Every time I watch television, something airs that reminds me of a flavor from my childhood food—the junk, the pizza, the Italian pastas, the desserts, the potato chips—the salty and sweet rollercoaster that kept me and continues to taunt me into digestive hell. How do we resolve the past desires and get on with the healthiest #carbfreediet for our bodies (full stop)?
I’ve been thinking about this a great deal lately, as I know that everything I dream, everything I see during the day, even the smells in the air cause the neural pathways of my brain to trigger. Then, symptoms of the past come up—this includes hunger and a distinct desire for specific foods.
I know this from my study of psychology:
When you understand the trigger, and you begin to watch out for it, you can often talk yourself out of the problem issue.
If you happen to be at the movie theater. You smell popcorn and butter. You can tell yourself that what you smell is actually piped into the theater to make you desire to eat jacked up prices on popcorn that costs you $6 and costs the theater about .20 cents. The same with candy commercials before the movie and that amusement park 3-D ride that leads you to a cold, frosty soda. All of these are meant to trigger your hunger and taste for these foods.
I went to the movies to see a film I wasn’t all that into seeing last weekend, because my mother’s birthday was this week. She had to the see the show. What little it takes for me to just sit quietly in a nice theater with reclining chairs and fall asleep, if I want, to satisfy someone dear to me. It took nothing but the $10 to get it. However, about 3/4 into the movie, my sister handed me a container of popcorn smothered with that pseudo butter. After eating just one handful, my fingers were drenched with grease and my stomach was already getting queazy.
We were to go to dinner after the movie, so I didn’t think to bring a healthy snack. My bad. When the popcorn was passed my way, I ate it—all of it. This was a big mistake. not because it was all that many calories or that it was too unhealthy, but because I have to answer to one person when it comes to my own health. If I don’t listen to him, who can I trust to take care of me?
In other words, if you are not prepared to be the caregiver of your own body, to monitor what goes into your body at all times, then you are not ready to lose weight and get back into shape. If you have the kind of a laissez-faire attitude about staying healthy and keeping healthy, you’ll never keep the weight off.
Diet is a life change. It must be a soul commitment to yourself—the highest soul commitment you can make.
When I see people who have a lot of money continually eat expensive, rich food and pounds of meat daily, I wonder if they realize just how long their bodies will be able to take the abuse. All the money in the world is worth absolutely nothing if you have a heart attack and die from your obsessive need to eat food that is over seasoned with butters, creams, and simple carbs (sugar, flour, potatoes, white rice, and bread).
Read my next blog, and I’ll share with you some ideas about how to be prepared when the triggers come or give me a call for a plan to get you back in shape and on to a plan that will work for your life: 954-253-6493.
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