks in the house do you eat them all in one go and are unable to save them for later? Do you eat sensibly all day and break your diet in the evenings? Are there some foods that once you start eating them you can’t stop? Do you eat so fast that when it’s gone you realise that you didn’t enjoy it, or even really taste it? If so, you are an addictive eater. Addictive eaters crave sugary food, caffeine, junk food, colas and refined carbohydrates because they are addicted to the chemical composition of these foods. They always find these foods stimulate them to want more and have great difficulty resisting them or eating just a little of this type of food.
    Do you overeat in secret? Do you use food to block your emotions and feelings, i.e. eating when you are lonely, unhappy or bored? Do you prefer to eat alone and do you eat differently when eating with others? Would you find it hard to be without chocolate, sweets and biscuits? Do you at times crave food full of salt, fat or sugar? Do you eat when under pressure? Do you particularly crave carbohydrates when you are unhappy? Do you believe that certain foods comfort you and make you feel better? If so, you are an emotional eater. Emotional eaters find loneliness, boredom and sadness are temporarily abated when they fill their stomachs with refined carbohydrates. They fill them up quickly and they feel satisfied and sedated, even tranquilised, for a while. Comfort can briefly be found in soft sweet foods like ice cream or cake that reminds us of childhood. Depressed people often want caffeine and sugary foods. Emotional eaters try to get rid of a bad feeling fast and try to feel good even faster by using comfort foods and bulk eating.
    Are your children or partner overweight? Do you no longer recognise when you are full and when you are hungry? Do you put on weight predominantly around your stomach? Do you eat whenever food is in front of you regardless of whether or not you are hungry? Do you finish everything and always clear your plate? Do you find it particularly hard to throw food away or ‘waste’ it? Were you always made to finish meals as a child? Do you find yourself using every occasion to eat i.e. watching television, in a car or on a train journey, at the cinema, etc.? Do you eat quickly and finish before others? If so, you are a habitual eater. Habitual eaters have often been made to eat everything on their plate. As children they were often not allowed to leave food and have conditioned themselves to continue this habit. They will eat at every occasion and eat everything in front of them without being aware of whether they are hungry or not.
    Do you think that all salad is healthy including coleslaw and the dressing? Do you think cheese is good for you and pizza is a complete meal because it has some peppers and tomatoes on it? Do you believe that bread, potatoes, cereal and milk are good foods? Do you think all foods labelled low fat, reduced sugar and diet must be good for you? Do you count potatoes as vegetables? Do you think fruit bars, fruit drinks and canned fruit are as good as fresh fruit? If so, you are an ignorant eater. Ignorant eaters have been completely brainwashed by food manufacturers to believe that what they are eating is healthy or harmless. They eat a lot of convenience and ready meals and believe they are as good as home-cooked food. They may exist primarily on diet foods and diet drinks but still have a weight problem.
    Do you sabotage your diet every time you come close to your ideal weight? Do you feel anxious and uncomfortable when you are slimmer? Do you still buy clothes in bigger sizes and keep your fat clothes? Do you shed the same 10 pounds (or thereabouts) every year then gain it back? Do you feel more comfortable when your body is covered up and uneasy when it is on show, i.e. do you prefer winter because you can wear layers and hate summer because you are supposed to wear less? Do you celebrate your weight loss success by resuming eating the foods you had denied yourself? If so, you are a destructive eater. Destructive eaters usually have a deep-rooted need to hide their sexuality and feel vulnerable when they look attractive or desirable. People who have never had enough like volume and frequency of meals as they always feel they may not get enough. They often feel panicky in a situation where food is shared, i.e. a group Chinese meal, in case they get less. They feel uncomfortable when they cannot dish out their own portions and a host does it for them in case they don’t get enough to satisfy them.
    Do you prefer crunchy food like crisps, nachos, apples, popcorn, French bread or very chewy food like toffee and beef jerky? Do you feel better after chewing and biting food? Do you eat something after an argument or if you feel tense or wound up because it changes your state? Do you feel agitated if you have to wait too long for your food to be served to you in a restaurant or on an airline? If so, you are an angry eater. Angry eaters like crunchy food like crisps and apples and tough food like meat and thick bread that they can chomp and chew on. Hard mastication is effective when we are feeling tense and wound up. Stressed people often want salty foods. They will always eat after a fight or disagreement to make themselves feel better.
  • So take a good look and see which one you are..
  • Then TAKE ACTION..
  • Contact me today and let’s stop this self sabotage TODAY!!!

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