I read something recently that has been stuck in my head: “If you have an internal dialogue when eating anything, then you have a problem”. I deal with this everyday!
I just ate my breakfast: 3 Wasa crisps with 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, and 1 cup of strawberries.
My internal dialogue: “There’s a lot of fat in the peanut butter. I wonder if I should skip the strawberries? Ooohhh…those Christmas chocolates look good. No, I won’t have one. There’s an anniversary party today, I’ll have treat there”.
I agree that this is a problem. It is going to be a long journey to get to a place where my diet does not control my life. I will get there though, and it will be amazing!
Do you have a similar internal dialogue? What are your strategies for quashing it?
The holidays are almost done for another year. It has been filled with family, smiles, and a lot of food! I think that letting go of the diet over the holidays is smart. Otherwise, the restricting may lead to overindulging. It also let me enjoy my time, without having to worry about what I was going to eat at a family function (although…you know that I did anyway – habit!)
Thanks everyone for your kind comments and input. This blogging experience has been excellent so far. It is therapeutic!