Why Die to Diet?

By: sayedah
Ill give you an example, if you tell a child dont spill the milk you will notice that in the next instant, the milk will be spilt, this is not the childs fault. Its simple brain design. Our minds have to first do the thing, and then negate it. So, in essence, you have actually told that child to spill the milk...and they obeyed!

Telling yourself to diet follows the same principle. You are telling yourself to die or kill off some part of yourself in some respect. How many times have you been on a diet? When you are dieting you are telling the mind to die but this causes a rather large problem. On the one hand, you are telling your mind that you want to die and on the other, its primary purpose is to look after your health and wellbeing.

Its no wonder that dieting often causes an internal battle. One part of you wants to restrict what you eat so that you can lose the weight, the other part is feeling deprived and rebels...so you diet for a while, and then cheat like crazy!

When people think of going on a diet, usually, the first thoughts that come to mind are about what they will no longer be able to eat. Before they have even started their regimen, they will have thoughts of deprivation. Ive come across many people, who before going on a diet, will go and pig out and eat all the things that they wont be able to for the next few weeks. They will consume ice cream, chocolate, chips, whatever it is that they love, in larger quantities than normal, because they are going on a diet the next day. The destruction has begun even before they have started; theyve packed on more calories than they would under normal circumstances. Diet spells death and deprivation.

Another dangerous side effect of dieting is depression. When people feel that they are depriving themselves of something they need, they feel depressed. Also, the food that they have been eating serves an emotional purpose. Sweet and dairy foods such as ice cream often spell a need for nurturing, and often, people will consume these foods because it gives them nurturing on some level, take that nurturing away, and theres physical and emotional deprivation. Depression soon follows.

Third, we have the wonderful yo yo dieting phenomenon. Its a dangerous cycle, both physically and emotionally. People will start a diet, lose a little weight, but the deprivation and feelings of depression will soon kick in...So they stop dieting because of how they are feeling emotionally. They will eat again, and often more unhealthily than before, and the pounds are back on...the dying starts again and so the cycle continues.

So, if you dont diet, what do you do? Whats the alternative to dieting? Healthy eating! If when we hear about healthy eating, we often hear the words healthy diet associated together. Its interesting, that since the mind is literal, and doesnt have a sense of humour, why would we want to attach health and die together?

They are opposites in my book! So, consider this for yourself. What would be a more empowering phrase that you could take on that would help you to create healthy and vital eating habits? I recommend healthy eating or dynamic eating or even eating vitally you can create any phrase you want that will empower you and help you to create a whole new pattern of health and wellbeing. Installing new and lasting habits begin from the thoughts we have about them.

Today, create a new start for yourself. Stop dying, start living and eat to live and be vibrant. The thoughts you think make a tremendous impact to what you attract into your life.

Take the first small step by changing the words you use. Next, there may be some emotional, unresolved issues as to why you may be comfort eating in the first place. Also, there may be some habits that you may not have thought of, that may be impacting your health and weight. Here, I suggest that you look for support and help. Life coaching can be very useful for resolving and healing issues such as low self esteem, lack of time, or stress from work or relationships.

There is another option in the form of hypnosis that is very effective in dealing with such issues as well. There are products and help available. The first step begins with you. Notice how you speak to yourself, your choice of words, especially when it comes to food and eating. Start with thinking about healthy eating, and start noticing the difference from day one...start living and stop dying, the rest will begin resolving itself.
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