How To Quit Unhealthy Habits For Good – A Simple 2 Step Process
Written by: Fabrice Joseph
Maybe you have had unsuccessful attempts at eating clean and healthy before, because you love those high sugar, high fat comfort foods and you just can’t seem to control yourself.
And you may be beating yourself up for not being able to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
You are not alone, friend.
I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to rationalize too much and lose control to the point you become disappointed in or even angry at yourself. It’s because of this that I have written this article for you, to show you how you CAN regain total control over what you eat – you CAN turn back around and start shedding those layers off your waist and simply start feeling like a million bucks!
What You First MUST Know About Addictive Behavior
Your addiction or attachment to feel good/comfort foods is feedback that your mind is communicating to you about what it truly believes is valuable to your body – and you are getting that “value” through eating junk!
You have been eating comfort foods like this for long enough, your mind has basically been “trained” on these foods and has come to believe that, in order to receive relief from stress or gain comfort, it needs certain foods that more than likely aren’t actually the best for you. It’s a mind trick!
But your mind is YOURS. You are in control of it and you CAN reverse these attachments!
To regain control, you first need to find out what these habits are truly giving you and find healthy alternatives that offer the same or greater benefits without the adverse health consequences.
This is exactly what I have done to cut a significant amount of sugar out of my diet. Not only do I feel heaps better now, but it has also allowed me to stick to a nutritional plan that is helping me shed some serious fat.
The 2 Step Process
Step 1 – The Self-Inquiry
When you want to eat something (a comfort food), ask yourself:
- Does it fulfill me in some way?
- Does it help me cope with stress, boredom?
Find out what this habit is actually doing for you and then decide whether or not it’s really worth it to you!
Step 2 – The Creative Process
Once you have identified what this habit is doing for you, you can start thinking of all the different ways that you can get those needs met more effectively.
Is it stress related? Perhaps you can go for a walk, take 3 deep breaths or find a healthier/less calorie dense alternative.
Are you bored? Perhaps you can take this time to visualise your dream body.
These are just guidelines; you need to come up with your own ways for meeting your needs. You’re the one who knows what’s best for you, after all!
Now Give It A Try
Time to do the “work” – trust me, it’s worth it. Think about the healthy body that you are working on or imagine the way you want to feel after your body is running on clean fuel.
Make a list of all the unhealthy habits that you want to get rid of and run them through the process above – then start implementing your creative solutions and making awesome change today! Myself and all of Fitlife.tv believe in you – go get em’, tiger!
Now I’d love to hear from you! Tell me what you liked from this article, what has worked for you and what hasn’t. Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!
Fabrice Joseph is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner. He has been the student of world-renowned experts in the field of Behavioural Change and Human Potential, thereby integrating multiple powerful methodologies in his coaching practice.
Fabrice’s mission is simple – to help people overcome their limiting thought patterns so that they can live their life to its fullest.
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