Recently one of my clients told me about an AA tip given to people to help them stay on track. We both agreed that this tip could be used for any addiction problem, including food. This tip is called Halt. Halt is a warning to be especially careful about your choices when you are experiencing one of the following:
H: I feel hurt
A: I feel angry
L: I feel lonely
T: I feel tired
Does this resonate with you?
HURT: Do you turn to food for comfort when you feel hurt? Someone else got picked for the job promotion, even though you did more work? Someone made an insensitive comment about your eating? You want to be closer to one of your parents, but every time you try you get the same old hurtful response from them? You never get the recognition you think you deserve?
Under what circumstances do you feel hurt, and do you use food to assuage the emotion?
ANGER: Do you turn to food when you are angry? Instead of letting the words out of your mouth to express how you feel, do you put food in your mouth instead? Are you uncomfortable with being angry?
Under what circumstances do you feel angry, and do you use food to assuage the emotion?
LONELY: Do you eat when you want some company and don’t have any? Do you live alone, or are you married with a spouse who’s gone a lot? Did your children just leave home? What makes you feel lonely? You can even feel lonely amidst a lot of people.
Under what circumstances do you feel lonely, and do you use food to assuage the emotion?
TIRED: This is a big one for a lot of people. You come home from work tired, there is nothing cooked, so you just start eating everything in sight. Consider resting, doing a short relaxation or breathing exercise, working less so you don’t get so tired, or conserving more energy during the day. Beware that you will not make good choices about anything when you are tired, so halt here.
Under what circumstances do you feel tired, and do you use food to assuage the feeling?
Are you willing to do something to halt and succeed in losing weight? If you are ready to make 2018 your year to succeed, call me at 317-445-4203 to set up a free consultation or single session starter. We will work out a success plan that meets your unique needs for weight loss and improved health.
Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions. To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com Both group and private sessions are available.