Now that summer is winding down and things for me begin to slow down a bit, I am ready to move on to Principle 3 of Intuitive Eating, Making Peace With Food.
Is food that enemy that is out to get you at every corner? When you are keeping away from one food, do you tend to want that 1 food tin times as much?
When I am told I can’t have something, I want it ten times more. My parents told me, when I was a kid, that I was NOT going to have the cookies when I asked. So instead of having a cookie or two when I asked, I snuck into the kitchen and stole 10 cookies and ate them in secret.
I am tired of being told or telling myself that I can not have this food or that one. It makes me want it more and I will get it.
I am walking down the snack aisle at the local grocery store and I see chocolate chip cookies. No, I can’t have cookies. I don’t trust myself. I’ll eat the whole box! in one sitting! But that did not happen with the last box of CheezIts I had in the house. They actually lasted through the week and not in one sitting. Imagine!
I didn’t feel that ever present guilt over buying the CheezIts. I wanted them. I got them and I did not eat them in one sitting.
I am going to take off from the CheezIts and get something that I want but never would have.