I have been meaning for some time to try to increase the traffic in the Mindfulness section. It seems to be easily the quietest ‘room’ and, certainly in my opinion, is one of the most important, if not the most important reason behind the success of this way of eating for me when I’d almost given up hope of ever getting to the end of the yo-yo dieting rollercoaster and I was getting bigger every time.
This thread is therefore intended for anyone to put hints and tips in, ways they have found of thinking their way past the carb monster when he/she rampages, or of battling emotional eating habits, or even just reporting how much more you enjoy a treat when it is approached mindfully and with your full attention.
I have recently bought a copy of the ‘Headspace diet’ book, and may use a few quotes and suggestions from that as well, all duly acknowledged of course.
The most important mindful hint I can pass on from my personal experience is that you don’t have to be perfect. If you miss a couple of days targets when life gets in the way, just get back to your new normal when you can and don’t feel guilty. You won’t break the diet, or your willpower so easily provided you always remember why you started down this road. The mind is the most important tool we have when it comes to taking charge of our health.