Why Your Diet IS NOT Working!
Nutrition. Eating Right. Dieting. Healthy Eating. All these terms are ones that many really hate to see and hear! In all my years of health and life coaching, I have come to see that there is a huge “mental block” and usually very perverted outlook and or “idea” when it comes to eating healthy for improved health. Here are some of the wrong ideas and statements I have heard over the years:
- Well I “have to” just eat better.
- I want to eat better, but it is going to be so hard.
- Eating better just cost so much money, and I CANT afford it.
- I am going to eat better, but I know it is going to be hard. But I know I can do it.
- Well I am starting a good healthy eating plan, so that just means I “have to” eat all the things that taste bad, and I “can’t” eat anything that tastes good.
- Oh ye, eating healthy is easy: If it tastes good, spit it out!
- Well I want to eat better but it is just so hard when the rest of my family is not going to do the same.
And of course there are more, but I want you to really take a close look at those again, and see if you can see a pattern. Do you see it? They all have some type of negative aspect towards eating healthy. And that may not seem like a big deal, but I can tell you from over 20 years of experience in coaching people that it is a HUGE DEAL! Let me just make it this simple for you and what I have seen the majority of the time: If the mental thoughts and words associated with the person’s new eating habits are negative, then most of the time the person will end up quitting the nutrition plan. and it usually does not matter how “good” their actions are as far as “following the diet”. If their mindset with their thoughts and words do not change, then it wont last. And we could go much further into why it doesnt work, but for now lets just remember that as we think, we believe, and we eventually act. Even if we are “doing all the right actions” if we dont change the way we think and speak, then our actions will not turn into true habits and lifestyle changes.
So make sure that if you are making good efforts at better Eating, and or if you are considering it, you first and foremost learn how to literally think, speak, and “see” your new and improved healthy eating plans! Here are some examples of how to think and speak concerning this:
I do not have to eat better, I get to eat better.
I do not have to eat better. But I do GET TO control what I eat.
I refuse to allow food to control me. I control food. (even if you are eating a bag of oreos at the time, still think it and say it. You might think this is silly but remember you are literally retraining yourself. It starts with the way you think and speak and believe. But most try to start with the actions and leave out the rest. I aint gonna work!)
There is nothing that I cant have. I can eat anything I want. I realize thought that not just any food is going to do me good. So I choose to eat those foods that are going to do me good. And I refuse to allow any food to control me. (READ 1 Corin 6:12)
I will not get into condemnation. Even though I just ate that _______, I refuse to feel guilty, ashamed, and or fearful in any way. I am making better choices, and that one choice does not define me and my new and improved health choices. I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.
And there is much more, but I think you get the point I am trying to make. Remember, yes you have to have THE ACTIONS. Yet the actions are not the main part. The main part is the Faith. you have to have the Faith not only that you can, but also that you will. You have to “see” yourself doing it. You have to literally make yourself think the right thoughts and say the right words. And along the way keep applying the correct actions with the full faith that you WIN!!
YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE, YOUR CHOICE God bless u kj