No One Knows How to Eat Food

In an astonishing moment of clarity, the author of this post realized that no one knows how to eat food. His personal testimony to the travesty is as follows.

During the last month, I’ve paid close attention to how people eat. No one is doing it right! I’ve witnessed people committing food atrocities, such as:

  • Stuffing food while watching TV
  • Eating while engrossed in smartphone activity
  • Grabbing food when bored
  • Eating because they’re stressed out
  • Eating when it’s “time to eat”
  • Inhaling food, not chewing it
  • Making every excuse known to man to¬†justify overeating

The author has also noticed himself among the guilty! What’s to be done? Learn to eat food properly. This will help you enjoy food more, lose weight and make all your dreams come true.

Should we just say it straight? Eating in the above ways makes you fat.

How to Eat Food

Eating food as follows will make you slender.

  1. Eat only when you are hungry. Physiologically hungry.
  2. Eat what you want to eat.
  3. Stop eating when you are no longer hungry.
  4. Wait until you are before eating again.

This is ALL you need to do to lose weight.

People hire life coaches, nutritionists, health coaches, therapists and so forth to lose weight. If you’re paying for knowledge,¬† you can know that you don’t need any more than the above. If you need help implementing the simple steps above, then get it from a coach or consultant, absolutely.

The Real Test

Losing weight is simple enough. The challenge is what to do with yourself when you stop eating for all the wrong reasons. People who eat when they are bored or stressed, for example, often find themselves with time on their hands. They’re no longer eating when bored, so now what?

Figure out something to do with your time that does not involve eating. Simple, but it can be challenging at first. The same goes for emotional eating. How are you going to process those emotions when you’re no longer stuffing them with food?

You might consider eating for the wrong reason to be an act of self-sabotage. Just thinking of it this way could be motivating.

The Part of you that Wants to be Fat

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You might have a part of you that wants to be fat.

There you are with your diet and weight loss plans. You gin up your motivation, revise your shopping list, maybe buy an elliptical machine. This time you’re going to stick to it!

Alas, lack of motivation sets in. Why?

Because part of you wants to be fat. It’s as simple as that. You’re not aligned on the inside. And when this part of you takes over, your weight loss goal changes. You suddenly no longer care about fitness. You don’t want to stick to your diet. You want to eat and eat and be fat.

Why would a part of you want to be fat?

To protect you. All parts of us want to protect us, according to parts psychology. How could being fat protect you? Let’s count the ways.

Protection from:

  • Attention from the opposite sex
  • Success
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Boredom

And so on!

Indulging in food is an escape from so much! When you begin to practice discipline around food, you eliminate the coping mechanism you’ve relied on so long. So, part of you remains committed to keeping the coping mechanism available. As much as you want to succeed in your weight loss efforts, you cannot beat a part of you that’s so committed from your protection.

The evidence speaks for itself, does it not?

What to do with the part of you that wants to be fat.

Accept it. Stop trying to beat it. Get to know it. You must work with it!

Start by admitting that not all of you wants to be fat. Only part of you does. Think about this part of you. Be curious about it. Rest your attention on the inside. Ask yourself where this part of you is located. What do you see, hear, or feel on the inside when you consider the part of you that wants to be fat.

Appreciate this part of you for wanting to protect you. It all begins here.