I have spent a lot of years relying on my willpower to make through the weekends. During the week I would eat really good, make it through Saturday day and then Saturday night or sometimes I was good until Sunday, I would reward myself with a little treat – but then that “treat” usually turned into a “cheat meal” and that cheat meal generally turned into chaos . “it’s ok,” I would say to myself…. “I’ll start over again Monday.”
I know I’m not the only one who has done this or does this. This pattern forms by restricting ourselves to a point where we rely on willpower over common sense… after a while we fall deeper and deeper into a cycle of restricting and binging, where food becomes a reward and exercise becomes a punishment.
So how do we stop this cycle?? Stop restricting yourself!!! Stop labeling foods as good food and bad food. If you want to treat yourself – treat yourself.
One of the biggest key’s to consistently eating better… is simply looking at food as fuel.
Is food more than fuel? Yep…. It’s comfort, a social thing, connection, delicious, and we can name lots of ‘what food is’.
Try not to prioritize food as comfort or social fun, then it can become a job and not enjoyable.
And it can become harder and harder to WANT to eat healthy whole foods, for 90% or more of your diet.
So the best way to prioritize our diet is to look for
Biofeedback can build an awareness for you… How do you feel when you over eat? How are your stress levels? How are your energy levels? How are you sleeping? How is your hunger?
Your awareness to these kinds of things is the key to consistent change –
Become aware – track or record how you feel and how you slept each day. How did your workout go? Were you dragging or did you have an awesome workout? Biofeedback will help you become aware of the foods your eating and the effect it has on your body.
If you REALLY want to change your eating habits… build awareness. Once you build awareness, change becomes easier.