Posted January 10, 2018
Have you ever wanted a piece of cake so bad but know it’s not your best choice so you gulp it down super fast so it will seem like you never had it at all?
Do you ever sneak food when you know no one will catch you after telling your spouse or roommate you are making changes?
Do you scarf down your food and still feel hungry after? Not satisfied at all so you keep eating?
I discovered something very interesting but also very disturbing this past week. I was in the elevator and an Uber driver stepped in with a McDonald’s bag. A big one at that! I was actually curious about it and asked if he does more deliveries or pick-ups right now. He said deliveries, no one wants to go out right now. Which makes sense. But then he says 80% of his deliveries are from McDonalds. At first I was thinking maybe it is just him and coincidental. Then 3 days later another Uber driver got in the elevator with another huge bad of McDonald’s. So I asked him about it. (Curious mind I have!) Crazy thing is, he tells me the exact same thing. His words “It is like they don’t want people to see them go and buy it so they order it and it’s like it never happened”
This to me is nuts but so true and the reality of what convenience has done to us. Like WTF happened?! When did we become so fearful and dishonest to ourselves? Or have we always?
I can honestly say I have gone in the freezer on a few occasion and dug into ice cream, standing with the freezer door open. Eat a bunch of spoonfuls real quick and tossed it back in like “what?” LOL. Why are we constantly eating behind our own backs?
As someone who has competed for over 10 years, I can honestly say that is what started my downward spiral. Not that competing is bad. I loved it but for me, how I thought, it got me on a different path. I ate so bland and was so restricted that I got out of the habit of cooking meals. I started this stupid thought process of “if it tastes good its bad for me”. When it comes to weight-loss programs (nutrition and movement) we are constantly told WHAT NOT TO DO, DON’T EAT THAT, DON’T TRAIN LIKE THAT etc. We are all unique and deserve a unique plan. Not everyone needs the same supplements. Not everyone is going to do well on the same healthy foods and not everyone wants to train the way someone else does (or should they).
We are human. When we are told we can’t have what we desire, we want it more. So we get sneaky. Just like when you tell a child they can’t do something and you turn your back and they are covered with your make- up!
I use DESIRE STATE GOAL SETTING in my Weight-loss & Beyond 90 Day transformation.
Why you ask?
When we deny our appetites and desires, they tend to find their way out in anger and frustration.
Or worse, our appetites turn against us in the form of overeating, over-medicating, over-drinking or other addictive behaviors.
It’s so painful to feel like we can’t get what we want that we DENY wanting it in the first place.
Transformation Begins With you!
YOU are the creator of your experience.
And you get to create any experience that you want.