Most everyone has a craving for food come up now and then. It usually comes up when there’s a stressful situation or we feel pressure that we want relief from. And certain foods can be very effective at giving temporary relief. Over time, using food to make us feel better can become an unwanted habit.
For me, I found I was often wanting something more after dinner, and I absolutely wasn’t hungry. It puzzled me where this craving was coming from. So I got curious and watched it happen.
My coaching mentor said, “If there’s an unwanted habit, at the base of it is a feeling we don’t want to feel.” So I began getting ready to feel what I was avoiding. I welcomed the feeling, relaxed and let it show itself.
I was surprised that it was a feeling of irritation. No thoughts, just random irritation. As I felt the feeling, the craving disappeared. Whoosh, it was gone.
Seeing and feeling the energy of an unwanted habit can help us see that we’re using the habit to avoid a feeling we don’t want to feel. Being willing to feel the feeling can often help unravel it so, over time, we’re more and more free of its grip.
Give this a try yourself. If you are eating and not hungry, relax, pause and welcome in the feeling that’s at the core of the habit. You may want to do this each time you have an old craving for a while, and see what happens. It may begin to dissolve or disappear all at once.
Here’s a short video where we talk about this a bit more:
Understanding how the mind works can give freedom in all areas of life, not just food. In our Health and Natural Weight Loss Program you get lots of food guidance for better health and also ways to be free of unhealthy food habits without using willpower.
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Also, try today’s recipe. It’s quick, quick, totally delicious and great support for the liver.
To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Fresh Raw Applesauce
2 red apples, diced
3 medjool dates, pitted
1 stalk celery, chopped
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until applesauce forms.
Serve immediately and enjoy. If you are going to save some, squeeze lemon juice over the top and seal tightly.