What a great week it’s been hosting and guiding 40 women through the Love Your Body Now challenge!!!  As we wrapped up, I thought it would be fun to share a couple of highlights and a-has from the week with you.

Because, I can sit over here all day imagining what you might want to learn about, but when I hear it straight from you, it’s all the more powerful.

So today, I’m sharing two powerful things – one a Q&A I had with one of the participants and the other a video I did on a great thought tool to use when you are feeling stuck.

So straight from the brain of one of the brave ladies in the challenge:

Question:  “I eat super healthy but I can pick up a box of chocolate and eat it mindlessly…any advice?”

This is actually something I work on with my clients frequently,  there’s so much good stuff to unpack.

It’s very common for people to have a go-to ”craving” that they just can’t seem to stay away from and that undermines a lot of the efforts they are making.

My simple and short answer to her: “Drop the mindlessness not the chocolate.”

The moment you judge a food as being “bad”, you are likely to check out from the experience of actually eating it, and will eat it distractedly, hurriedly, or sneakily.  And the result is you don’t even get the satisfaction you were craving from it.

So, instead…if you find yourself craving something, drop everything else, and focus your attention only on that food.  Eat it with as much enjoyment and attention as you can. Notice when you are satisfied, physically and emotionally. Stop. Savor the lingering taste.  Notice how this changes the quality of your experience as well as the quantity and frequency that you eat this food.

Next week, I’ll dive more into the whole idea of cravings.

I would love to hear from you what you experience when you try this out.

And for a very powerful way to change your thinking, watch the short video below.

 

May your days be truly delicious and satisfying!

Hi! I’m Laura Jarrait and I work with women who adore good food but feel like it’s running or ruining their lives. They don’t want to diet or quit socializing around food but are tired of feeling less than their best and guilty, obsessive, or confused about what they eat. I help them keep the pleasure and drop the stressful thinking and extra weight, so they feel confident, light and free — all without ending their love affair with food!

I would be thrilled to help you do the same! Get my free Beautiful You guide that teaches YOU how to eat with pleasure and thrive at your natural weight or learn more about how I can support you in your eating, body love, and weight-loss goals.