This is a conviction that combines not only your eating habits but also your beliefs about money.
You know how you go to a fast food restaurant and it only cost a little extra to upsize your meal? Well it is the same with just about everything we purchase nowadays.
If you are like me, then you are always on the lookout for the best value for your money. So it makes more sense to buy the bigger takeout meal or the family size pack of chocolates compared to the smaller version. Well, while this makes logical sense when it comes to value for your money, is it really the best value to you?
Just like a two for one special. Yes, it is a great deal money wise, but what about waistline wise? What about health wise?
If you are anything like me, yes, you would saved some money in the long run, but if it isn’t there – and you never bought it in the first place, then you wouldn’t have to eat it.
If I did buy it, not only would I feel like I had to eat it, chances are if it was a really good bargain, I would stock up on whatever it was and not only would I overeat it, but I would eat it in abundance.
This is when I realized It is only a bargain if it is something that I actually want because more is not always better.
Yes, it is a better value to upsize it for $1 because you get more however, if you would be quite satisfied with the smaller version and feel full, then actually you are wasting a $1. You see if you simply didn’t purchase the upsize, not only would you be eating less which is what you do as a naturally thin person, but you are also pocketing $1 and that adds up over time. Just image what else you could do with that money? I bet there is a cute outfit with your name on it.
Something just occurred to me…
Did you notice we are talking about eating fast food and chocolate?
I mean, every time you think about dropping weight, isn’t the point to give all this stuff up?
Well yes and no.
You need to cut back on all this stuff. Let’s face it…
You know you are not going to get to where you want to be by eating nothing but fast food and chocolate everyday. However, if you try to just cut it out or give it up, you are fighting a battle you will never win.
If you like it then you like it. There is nothing wrong with having some of this stuff in moderation. It is just food. The problem comes with overindulgence and with not having real nutrition in what you eat. If you simply cut back the volume of food you are use to eating without making a change in what you eat, then things will not begin to change.
It is all about finding ways to work with your body and your mind. By simply cutting out foods you enjoy or viewing them as bad or wrong, it opens up a world of other problems that will sabotage your efforts.
It really is an easy way for the weight loss industry to keep you on the DIEt cycle – by simply telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat – but all that does for someone who has a food addiction problem or who is honestly trying to change, is bring up feelings of failure, inadequacy and self hatred.
My mission is to stop all that and help you create a life where you can actually enjoy things without the guilt and still achieve the results you want. Plus more importantly…
FLY! Fully love yourself!
Ok, back to the point…
Next time you are ordering food or have a craving for something, try the 3 T METHOD instead:
When you are faced with the option to supersize your meal, simply choose the small or medium options.
Just by choosing the next size down, you are reducing the amount of food you are eating. It is going to feel weird and you are going to be worried that you will not be full. However, keep in mind that if you are not full, you can always get more but if you are, then you didn’t eat more than you needed.
This is not a “have to” thing. This is simply an experiment. Just have fun with it. It is a learning experience not a must do. You will be surprised by what you learn.
Once you have your food, sit down and really taste it. Pay attention to all of the flavors, all of the textures, and how they work together. Slow down your eating and really chew your food.
Quite often we are distracted when we eat. We eat while driving, watching TV or looking on our phones. For this meal, pay attention because you want to see
a) If you actually enjoy this food
b) You just think you enjoy it
c) and, how much do you need to eat to feel full?
Take your time to enjoy your food and pay attention.
Were you starting to feel full before your finished eating?
Really pay attention to how you are feeling.
Are thoughts of “This is never going to fill me up” still going around in your head? This is a sign of a belief you have, not a physical need.
It feels weird to start with but the answers you need to create long lasting changes are within YOU and only YOU can find them. Experiments like this will help you do that.
Once you have finished eating, if you still feel hungry, that’s ok too but before you get more…
Take a little time to sit first.
Eating less is new to you. It will take some time for your stomach to signal to your brain that you are full. Plus it will take a little time for your brain to adjust to smaller portions because you THINK you need more to get full.
I remember the first time I tried a small meal versus a large meal.
I thought, “No way that is going to fill me up”. Boy was I surprised. It did. I ate so much less and I was satisfied.
I saved money from not upsizing, I also saved so much time because I did not spend it feeling sick or guilty. I realized that I could enjoy something but just have much less of it. This over the long haul was what made a big difference to my body size and my mental health.
The fun part of all of this is that you get to be like a mad scientist. There is no right or wrong here, just simple experiments to find out what works for you.
You have spent way to much of your life giving away YOUR power, while trying to following everyone else’s instructions of what you should and shouldn’t eat. Now it is time for you to find out what works for YOU and change your life forever!
Are you ready to FLY?
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