Let’s examine why people get to the point where they ask why can’t I stop eating?
For too many people food has become like a best friend. We use food when we need to feel relief from something. It starts small with perhaps buying a candy bar or an ice cream to just feel better. Then it grows into a habit and because we did not recognize it happening, it got out of control.
We want to stop this habit, but how?
I will show you a way that you can change this habit and stop it all by yourself.
Anything we do starts in our mind first. We think about everything we do before we do it. The problem is that we don’t pay attention to those thoughts. So the thoughts in your mind are encouraging you to eat when you are not hungry. You no longer listen to your body and let it tell you when it is hungry. You now have all these thoughts in your mind that are justifying your eating.
So in order to stop the eating habit , you need to get control over your thoughts. So you need a way to be able to do this. I will tell you how to get started in my article on how to stop the negative thoughts. This will get you started on being able to hear what is going on in your mind. Once you are able to do what the article says then go to my page how quiet your mind and learn the next step of quieting your mind.
When you can quiet your mind when ever you want to it is time to start controlling what your thoughts are about food.
Whenever you feel like eating something, ask yourself, am I hungry? This will make you aware of the thoughts that are going on at the moment.
Once you are aware of some of those thoughts, now it is time to start re-programming those thoughts to new ones.
For this you should find a quiet place to be without distractions. Now go inside your mind and find the quietness. Next tell your mind , I eat when I am hungry, I eat when my body tells me it’s hungry, I listen to my body, food is for my body to get nutrients from, I only when my body requries me to, Food is for nurishment , I do not ever over eat, I stop eating as soon as I feel full, I eat slowly.
The idea is to start forming new thoughts patterns around your feelings about food. You will need to repeat this process at least 3 times a day.
You will start to notice that you become more and more aware of your thoughts and you will be able to notice a thought about food before you reach for food. At this point , change the thought you just had to something more positive about food, such I eat only when I’m hungry. Then ask, Am I hungry?
So how much do you really want this to happen? I ask because it is not going to happen over night. And the longer this has been going on, the more effort it will take to change.
So what do I do if I just can’t stop myself?
So you are just needing something to eat and you have determined that you are not hungry. what are you going to do when you can’t convince yourself to not eat?
You are going to have a list ready.
You need to write down every reason why you don’t want to eat like this anymore. If you are overweight, then write that down and how being overweight makes you feel. If you are spending too much money on food , write down what you could buy instead of food. The idea is to build a list that you can read to yourself when this happens.
The more emotions you feel when writing this list and re-reading it the better.
Remember, it can be a while before your habits start to change, so don’t give up.
There are some things you can do to speed this along. By listening to messages that go directly to your subconscious you can change your thought patterns a lot quicker, so you will see results a lot quicker. Anyone can change their thoughts patterns for the better and accomplish what they want to. If you want to speed things up or you are not getting the results you want yet then go learn more about it here
Once you start changing those thought patterns , you are well on your way to breaking the eating habit.
If you have any questions or would like to let me know how this worked out for you, then leave a comment below.