What about the pleasures in life?
Food is a huge source of pleasure in our lives and this is why it can be so addictive. Chocolate cake? Creamy pasta? Nacho’s? Pass em here baby.
So how is it possible skinny people stay satisfied on their skinny people diet? How do you curb the cravings of pleasure and wanting that quick fun fabulous feeling you have never denied yourself before?
Don’t let yourself become ravenously hungry. If you prepare a wonderfully tasty, healthy meal and sit down and take in the smell of it, the look to it, and appreciate the work and love that has gone into it then you will have a small satisfied feeling. Then eat the meal slowly, savouring the flavours, the comforting feelings, the people you get to share this with, even more satisfying feelings, right?
The drive to eat is the drive to be satisfied. You’re unsatisfied with your family so you eat, you’re unsatisfied with you’re career so you eat, you’re unsatisfied with the way you look so you compensate for all this un-satisfaction by eating. Another suggestion to follow is, do not settle. Yes a hardboiled egg is great, it is healthy, it tastes nice, it is a part of the plan, awesome. But if you know yourself and you find yourself saying, ‘if I have this egg now I can have a whole bunch of grapes later!’ No. No you cannot. The best plan of action is to have something that you actually want that fits with the diet. If you want a couple pieces of cheese, a couple grapes, and an egg, go for it. At least you won’t be hungry and you will not over indulge later.
Building up the ability to have self-control for these situations will happen over time… a long, long period of time. I only recently developed the ability to ask for salad for a starter AND a side recently, and I have been trying to do this diet for YEARS. I had to come to terms with it for it to make sense to me, but once I did, I started to kick butt!
Know yourself and prepare for the actions you have been known to take.
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