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Weight Loss & Thought Errors

If you’re like most people that are trying to lose weight, you likely have “thought errors” that create unwanted food desires and unwanted food related actions.

Here’s what I mean…

Have you ever had these thoughts:

“I need to have three full meals a day.”

“I’ve had a really challenging day and I deserve to eat (fill in the blank).”

“I should be able to eat anything I want.”

“It’s normal to have dessert everyday.”

“I cannot connect with my friends without food.”

“I’m full, but I don’t want to waste the rest of the food on my plate, so I’ll eat all of it”

Many people who are trying to lose weight have these types of thoughts.

And we end up working against ourselves.

We use food to feel better…which may work in a very temporary way but, after eating, we still have the same challenges and problems as we had before the meal.

We use food to connect with friends…when really it’s not the food, it’s the conversation and sharing experiences that builds the connection.

We use food to be “normal”…when everyone else is eating we want to “fit in” and eat too.  But being “normal” and “fitting in” is actually accomplished through our interaction with each other, not the food.

Thought errors are common.

But none of them are necessary or true.

And many of them work against us achieving our weight loss goals.

Our “same old thinking” about food will produce the “same old results”as extra weight on our bodies.

If we want to lose weight, we need to start by changing our thoughts about food.

Give it some thought…