Now you can say Goodbye to your bad eating habits, as when you follow these six steps you will find out very satisfying results of your health and body weight because these steps will also help you to lose your weight.
A client wrote,
“Help me! I thought I was finally getting a handle on my weight issue but the sugar is killing me, I had an awful day.
I won’t even tell you what I ate today because it is just so unbelievable.
All I will say is that 90% of my food today consisted of sugar!
I really, really need some help getting past these cravings. I am no doubt a sugar addict.
If I could get past this there is no doubt that I will reach my goal.”
If you see a little of yourself in this message, you’re not alone.
Many describe themselves as sugar addicts.
They believe if it were
Do you really believe, “If I could get past this, there is
If I told you I could show you a way to stop craving sugar, would you want me to show you how?
Think about that for a moment.
Close your eyes and really think
You’ve said if only you didn’t crave sugar, then you could
- Would you eat differently, and if so how?
- Would you act differently, and if so how?
- Also, What else would change, and what would stay the same?
- What would you lose?
- And, What would you gain?
Until you know what you want, know you can achieve it, and know what else will change (i.e. how your life may be different), you can’t discover any obstacles that first must be considered.
For instance, you may want to stop eating anything after 7 PM yet your husband doesn’t come home from work until 8 and he wants you to join him for dinner. That’s an obstacle.
If you’ve got a habit of watching your favorite TV show with a bowl of ice cream, then breaking that habit is another obstacle.
If you don’t work out ways to overcome your obstacles perhaps through discussion and compromise with your husband, or habit breaking exercises for your ice cream habit, there’s bound to be a problem.
Just saying you’re not going to do something any mroe rarely works.
Instead determine what might stand in the way of achieving your goals, find a way around them, and you’re much more likely to actually achieve those goals once and for all.
The statement, “if this one thing were handled, then everything else would fall into place” is an “If Then” statement and gets people into trouble.
They want a fairy godmother to make it all better.
A strong belief that one single thing such as, “eating sugar is my problem,” sets you up to fail, especially if you really like eating sugary foods.
Getting a handle on your cravings is not an all-or-nothing proposition.
You must leave room for occasional deviations.
In NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) a good starting point is the exercise called Establishing a Well Formed Outcome.
“Well formed” means it meets all criteria of a well thought-out end result.
NLP: How to Create a Well Formed Outcome & Get What You Want
6 Steps to Ending Bad Eating Habits
Here are the steps to creating a well formed outcome:
1) State what you want (not what you do not want). “I want to weigh 135 pounds.”
2) Determine whether you can achieve it (do you believe it is possible?).
3) What resources do you have and what do you need (time, money, gear, clothes, equipment, coaching, whatever).
4) Check whether anyone else is involved and any potential
5) Picture yourself “as if” you’ve obtained what you say you want and see if that picture fits. Do you like what you see?
6) Put together a plan of action for the achievement of your outcome.
While it may seem like a lot of effort simply to decide what you really want, going through these steps at the beginning helps you find potential obstacles which previously stopped you from moving forward.
For example, if you decide you want to join a gym and start
A better plan in this instance may be doing exercises at home,
It’s better to look at what you want from every angle, then
Then when you know what
“Achieving a Well Formed Outcome” is one of the sessions in the Ending Emotional Eating 8-Week Workshop.
You can also find more information on this popular and well known NLP process by searching for “NLP Well Formed Outcome” in your favorite search engine.