Weight Loss Tip # 25: Avoid talking about food, dieting and weight during meals.
Society is so obsessed with food, dieting and weight that it’s easy to make it the focal point of every conversation at the dinner table. But focusing on food, dieting and weight while you are eating invites negative feelings that can trigger a binge. As much as possible you should try to avoid discussing weight, dieting and food at the table. It’s OK to offer a quick compliment to the chef — but leave it at that. Don’t get into a big conversation about the meal you are eating — or about any other food and diet related topics. Instead of talking about food, talk about: the vacation you are planning or just took; the book you are reading or plan to read; milestone events in your family; an exhibit at an area museum; an album that’s just been released by your favorite recording artist. Keep meal-time conversation low stress and not focused on food and dieting and you will find, over time, your meals will be more enjoyable and satisfying. You will be much less likely to be triggered to keep eating when the meal is finished.
Daily Inspiration: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin to Winnie The Pooh
Staying in touch with our network of support is so important. Winnie The Pooh and Christopher Robin were so lucky to have each other. We need friends like this who support us on our road to recovery. Remember today to make a few phone calls and reach out to some people who will support you on your path to better health. When we do it together, it is a wonderful life-enhancing journey. If we try to do it all by ourselves it can get lonely.
We love all of you and pray you are reaching your personal goals. Please feel free to call us any questions you may have. We can be reached at 866.426.1213.
Best Week Ever,
Robert Morgan – Bobby
Creative Health Institute