Know that you have resources. Know that there are people you can reach out to and places you can go to seek help. These resources include organizations like OA (Overeaters Anonymous), your doctor, a registered dietician, and perhaps a licensed therapist or behavioral specialist—someone to help you identify the root cause of your over eating and deal with the issues at hand.
Is there anything I can do to fight my addiction?
Let’s take our built-in OCD and addictive personalities and use them to your our benefit. Become obsessed with what you put in your body. Learn what's in the food you eat. Become knowledgeable about what you should consume on a daily basis for fuel—but careful not to label foods as “good” or “bad.” Become addicted to a healthier lifestyle, like exercising regularly. If you work out on a regular basis, your body will actually crave it. Your body will yearn to release endorphins. You will find that it can be a natural high and help you to feel good, both physically and mentally. Trust me, that feeling after you have a great workout or run a 5K or half marathon is so much better than if you finish off a whole row of Oreos.
So let’s review…
These are just a few points that I wanted to cover in this series of posts. There are so many things we could talk and write about, but for now we'll leave it at this.
As I have mentioned in other blog posts and in my presentations, BEWARE of the quick fix! Stay away from the multi-level marketing (MLM) miracle weight loss shakes, drinks and pills. There are so many vultures out there waiting to prey on the vulnerability of people who are desperate to lose weight.
Remember, losing the weight is the easy part. Keeping the weight off will be the hardest job you'll ever have.
Don't take the short cuts. Change is never easy, but is so worth it.
Take care, be well, stay strong, stay focused, believe in yourself and remember—to NEVER GIVE UP!