Shake the Tree

By: Jackie Stanley

How would you respond to this question posed by writer Logan Persall Smith?: “What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?" I believe that, in the context of weight management, the “plum" is the attainment of your weight loss goals and “shaking the tree" means confronting the truth about why you eat.



The only person who can answer the question Why do I eat? is you. And the only way you are going to discover the real answer to that question is to ask and keep asking until you get the answers you need.

This month, accept the challenge to “shake the tree." At the end of the day, sit down and look back over your food diary. Then ask yourself this question: Why did I make the food choices I made today?



Initially, your responses may appear superficial. But if you find the courage to keep asking, you may discover that you are eating to escape feeling lonely now that your children have left the nest or because you are afraid you may not meet your parents’ expectations or to bury the pain associated with a break-up. And once you discover the real reasons, then what? ThenFree Web Content, you can

start working to address the real problem and start enjoying the plums!

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