Say I'm Strange. I Prefer to Think
of Myself as Resourceful
If you'd like to learn how to
obtain quality chocolate, put
it in a drawer and forget it's
there, learn to use EFT and NLP
techniques to conquer your emotional
eating. That's what I've done,
and it's such a freeing thing
to be able to feel right with
the world, be happy with myself,
my shape, and not feel controlled
by something like food. I eat
what I want, but I do make an
effort to make good choices (usually).
For example, last night I baked
a cake I made on Easter and totally
than Sex cake). This thing
is nothing more than yellow cake,
vanilla pudding and tons of whipped
cream - not exactly diet fare,
but when I can't get a certain
food out of my head, I usually
either make it or go and get it,
and then totally enjoy it. That's
what I mean when I said I eat
what I want. So today, I have
an entire cake in my refrigerator.
Did I have a piece of cake for
breakfast? No. My husband bought
me some fresh local raspberries
at the Farmer's Market yesterday,
and I wanted them so I had some
on my cereal this morning. The
cake sits and waits. When I was
in the kitchen I noted the remnants
of last night's grocery shopping.
I huge individually wrapped cinnamon
roll on the counter. I just "knew"
I was going to want to eat something
sweet last night since baking
the cake was bound to make me
crazy so I'd bought the following...
What I Bought
for Possible Future Hunger
1. Giant cinnamon roll from Sarah's
Bakery. (Oops, I weighed this
bad boy and it's 15.5 Oz! Almost
a pound of dough and sugar - oh
2. Small container of Scharffen
Berger chocolates. This little
clear box comes with 12 squares
equalling 2.1 Oz. Individually
wrapped. I put them in the drawer.
3. A dozen of my favorite short
bread cookies which I put in a
drawer in the kitchen. My husband
will eat them if he sees them,
so unless he says something about
"wanting something sweet"
I wait to let him know they are
While watching a movie last night
(Friday night ritual) I did start
to get sort of hungry so I thought
about what to do about it. I recalled
how I'm feeling much better lately,
getting back to a regular routine
of exercise, and I just didn't
feel like eating a lot of cookies.
Yes, they were there, but I just
wasn't in the mood to eat them.
I had a pang of hunger, but I
wasn't really hungry, it was nearly
midnight for crying out loud!
So, I got and ate one of those
chocolate squares - remember,
they're pretty small right? Well
I ate it in four bites, letting
the chocolate melt in my mouth.
I take my time with chocolates
and they satisfy me so much more
than just popping it in my mouth,
chewing twice and swallowing.
I'm not in a hurry to get it over
This morning I checked my body
fat and it just happens I keep
my Omron Body Fat Analyzer in
the closet on top of a leftover
chocolates box from last Christmas.
I decided to look inside the box
since I thought there was one
of those chocolates still leftover
and I was surprised to find two
of those Christmas chocolates
in there (Joseph Schmidt truffles
- some of my favorites) and about
eight squares of that very same
chocolate I bought yesterday (Scharffen
Berger). I forgot they were there.
So, you see, I handle
my cravings by buying the foods
I want, then putting them away
and maybe eating them, maybe not.
For me it's the need to know I
can have what I want - and keeping
something nearby in case of emergencies.
I also know if I leave things
out where I'll see them, I'm much
more likely to decide to have
some, so I put them away. For
you it may be different. Some
of you won't want anything tempting
in the house. That's okay too.
We're all different. The only
way you'll discover how you are
is to tackle those emotional issues
- the reasons you think you can't
stop eating after a handful or
two; the reasons you feel like
it's out of your control, or not
your decision how much you eat,
when you eat or what you eat.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be
able to buy your favorite food
and leave it in a drawer long
enough to forget it's even there?
That's what it's like to not have
an eating problem, and that comes
from giving yourself permission
to enjoy food. You are worthy,
you do deserve to be happy.
My methods can help - I know
because they've worked for me,
and I truly have had a sweet tooth
since I was a kid. I used to eat
bag after bag of candy - I once
had 11 cavities in one dentist
Read my articles - you'll find
lots of ideas and suggestions
to use EFT. Get my Daily
Bites where I give examples
of using EFT for these issues,
and take it one day at a time,
one bite at a time.