You have all heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” This statement is true in the sense that it relates to what each of us chooses to put in our mouth. But before you choose what you eat, YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK ! The choices we make in our eating habits everyday are what keep us overweight, unhappy and unhealthy. You may wonder why you continue behavior that leads you down the same path of losing and gaining, and many times gaining more weight back than before. Your weight loss is seldom permanent because you haven’t found the cause of your eating habits. The choices you make are related to earlier behavior and programming.
Some of the most common reasons you don’t lose weight and maintain weight loss are directly related to childhood experiences, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. These include, but are not limited to: eating as a reward, eating to make yourself feel better, eating to keep people from noticing us,( this usually occurs from a traumatic event as a child), eating as self love,( which of course does just the opposite), and eating when we are stressed or afraid. Many times we eat too much because we were literally starved as a child, and we are still trying to fill ourselves. Other reasons that interfere with normal eating are being on the run, grabbing fast food, coming home from work exhausted and grabbing whatever is available. So we also develop unhealthy eating patterns based on our lifestyle.
To have permanent weight loss it is important to find the cause of the overeating. All the information is stored in the brain. Your subconscious mind is constantly reading what is stored in your brain and telling the brain what to do based on what it is reading. It is reading a continual loop of previous thoughts. Change the way you think and change the way you eat!