Let's call a bullshitter a bullshitter. We are bullshitters, you and I who are suffering with food or addiction issues. We lie to ourselves every day and make excuses for our obsession. Or, maybe we just simply don't even acknowledge an issue.
If you are obese, or you are taking pills, drugs, or even using sex as a release on a regular basis, you are a liar. You are lying to yourself. You may be, outwardly, the most moral and sincere person on the planet. You never lie to friends or family. But you are still a liar.
I know there are some out there who will vehemently deny this. In your heart. In your soul, you know what I say is true. I'm simply calling you on it.
And, I am challenging you. I challenge you to prove me wrong.
For seven days, I want you to replace your problem with positive thoughts about yourself.
This does not mean don't eat. In fact, the best thing to do is eat five smaller meals a day. I don't need to give you a diet plan. You can just Google five small meals a day. I just did it. Click that link.
Do not tell yourself you are going to start in a few days. You have to get ready.
Bullshit. Don't lie to me, and don't lie to yourself.
Do. It. Now.
Whenever you have a thought or a stress, replace it with a positive thought. I can't give you every possible scenario. I simply don't know what your situation is. But I can help you with some of the things that trigger my stresses. It will be your job to tailor them to you.
1. I am feeling stressed out at the moment. If my kid doesn't stop whining, I'm going to snap. I need something to eat.
Stop. Drink a full glass of water. Full means at minimum, eight ounces. I drink at least 12 ounces. Then, replace that thought with this: These are children. I am the adult. I am in control of this situation. By eating, or taking a drink or a pill, I take the control away from the adult, me, and I give it to the child.