This intuitive eating plan will direct you to ask very different questions when you are thinking about eating like.....
Are you thinking about food often when you are not even hungry?
That is Mouth or Mind Hunger.
If the foods beckon you to come eat them or go get them.... then the ego is at work here.
You are being tricked by Mouth Hunger or the ego.
When you want to eat even though you are not physically hungry, it means “something is up” and wants your attention, it is a great teachable moment about yourself, don’t miss the message and simply eat, remember you are not even hungry.
You do not choose to have mouth hunger and you cannot simply will it away—but you can nurture it away!
When you are not hungry but reach for food, you are doing so because something inside you need help.
See: S-O-S this is a diagram of all the "dysfunctional" or coping behaviors we can develop if we don't get better and having a strong sense of self (SOS) and are good at determining what we are needing instead of these compulsive behaviors.
You are believing, feeling or needing something that needs to be addressed and or translated from the craving for food back to the real driver.
Compulsive eaters are people who chronically reach for help from food rather than from other people or within themselves.
All of us eat from mouth/mind hunger in an effort to sidestep the fear of loss or the essential pains that come and go in life.
Fear of loss is so deeply rooted in us since childhood: loss of life, loss of love, and loss of self-esteem etc.
The goal then is to get better and better at simply feeling the original feeling moving through us, like a necessary rinsing, rather than transforming it into mouth hunger and acting on it.
Sometimes it is our inner wisdom telling us simple truths like “I am tired or thirsty” (see: Other Hungers) sometimes it is much deeper, but either way it wants to be made known.
Ask yourself - What could I be…..
1. Believing (or Thinking) - about my body, food or my situation-stay fascinated (no judgement)and capture it, write it down (take it to your next therapy session) and challenge it with saying...
Who says that is the Truth? Where is the evidence for that in my life.....and what would my therapist or trusted friend say about that thought?
Afterwards always change your thinking “channel” by saying
affirmations or positive self talk out loud (see: Self Talk Substitutes)
Again ask yourself what could I be……
2. Feeling--how can you let the feeling be expressed (emote), allow and pace that part of you and escort it to move through and out of you, afterwards always change your feeling “channel” by saying affirmations out loud.
3. Needing --see: Other Hungers or the Universal Needs List and write out possible options to get your needs met now or in the near future.
Stay Fascinated and learn from mouth hunger when it shows up. Touch your belly and distinguish between belly hunger and Mouth/Mind Hunger
This practice will radically change your eating and eventually your life in many other ways!
This intuitive eating plan includes teaching you how to distinguish between Mouth/Mind Hunger and Belly Hunger.
Without that knowledge and practice you will re-gain any lost weight and be tricked over and over by the ego and become a yo-yo dieter.
This way of intuitive eating will help you continue to distinguish between mouth/mind hunger and belly hunger.
All of us can eat from mouth/mind hunger in an effort to sidestep the fear of loss or the essential pains that come and go in life.
As an example we often translate our feelings into a fear we won't get the food we think is forbidden. So believing in forbidden foods is the part of problem also (see Forbidden Foods).
We just need to translate it back into the truth, this intuitive eating style includes this teaching. Without this teaching you will be lost to binge eating or eating without hunger and weight gain.
The goal then is to get better and better at simply feeling the original feeling or sense of uneasyness moving through us, like a necessary rinsing, or a wave of feelings and/or information, rather than transforming it into mouth hunger and acting on it by eating without belly hunger.
Often Mouth/mind hunger is really our inner wisdom telling us simple truths like “I am tired or thirsty”(see: Other Hungers).
Sometimes it is much deeper, but either way it wants to be made known, understood and responded to (but not with food).
I was overweight and struggled with weight loss myself.. Use the inner wisdom and weight loss tips I learned about and it will be the missing link for success with any diet plans.
Using EFT for weigh loss can interrupt food cravings & the impulse to eat when you are not hungry. It also can help you change your beliefs & change your body energetics (vibration)!
There are many resources for weight loss yet they don't include the most important pieces!