I used to struggle with overeating SO HARD. It was painfully embarrassing actually.
My friends would be like “dang girl, you’re still eating??” It was totally out of love and I would laugh it off, but really be thinking, “wow, why am I still eating?”
I had zero self-discipline or control around hyper-palatable foods (high fat, sugar, salt). It felt like a zombie took over and I would just eat, eat, and eat.
It took a lot of habit and behavior intervention but I finally overcame it.
There are many tips out there on how to stop overeating, but have you tried daily affirmations?
These are some affirmations that helped me start taking steps towards a more mindful eating approach. I hope they help someone you, too.
I am going to wait 20 minutes and reassess if I am still hungry
I am proud of myself for recognizing this and I am now going to remove myself from this environment to shift my energy.
I am doing so well at self-monitoring. I am going to put down my fork and take three gentle breaths.
I am doing a good job at handling something really stressful. I am going to take a walk to reflect and when I feel hungry again I will make myself a nourishing meal.
It is very understandable that I feel tempted when I’m around all of my favorite foods. Thankfully, these foods aren’t going anywhere and I can now stop eating because I am satisfied and can have this again at any time.
Next time you find yourself in a triggering or tempting environment or situation, try some of these affirmations above and see how you feel. You might even come up with a few of your own!
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