I got this analogy because anytime someone brings food into the office people hover around the table and look, choose and then devour their choice of food. When I came in to the office the other morning I heard someone say there were Peppermint Patties for everyone. I made a bee line to that box faster than running to the restroom when necessary. I immediately grabbed two Patties and justified its okay to take. There was no waiting, I grabbed and went back to my desk and put them in my desk drawer.
When I got up to walk a bit, I went past the peppermint patty box and saw half were gone already and thought how amazing it is we have to eat something if its there. We feel this deep seeded need to grab and eat even if we don’t want it.
So far, I have eaten 1 of my Peppermint Patties I was pretty happy with myself for not hogging them down!
Its okay to take something if you really want it, just don’t gulp it down and go for more and certainly don’t hurt anyone to get to it! Haha just kidding! Savor it, hold on to it and show yourself food doesn’t own you, you own it and have power over it. You can make good choices and still eat what you want in your weight loss journey.
What have you grabbed lately?
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