As you know from my video and post, I had struggled with the “eat-repent-repeat” cycle for many years before realizing that people who eat instinctively ate for very different reasons than I did.
I realized that why I was eating drove every other decision that followed: When I ate, what I are, how I ate, how much I ate, and where I spent my energy. With this huge aha, I finally began to change the reasons I ate. In the last video, I shared a really cool script that will help you decode your triggers for emotional eating and figure out what to do instead.
Now let’s talk about a common but often unrecognized trigger for overeating.
It became clear why diets hadn’t worked for me (or most other people) long term: they weren’t helping me address the underlying reasons I ate–and worse, they become a big part of the problem! This is a pattern that I call the Restrictive Eating Cycle.
All of those years I blamed myself for not being able to stick to a restrictive diet, when in fact, the diet itself was increasing my focus on food, my cravings, my overeating, and my guilt – which just led to more overeating. That was no way to live. And now I don’t have to.
And neither do you!
I’ve had the privilege of spending the last sixteen years teaching thousands of people a completely different way to manage their eating so they can free up their energy to live the vibrant life they crave.
I hope you loved the mindful eating visualization I shared in this video! Were you able to imagine yourself living this way?
In the comments below, please share at least one thing you would do or do differently in your life if you were free of your eat-repent repeat cycle. (Use your first name only and don’t be concerned if your comment doesn’t show up right away; we have to approve them to prevent spam.)
For more help: How to Make Sense of Your Eating Issues