I overheard someone saying that she was afraid of gaining weight over the holidays. It’s a common fear that many people have and for some a true consideration. As Thanksgiving approaches this week I invite you to consider being in your power around what you eat and the spirit in which you engage in eating at your holiday celebrations.
I find that I overeat when I don’t take time to listen to what my body is saying or what my emotions are experiencing. Becoming more aware requires that I slow down (and I’m just not that slow moving a person), so I have to be extra intentional about how I plan, chart and use my time this week. I want to feel great in my body ( which I do most days) and so I committing to my self-care this week is a part of that plan.
Naturally slender people eat pie. They stop when full. They move their bodies and take walks. How you create your week and your eating this week is up to you. So go ahead and bask in the joy of celebrating. Savor the sights, sounds and even the chaos that shows up but commit to not eating over it. Let your eating feel free and intentional.
Here are some Mindfullness Eating Affirmations to contemplate while you set your banquet of joy.
- I eat when I am hungry.
- I eat until I am full and then stop.
- I eat only what tastes delicious and nothing obligatory.
- I release myself from “finishing my plate”.
- I take a walk after meals; if only for 5 minutes. This aids in my digestion and makes me feel wonderful!