Do you call yourself names before during and after you eat a whole bag of chips or inhale a pint of ice cream or scoff down those chocolates?

Do you scream, yell and criticize yourself for falling off the diet plan, call yourself fat or compare yourself to all the “skinny” gals around you?  Let me tell you, many of those Skinny gals are not healthy… the outcome we want is to be healthy, slim, strong and ….. well you fill in the blank.  Sexy!

These are called “FAT Thoughts” a term i learned from another coach recently named Joan Ridsdel… and they do have power.

AND Joan writes on how they sabotage us: 

An event happens, such as an invitation to a wedding.  Right after thinking how lovely it is to be invited, Fat Thoughts intervene and right on cue remind us that we are not the right size, we’ve put weight on or we haven’t lost enough weight, or we have nothing to wear that makes us look slim, and everyone will see how fat we really are and talk about it.  Before we know it, Fat Thoughts have created a story about how bad we are that takes on a life of it’s own and we begin to yell at ourselves. “If only we’d stuck with our diet, if only we weren’t so fat, if only we were better, smarter, more disciplined…”

Food and dieting become our preoccupation.

Panic sets in as we, once again, can’t stop from reaching into the fridge or cupboard for something to eat.

There are two parts to this process:

After Fat Thoughts hijack our brain, we reach for food that we have magically decided will take the feelings we don’t want to feel away, and then we yell at ourselves for eating.  We have successfully out-thought and out-muscled our original signals (feelings) that hold the key to transforming emotional eating and dealing with the real issues.

If we were to ask ourselves at the moment Fat Thoughts invade us to name the issue or concern we have, we’d likely say “It’s because I can’t stick with my diet” or “I’m so fat; I don’t know what to do.” or “It’s because I’m addicted to sugar, bread, fat, etc.”.


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 The truth is that Fat Thoughts are never about fat – they are always about the issue that gets lost when we reach for food.

Whether we are considered to be overweight or not (either by the culture we are influenced by or our own beliefs) our Fat Thoughts only occur when we experience an issue or feelings we don’t want to feel.

Fat Thought Busters:

There are two things we have control over:

  1. Our thoughts (after the first initial thought to an event or experience) and
  2. Our actions (unless we can’t physically act). 

Our feelings and how our bodies respond are our signals that tell us to run, fight, freeze or whether we are going in the right direction or not. 

Here’s what happens when Fat Thoughts have taken over :
EVENT – Wedding – Fat Thoughts – what am i thinking?  I’m so fat, What am i feeling? Anxious, stressed, What’s happening in my body?  Tension, What am i doing?  emotional eating and overeating…  AND – we do have a choice…
Here’s what happens when you become a Fat Thought Buster:
What am i thinking?  I am here right now, in this place.  What am i feeling?  Calm, accepting of where i am, What’s happening in my body, relaxation, calmness, What am i doing?  Writing, Reading, Exercising, Listening to my body,

Did you notice the difference in our thoughts, what we do, how we feel and what happens in our body when we are busting Fat Thoughts?

We can choose to feel better and more relaxed so we have the space and energy to get to the root of our emotional eating – getting to the root causes and using hypnosis working with our unconscious mind can also help us to quickly change our thoughts over the long term!  Time Line Therapy Techniques also work to release negative emotions and limiting beleifs stored in the unconscious mind and body.

Connect today with me to learn more and get on the right track and create a mindset for success!

To your Health, Results and Success!

Lynn Thier – Your Mental Fitness Trainer & Fat Loss Expert!

Make losing weight easy with hypnosis!

About:  Lynn Thier will get you there ~ with practical cutting edge methods for making positive shifts & change happen.  Owner of Peak Performance Academy, Lynn teaches and consults on how to get mentally fit in sport, business and life.  Lynn offers seminars, training’s and programs as well as Board Certifications in NLP Coaching, NLP Techniques, Hypnosis & Time Line Therapy(R).

 

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