One of the greatest tips for weight loss is learning about "Rewards" or what I call "The More" you are really wanting whenever you think of eating beyond fullness or without hunger.
You have never lost our basic instinct like babies to stop eating when we are full, so why do we keep eating?
Often you are trying to take care of yourself or address a faulty BELIEF: like fear the food will disappear and we won't get it again, OR it doesn't matter if you eat just a little bit more or what is left on the plate even if you are full.
You also may be trying to take care of a FEELING that you may need to explore on a weight loss plan believe it or not.
Or you may have a NEED which is what this page will elaborate on. Often in weight loss plans this is neglected, so the needs get translated into MORE food or eating without hunger, because it is not about body/belly hunger it is about a need you have.
Often after years of dieting it can feel like a very fragile part of you is desperate and making you eat when you don't need it. Have compassion on yourself because you didn't know how to sort it out and what you will learn on the site will help you do that for life!
Learning to recognize the various types of hunger and learning to "feed" them as a part of your weight loss plan, is one of the best tips for weight loss you could ever receive.
It is a life long opportunity to discover who you are, and how to meet your needs.
If you discover you have a sense of hunger, and you begin to eat food, yet you feel that food is not satisfying the "hunger", ask yourself two questions.
1. Am I getting exactly what I am are wanting? Providing the perfect match for your body hunger is a very essential component to acquire a state where you are truly satisfied.
Remember to keep exploring and experimenting with new foods along the way.
Although there will be times when you can't get exactly what you want, this is when you can pay attention how that makes you feel, learn from that, and plan to get those foods as soon as possible the next time you are hungry.
Always remind yourself “I will get to eat that food 100,000 times throughout my life" (this calms down the part of you that is afraid of being deprived).
2. What "other " type of hunger could you be experiencing? You could be sensing one of three appetite types or Other Hungers.... physical, emotional or spiritual.
Learning how to "feed" these hungers as you notice them will also help you sense a state of satisfaction (verses discomfort).
The following list may help you on your journey when you realize you want food as a reward or escape etc. Consider these possibilities for your enjoyment and write your own rewards to give yourself that have nothing to do with food!
A better version of this list is available for download is you would like it. Here is the link Rewards List.
If you don’t take care of these needs no matter what they are, you will tend to eat to try to feel good, but it doesn’t ever really meet the true need.
That is why you just keep eating, even if you are full, it is The MORE you want in life.
If you find yourself wanting to eat and you know you are not hungry, with no judgment whatsoever, be fascinated with the mystery going on and work on the translation, figure out what you are needing.
Remember, if you judge yourself you label the feeling, need, thought or belief as bad, and then it is just bad.
You are less likely to keep exploring and learning from what is taking place.
This is critical distinction to make in your weight loss plan as you observe what is going on with you and hunger and eating.
Eating without hunger will happen again and again if you don’t make the translation and meet your real underlying need, this is precisely how we get to be overweight, because we eat when that is not really what the need is, so you might as well make the translation now and save yourself lots of needless eating that never really meets the need anyway. It feels good in the mouth but remember the mouth is hooked up with the ego-mind-hunger, most often it is not true belly hunger.
This is a very important moment to BE FASCINATED and ask yourself these questions:
1. If I eat this food what will I get to feel?
2. If I don’t eat this food what will I have to feel?
3. What is the MORE I am wanting?
4. What could I be thinking/believing (about the food, myself, my body, others etc,.) that is leading me to want to eat without hunger?
5. What could I be needing, that is leading me to want to eat without hunger?
6. What could I be feeling, that is leading me to want to eat without hunger?
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!