This morning I’m headed to Dallas.
So, of course those thoughts cause a chemical vibration emotion that occurs to me as remorse & discouragement.
So my amazing primitive part of my brain wants to avoid feeling those feelings so it tells me: “Girl, you should eat some bacon. Bacon would make those feelings go away.”
It’s a lie though. I’m not physically hungry. And my body DOES NOT NEED BACON RIGHT NOW.
Bacon will NEVER MAKE ANY FEELINGS GO AWAY.
In fact, bacon or any other food that we want to instinctively put in our mouths as a reaction to an uncomfortable feeling will just give us a quick shot of dopamine which only numbs tiny bit to the feeling, temporarily.
It doesn’t allow us to actually observe the thoughts that are causing the feelings. Nor does it allow us to let the feeling process through.
It just numbs us for a few minutes and then we usually feel regret, remorse and often discouragement.
We cause our own remorse, regret or discouragement. It’s not because of our to-do lists or our boss or our family members.
It’s because of our thoughts.
Our thoughts cause our feelings.
So, I’m writing this on a plane. The end. I’m not interested in the spiral of discouragement. And my highest self is not interested in eating bacon when I’m not physically hungry because it will be stored as fat when I eat when I’m not hungry.
I ate potatoes last night & didn’t have enough protein in my meal. That’s the other reason my body thinks it’s hungry. Potatoes make my body (you need to observe the data on your body) crave a little more the next day even though I’m not physically hungry.
Potatoes spike my insulin & affect my hunger hormones that make my body think I’m hungry (it feels like a strange empty feeling) but my stomach is not growling, or rumbling or any where close).
If you find your brain is telling you to eat something and it’s off your plan or it’s more than you planned or it’s not the time you planned, then ask yourself what you are feeling & let yourself process it.
Then ask yourself what you ate the day before.
See if it was something starchy, full of flour or sugar & not enough protein or fat.
Then you may have spiked your insulin, causing false hunger (not true grumble in the tummy hunger) which can put your hunger regulating hormones out of whack.
Understand & collect the data on your amazing body. Just look back & observe.
If you haven’t made that commitment to yourself yet, I invite you to commit to start learning to love yourself no matter what.
You’ll get truly physically hungry later. You’ll eat then. You’ll feel confident that you took care of you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I love you all.
If you are a former client, research partner, or current client, I have some new products available & would love to work with you. Click below to set a call time with me! I would also just love to connect!
I can tell you I AM going to have some bacon some time this weekend! 😉