Don’t Stoop To Throwing Food Away!
Diets teach us to:
- Throw away “bad” foods so we won’t be tempted to eat them.
- Buy expensive portion controlled foods so we won’t be tempted to eat more than a single serving.
- Eat vegetables and salads first so we won’t be tempted to overeat the higher calorie foods.
- Etc., etc., etc…
Folks, I used to live like this. I would avoid fattening situations at all costs! Even skipping events if I thought I would be “sabotaged” by food I would not be able to resist.
But people, this is a backwards way to look at “overeating.”
Instead of building a life that keeps you from being “tempted” to overeat, build a life, a Thin Mentality, where food has ZERO power over you.
I know that if you are new to this blog or this idea in general, that you may believe that it is not possible to gain power over food, instead of food having power over you. When I finally realized that dieting was making me a miserable dieter, not a happy thin person, I had my doubts too.
But, when you exile all the self-talk that dieting promotes, you can replace it with a much healthier, happier, and normal approach to food and eating.
Do you really believe that Mother Nature intended eating to be such an angst-filled part of life?
We were given the sense of smell, taste, and the wonderful joy of eating when hungry as a pleasure, not as a punishment. With time and a strong commitment to rejecting the diet industry, you can reconnect to this joy, and to your ideal weight and destress your relationship with food.
Instead of avoiding the temptation of overeating, as diets recommend, you look forward to all the wonderful opportunities we have, in our culture, to eat and to eat a wide variety of delicious foods. Food becomes a positive, not a negative.
And you will never stoop to throwing away food because you are afraid of it. Doesn’t that sound nice? And by the way, isn’t that a truly sad suggestion- throw away good food??? How people starving in other countries would shake their heads at us…