Is it possible that your Self-Talk could be making you binge eat?
How To “Watch Your Language” And Break Free From Binge and Emotional Eating
A few days ago, I had a coaching call with a group of our students here at Beating Binge Eating. While we were talking someone asked an interesting question…
Does anyone ever feel like the words they speak make their binge and emotional eating worse?
Or to put it another way, can thinking and eating like a dieter actually keep you stuck in a diet cycle–even if you’ve technically stopped dieting?
The question really resonated with both me and my students, and it got me thinking about the power of words.
Believe it or not, what you say about food can actually affect how you relate to food. Words can ultimately make binge or overeating worse–and most of the time without your even realizing it.
But the good news is that while words can hold you back, they can also set you free! If you learn how to “watch your language,” that is!
Watch the video and read on to find out how To “Watch Your Language” And Break Free From Binge and Emotional Eating in less than a month!
You just might be amazed at how that simple act can change how you relate to food for the better!
Don’t let unconscious dieter talk lead to unintended consequences with food. Start using your words to empower your relationship with food!
Most of us are aware that diets lead to cravings, overeating, and sometimes even binges. And a lot of coaches and gurus are sharing the “stop the diet” narrative.
But the problem is….. When people say “stopping the diet,” what they usually mean is stopping the physical act of dieting. It’s a logical and tangible step, and it’s easy enough to understand.
So why is it that so many times when people just up and “stop dieting,” it doesn’t seem to stick for very long?
The part of dieting that nobody usually mentions is 👉🏽 the mental side!!
Dieting is more than just about what you can and can’t eat. It unfortunately affects how you think and speak about food.
The more restrictive plans you follow, the more of those food-restrictive thoughts take over your subconscious mind. They eventually show up in your words.
And they ultimately strain your relationship with your body and your food. Been there?
But the truth is that mental dieting is as detrimental as physical dieting. Why you ask?
Because thinking like a dieter is what leads you to talk like a dieter. Both of these things actually keep you stuck in dieting mode, whether you know it or not.
Here’s what I mean by that…
Your brain’s main job is simple: to keep you alive. And it’s good at what it does. Most of the time this is a good thing! But other times, your brain’s quest for survival can lead to consequences that ultimately do more harm than good.
Here’s how that happens…
When you restrict your food (i.e. go on a diet), your brain gets the message that food is scarce. So it does the only thing it knows how to do–it triggers you to eat more food to avoid starvation.
It’s what we call “survival mode.” And it makes your brain and body behave in a way that makes you lose control with food. That means cravings, overeating, even binging.
Let’s say you’ve realized that dieting is the root cause of your binge or emotional eating, and you intend to stop it. So you “stop the diet,” just like everyone tells you to. Seems like that alone will solve the problem, right?
But then something insane happens…
Even though you’ve technically stopped dieting, you’re still dieting in your mind. Your mind unconsciously keeps repeating diet-based thoughts. That leads you to think diet-based words.
It leads you to all kinds of diet-speak, both in your head and out loud. Things like…
“I need to get back on track with food” or “I need to start clean eating,” or “I can’t eat that, it’s got too many carbs.”
Or my personal favorite, “I’ll start again with healthy eating tomorrow.”
That’s what I mean by mental dieting.
The thing is, the way that thinking and speaking like a dieter affects your relationship with food is almost always overlooked. Most of us don’t even know that it’s a thing!
Sure, you can stop cutting calories and carbs. But if you keep thinking and speaking like a dieter, it can have the same trigger effect on your body and brain as the diet itself!
So what is the solution to the battle of thoughts and words?
Change the conversation you’re having with yourself about food. Or to put it another way, watch your language.
Let go of judging yourself for what you ate yesterday. And quit telling yourself that you can or cannot eat something based on a prior judgment. They honestly don’t serve you!
What does that mean? Here are a few examples of how to change your language for the better!
Instead of asking yourself what you can’t eat, ask yourself what foods would be the most supportive for me right now? Instead of assessing food for its calories and carbs, ask yourself if that food will make me feel the way I want to feel today?
The key is not counting on somebody else’s diet rules, but instead on your internal decision-maker.
Here are a few more conversation-changers to try…
-How do I make supportive food choices for my health and well-being?
-How do I make more consistent choices to support my body?
-How can I honor myself more consistently?
-What does my body need today?
-How am I feeling today, and what do I need?
I encourage you to make up several of them for yourself!
When you catch yourself going back to old self-talk, simply acknowledge it. Then shift to a more supportive internal dialogue.
The take-home message for you today is to change the way you talk to yourself.
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