How many times a day are you emotionally eating, to try to feel better about yourself?
There are six key blocks and barriers that lead to eating sabotage.
One of these blocks is limiting beliefs.
Everyone has limiting beliefs. They often start in your childhood. They also get reinforced over time. Limiting beliefs are outside of your conscious awareness. They’re powerful, they’re hidden from you. Something in your day can trigger one of your limiting beliefs, from your childhood. You react, often with food.
You eat to keep it all down, so you don’t have to go there. It’s uncomfortable to sit with these big feelings.
There are two very common limiting beliefs.
The first one is “I’m not good enough.”
Not feeling good enough. Not feeling worthy. Comparing yourself to others and coming up short. It doesn’t make you feel good about yourself. You start eating to try and suppress it.
The second one is “I don’t deserve.”
I don’t deserve to have it all. I don’t deserve to be in a slimmer body. I don’t deserve to have too much. I don’t deserve to be too attractive or too sexy. If you feel like you don’t deserve something, you will be looking for evidence to prove yourself right.
This is how powerful your limiting beliefs are. They happen only inside. They happen outside of your conscious awareness. They’re often hidden to you. They get triggered often on a daily basis. It sends you to the food. If you don’t process these beliefs, you will find evidence to prove yourself right.
If you believe you’re not good enough, you will keep eating and keep the weight on, to prove that you’re not good enough. You’re going to keep eating to prove that you don’t deserve to be in the slimmer body or you don’t deserve to have it all.
Your internal is always so much more powerful than your external.
Your external is a mirror. It’s a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself.
It’s the deeper level of your subconscious. Continuing to eat like this is unhelpful and won’t change anything for you. Your problematic eating creates guilt, shame, weight gain and a loss of confidence etc.
Increase your self awareness about the real reasons why you’re eating. That’s the key to change. Step away from focusing on dieting and what you’re eating. Short term, superficial strategies like that won’t work.