Warning! This is NOT a “feel good” post

Hey there!

With almost one holiday under your belt, you’re probably gearing up for many more celebrations…and piles of seasonal comfort food.
SO..If you don’t mind, I’d like to be totally candid with you today.

Sure, I could write you a ‘feel good’ email about cutting back a few calories and exercising a few minutes each day, but I’d rather
be perfectly frank (and truly helpful).

Here’s the real deal: Most people abuse food.

That’s right. “Most people”  are overweight because they eat too much, and they eat too much because it brings immediate pleasure.

I am here to point out that this pleasure comes at high price…

The other side of comfort food:
You’ve heard dishes being referred to as ‘comfort food’–some restaurants even have an entire section of their menu designated as comfort food. But comfort food is more than just a hearty dish.

-It’s those extra calories that you eat to feed an emotional need rather
 than a nutritional need.
-It’s excessively big portions that leave you stuffed.
-It’s high calorie snacks.
-It’s sugary treats.
-It’s fried, cheese smothered appetizers.
-It’s whatever you indulge in with mindless munching.

Could you relate to any of the above?

Most of us tend to gravitate toward a particular form of comfort food.
For many women it’s chocolate or other sugary treats.
For men it often takes a saltier form.

Think of the last time you ate for pleasure rather than nourishment.

Why’d you do it?

-Out of Habit: Your body loves routine. If you always snack while watching television then you’d probably find it hard to relax without going through that munching motion. The good news is that once you break the cycle your body will quickly adapt to a healthier routine.

-To Change Your Mood: Does the thought of a cupcake bring a smile to your lips? How about a large pizza to lift your mood? Pay attention to the emotions that trigger you to overeat–you may be surprised how often you use food to feel better.

-Because Everyone’s Doing It: Who can resist comfort food when it’s offered among friends? Peer pressure doesn’t just apply to teenagers–it’s another reason to overeat. Remember that true friends will support your decision to refrain..And that whole thing about  “If everyone else is doing it, then it doesn’t count” is a bunch of non-sense..Of Course it Counts!

Can you remember how you felt after you last filled up on comfort food?
If you’re honest, you’ll admit that the stuffed and bloated feeling was downright awful. So why do it?

Come on, where have your eating habits gotten you?
-Into clothes that are a few sizes larger.
-Drained and with less energy than ever before.
-Plagued with health concerns and prescriptions.
-Embarrassed and frustrated with your body.

Most people don’t realize it, but the battle to overcome your eating habits is decided by a single body part–and it’s not your mouth.

It’s your brain.

Once you’ve made up your mind, for better or for worse, you can bet that your body will obey your decision to the letter. You’ve
proven it time and time again.

So make the decision to give up your unhealthy dependence on comfort food TODAY!

There no better time than right now!

Making a change is HARD, that is why we are committed to being there with you for every step in this process. Please feel free to give us a call if you need a quick phone consultation or have any questions that we can help you with.

Seriously, call us at (301) 541-3808 —> if it goes to voicemail, leave a message and we will get right back to you.

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