The idea of this lesson is that at times we can eat to feel powerful or in control.
At a business dinner the one that eats freely without concern has the appearance of
being the more powerful,,the one in control.
The other idea was that feeling of satisfaction that is achieved when you finish off a big ole plate of food. The sensation of "there I handled that I can handle anything." Not my words..this is what the lesson put forth..I am not sure I agree but that is just me. If those words or that sensation hits home..then this lesson applies to you.
The other idea was eating when stressed..gulping down that donut before the meeting with the boss..or munching a buncha chocolate after a blowout with your mate or a person you work with. Seeking a sense of comfort or security with food. Now that I can identify with ..for sure. Emotional eating..ya you got me baby...I'm there!!!
That is a truth for sure ..for certain! But so often when emotionally in turmoil...grab the goodies is the training of my childhood & has become such an ingrained habit that it happens without thought..just that ole kneejerk reaction. I wanna cry..eat chips..I wanna bust someones head...eat chocolate..etc..etc..as many reasons as there is food!
So we need to find words,,actions to take to handle those times.
The many affirmation statements listed lately on many pages is one positive way.
Find those that mean a lot to you ...print & post where you can see them..on the fridge..in your cubical, in your day planner..on the back of your phone..just where they are handy!
If you are able to ..often physical action will lift your spirits more than food ever will...& feeling fit & strong will also give you the confidence to know you are capable. Just look at what you have achieved..there is nothing you can't do!!
The old way was to find food..the new way is to find YOU!
We are on a journey ...each supporting the other..yet each knowing their fate is in their own hands & under their control! A team united..yet strong individuals growing every day.