Here’s a solution for anyone and everyone who overeats and wants to stop, while still being kind and loving:
“Now would be a good time to stop.”
Say it to yourself whenever you need it, out loud or silently.
This phrase was born in a moment where I was eating way past the FULL mark and I knew it. I was about to get frustrated and reprimand myself, but I remembered that I teach self-compassion and self-kindness to other women. While reprimanding yourself feels bad and makes things worse, compassion and kindness are healing.
Q: How could I get myself to put the fork down without muttering something rude and hurtful to myself?
A: “Now would be a good time to stop” popped into my head. “That feels nice,” I thought. It feels neutral. It feels kind. I like it.
It’s not a smooth journey to create a healthy relationship with food and eating. Kindness and compassion will ease the rough patches. Be nice. Be kind. Be compassionate with yourself and others.