Let me first explain what a Cruise mentality is.
I have had many clients over the years who come to me to lose weight so they can look good in their finest clothes and thoroughly enjoy a Cruise ship holiday. All good so far.
The problem is those very same people put in 5 or 6 months of hard work to lose 3 or 4 stone (20 – 26 kgs) so that they can eat everything they can stuff into their bodies on an all inclusive 10 day cruise!! Our brain’s say to us “you’ve paid for it, you might as well get your money’s worth”. When the package includes alcohol, oh dear!!!! Ironic – lose weight so that you can enjoy putting it on again. Continue reading “Are you in a never-ending Cruise mentality?”
When you sneak into the kitchen really late at night or buy that chocolate on the way home from work and hide the wrapper in the car door, have you ever stopped to think about why you are hiding what you are doing?
Try and answer these questions;
- Who are you hiding your “secret eating” from?
The only person you are actually fooling is yourself and the sad thing is, you are keeping yourself in a “shame cycle” (you eat because you feel ashamed which makes you feel awful so you eat which makes you feel more ashamed). As long as you remain in a “shame cycle” you will never lose the weight!
Here’s a challenge for you. Make a decision that from today there will be no more secret eating. If you want to eat something, eat it in front of others and deal with the thoughts and feelings that come with it. That’s how you escape and change your behaviour in a way that will benefit you.
Let’s have a giggle today and laugh at the silly things we do when trying to lose weight.
1 Before you get started, usually on a Monday!, you go out for “the last supper”. So let’s look at this logically. You are overweight and you say you don’t want to be. So you go out the night before you start a diet, eat rubbish which makes you even fatter and gives you more weight to lose!! Are you assuming that because you are going on a diet that you are not going to eat anything nice ever again? Hmmmmmm.
Continue reading “We’ve all done them!!! Classic Diet Dilemmas….”