One of the first ways to stop comfort eating and overeating is to use this simple self-healing tool. Each and every day take a moment and tell yourself firmly and clearly in your mind, “I love myself completely without condition”. Your goal is to be able to say these words easily, mean them totally and to feel comfortable even joyful about them. Until you have reached that point understand that you have some inner healing and processing to do with and for yourself.
Not loving ourselves completely without condition is the root cause of a wide range of pains and problems. These can include poor health, accepting poor and even abusive relationships, overeating, lack of abundance in our lives and much more.
As you repeat the words “I love myself completely without condition” every day, thoughts and feelings will come to the surface that tell you that this is not true. For example, “I don’t deserve…”, “I am not good enough”, “I should/could do more”… These are all common objections lodged in our minds, emotions and beings. The great news is that we are not stuck and we don’t have to accept this negative programming any longer! We CAN heal ourselves and we each have that capability.
How to move on…
Sit down with a pen and paper. Let’s start to deal with all the objections as to why you should not love yourself completely without condition. Ask yourself, who said that you are not good enough? When was the first time you felt that way? How old were you then? Who made you feel or led you to believe that you are not good enough? Use questions like these to trace the root causes of your poor feelings about yourself and then choose not to see things in these ways again. Find something positive in all negatives. There is always something, always another perspective that you can choose to have.
Decide that you will find your own answers with ease, take as much time as you like to do so, take days and even weeks… To deal with these issues is not just important, it’s vital to your physical, mental and emotional health, balance and wellbeing.
Nowadays, more and more people are starting to realize that life isn’t something that just happens to us. That we are in fact creating it ourselves from the inside out. Much of our miserable and unhappy life experiences are created by us because we have poor thoughts and feelings about ourselves. Thoughts and emotions really do create reality, science and physics can prove this now. Watch the film “What the bleep do we know”
. It will put into perspective what I am saying and is guaranteed to be at the very least thought provoking and inspiring.
Back to our original question. Why do we comfort eat and overeat? Answers include to feel safe and to feel full. Have you noticed that when we comfort eat or overeat we tend to go for sweet tasting or bulky foods? Why is this? The answer is, because we desperately want to feel full! We eat the sweet things because we are not attracting, creating or accepting enough sweet things into our lives. When we comfort eat or overeat we are literally emotionally starving. We are suppressing our own expression of ourselves in someway, usually because we are afraid of being judged or of not being loved.