Recently, I’ve got an email from a lady who suffered from obesity for years and went through several unsuccessful attempts to lose extra weight. Here is what she was writing: “I am constantly thinking about food. I am obsessed with food, constantly focusing on eating. I am looking for more food, thinking about what to eat, where to eat, and how much to eat.”
I smiled, recalling another conversation when my client called: “Irina, I have never spent so much time thinking about food! I’ve been so busy last week shopping around for the food you recommended, thinking about a better cooking, and also making many new meals! Listen what new I’ve cooked!…..”
Both ladies were truly overwhelmed with their thoughts about food.
But do you see the difference?
The first one is suffering. The second one is full of excitement, curiosity, and adventure.
So why not to think about the food that makes your slimmer, lighter, healthier and happier? Isn’t it better than thinking about food that makes you guilty, heavy, unworthy, unmotivated, unsatisfied and generally unhappy?
If I am going to think about food anyway, I’d rather think about the one that improves my life.
I think it makes a perfect sense and worth the efforts.
The situation described above has reminded me of myself when I was discovering a new way of eating. Oh, yes! I was literally swamped with thoughts about food!
You’ll be a little busier too, but only at the beginning. Since you don’t know yet which food is better and have no idea where to purchase it (even if it is right there in front of your eyes at your local grocery store), you feel confused about cooking new meals and deathly scared of restaurants’ menus.
Very soon you’ll know exactly what to do, what to buy, where to buy it and how to cook it. It will simply become your second nature. Then you’ll be wondering “How could I previously eat differently?”