This is my letter to Obsessive-compulsive eating habits.
Dear Obsessive Compulsive Eating Habits-
Despite our extensive and intimate history, it’s time I ask you to leave.
Actually, that’s too subtle. I’m kicking you out for good. Your stay with me was unwelcome and you’re never allowed to return.
For too long did I succumb to battling disordered eating habits on a daily basis. For years you never left my side – from the moment I woke up until I went to sleep. You were there.
You caused me much stress, grief, and frustration. I would constantly be overwhelmed with guilt and embarrassment.
I was always so confused.
I tried to do the “right” things and follow all of the rules to build a strong, lean, healthy, and athletic body. Little did I know that despite my efforts to make my outside look great by following “all the nutrition rules”, I was a mess on the inside.
There was no shortage of information for me to consume, but that only increased your ever growing presence and authority.
- What was right?
- What was wrong?
- What foods should I eat and what foods should I not eat?
- When should I eat and when should I not eat?
My health and fitness regimen has gotten dangerously off track, and it was a snowball effect of epic proportions that never ceased to grow or gain momentum.
I just wanted this – eating to build a better body – to be simple and stress-free.
I just wanted to be able to eat delicious food, guilt free, and maintain the physique I wanted with ease.
I didn’t want to waste time and energy thinking about food – when I should eat, how much I should eat, and at what times I should eat.
I wanted to stop binge eating and have a relaxed, carefree approach to nutrition that didn’t waste mental energy.
I just wanted some simple, common sense rules.
And perhaps most importantly, I desperately wanted to regain my sanity from all of the nutrition chaos.
Breaking Free from Obsessive Eating Habits
That’s why I’m kicking you out.
I don’t need you. In fact, you’ve done nothing but cause me grief and stress.
There’s the door. I suggest you go through it voluntarily before I put on some boots and give you a swift kick. I know you’re not going to leave without a fight, but I’m more prepared and determined than ever to banish you from my life. Oh, and I should mention you’re never welcome to return again, even though I know you’ll attempt to sneak your way back into my life.
Now that you’re leaving I’ll return to sane, simple, and stress-free nutrition guidelines that fit my personality, lifestyle, and preferences.
A Return to Sane, Simple Guidelines
Though I knew it would take some time and patience, I committed to rediscovering the common sense way to eat to build a better body that works for me.
I began by learning to listen to my body’s natural cues. I had to relearn the ability to detect true physical hunger (which is something I lost during your long, unwelcome visit, obsessive eating habits). I would eat only if I was physically hungry and not eat out of emotion. In addition, I’d be mindful and eat slowly and stop eating when I was satisfied, but not stuffed.
This was a little challenging at first, but I stuck with it.
I knew the minimal amount of effort that would be required to reset these natural instincts would be well rewarded.
It was a gratifying and freeing feeling to know that if I was hungry – no matter what time it was – I could eat.
I would eat until I was satisfied, but not stuffed.
No longer would I feel I had to eat until I was overly full because I knew I’d be able to eat whenever I became hungry again.
This alone gave me peace because I wasn’t bound by set times for when I “could” and “could not” eat and eventually help me break free from the binge eating cycle.
Furthermore, I stopped testing my willpower, identified and properly handled any domino foods, enjoyed my favorite foods guilt free, stop stressing over the little things that didn’t have an impact on my goals, and ditched anything that wasn’t sane and simple.
I’m thankful to say, obsessive eating habits, that you’ve been gone for a few years now.
I’m doing better than ever, and I’m happy to report I don’t miss you a tiny bit.
Now that I follow sane and simple guidelines, I don’t stress about food, I’m able to enjoy my favorite foods guilt free, and I’ve built and maintained a physique I love. I don’t waste any time stressing about food or looking for the next “big thing” in the nutrition world because there isn’t anything else I need; for that I’m incredibly grateful.
In retrospect I’m thankful I knew you for a period of time, because I learned so much about myself. I’m a stronger, more awesome version of myself.
I’m glad you’re gone. And just remember — you’re never welcome here again.
Better and stronger than ever,
How You Can Break Free from Dieting and Obsessive Eating Habits. For Good.
If you too want to ditch diets and break free from obsessive compulsive eating habits and opt instead for sane, simple, flexible nutrition guidelines that are tailored to your preferences and lifestyle to build a better body.
Begin by applying to tips mentioned above and track how it goes. You can also check out the Nutrition Survival Guide for more useful information.
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