GET RID OF GUILT
Do you realise how much guilt is impacting on you?
The way we think and feel about food is more influential than the food itself. If you feel guilty about eating something, or judge yourself for eating it, it can physically affect the signals in your brain responsible for digestion and even cause your body to be more likely to store it as fat (taken from the psychology of eating). This is one case of 'thoughts becoming reality'. It not only effects how you digest and metabolise your meal, but it also affects your behaviour after that meal. For example, guilt and shame can trigger binge eating or an 'all or nothing' mentality when it comes to food. It makes you feel bad about yourself. When you feel bad, you eat to comfort yourself, feel bad again and eat more. It's a vicious cycle.
Quite often its not even the guilt of what you have eaten that initially triggers this. It is general life guilt. Guilt for not feeling a good enough mum. Guilt for working too much. Guilt for neglecting your partner. Guilt for things you've done in your past. Guilt for decisions you had to make that unfortunately hurt other people around you. Guilt for not spending enough time with someone before it was too late.
Overcoming guilt begins with a decision to accept the past, learn to love yourself, stop beating yourself up and release yourself from the negative emotions that are holding you back.
Love Natasha x #healthcoach #womenshealth #emotionalhealth #emotionaleating #wellbeing #nutrition #guilt #guiltfree #believe