Were you a child feeling loved and loving life, were you starting a new job or career or were you head over heels in love? Then ask yourself:
- What’s missing in my current situation and what do I have that I’m not using?
- What is holding me back?
- What are the next steps?
When it comes to weight loss, it’s often not so much about the food on our plate – this is really our secondary source of energy. It’s the nonfood sources of nourishment that really fuel us. Things like our relationships, career, exercise and spiritual practice – our primary foods. The excitement and joy of daily life can feed us more completely than any food but a lack of can leave us feeling disconnected, lonely or sad. It’s never been easier to connect with someone on the other side of the world, yet it’s so easy to feel disconnected from the people closest to us leaving us feeling lonely, sad or bored.
The more primary food we give ourselves, the less we depend on secondary food. In reverse, the more we fill ourselves with secondary food, the less space we leave for primary food – our true source of nourishment. When we get out of balance, it really can be a struggle to achieve our goals.
So back to the dress that’s hanging in your wardrobe, next time you open the fridge door and reach for food, stop and ask yourself: Am I really Hungry? Or am I Lonely? Bored? Tired? Angry? Thirsty? What’s really going on for me?
- Hungry? Would I eat an apple right now or do I want chocolate? Am I looking for something sweet (emotionally) in my life right now?
- Angry? Maybe take a walk, exercise or a writing exercise
- Lonely? Phone a friend
- Tired? Need a sleep
- Bored? Do something creative or plan to or do something for someone else
Take some quality time to explore your personal balance between primary food and secondary food.
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