Weight loss Wednesday tip submitted by Beck Diet Institute:
If healthy eating feels really painful to you, you may be giving food a bigger role than it deserves. Food is a pleasure in life, but it’s not the only one. Try building other sources of pleasure and excitement in your life, and in doing so, you’ll rely less on food to be “fun” and healthy eating will be easier.
So, this tip is asking us to find other things in life that gives us pleasure. I find that the best way to start s to a gratitude journal. What things are you grateful for? You may even want to expand the journal to those things that made you smile or laugh. You will soon find that there is plenty in life that brings pleasure, it was just hiding.
One other thought is to try to do something that is silly each day. Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t care what anyone thought? I watch my grandson run through the house with a yo-yo chanting something only he understands. But he is laughing and smiling. He will often fall on the floor and laugh even harder. That letting go will definitely bring you pleasure.
Until next time….
Change. Discover. Transform.
Carla Carter, Ed.D., LCPC, CMPC, EMDR Certified