It’s usually about 4-6 weeks into working with a client when I hear her utter these words lamenting something she ate.
This is the point in our work together where we have established clear goals, put supports in place, set up for success, evaluated what is sustainable and unsustainable, and started making intentional movement a routine.
And then, inevitably, understandably, and humanly, there’s a lot of ice cream. Or multiple chocolate bars, or a full drive thru meal with dessert, or a huge piece of pie, or a fill in the blank.
That’s when I get a call or an email saying those words, “I had a choice and I made a bad one.”
And I rejoice.
I get excited.
Because those words mean she has become aware that food is a choice. Those words mean she knows how eating this particular food will make her feel. Those words mean she is truly conscious of what she is putting into her body to fuel her life.
It’s from these words forward that we are able to work deeper into food desires, food triggers, and food needs for the mind, body, and soul.
When you find yourself making a consciously “bad” food choice, I want you to evaluate the reasons why you made it.
Were you stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Lonely? Tired? Was there nothing to eat when you got home? Did your meeting go later than planned
Once you get to the root cause, or causes as the case may be, brainstorm a few solutions. Do you need to meal plan better? Do you need to pack nutritious snacks? Do you need to meal prep? Do you need to post your goals in visible places? Do you need someone to check in with you?
Whatever solution(s) you pick to tackle this “bad” choice from happening too often, set it in motion. Give yourself a deadline to get it done and make it happen.
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RQ: What sort of choices do you make that you consider “bad”? They don’t have to be food related!1