Underliving

I am tired of the term “overeating”.  I am going to refer to overeating as under living.  If someone asked you if you had a problem under living you would probably laugh.  Of course I am not under living thats crazy, they would say.  However you cannot live your highest quality of life if you are over eating.

When I would overeat I was in a low place.  When my clients over eat they are in low places.  When I watch people overeat you  can see them begging themselves to stop with no ability to  listen.  If we are constantly turning to food for comfort and eating past the point of being full we are not fully living.

So instead of thinking of yourself as having an overeating problem think about the fact that you could live so much more fully and wholly than you currently are.  Now if you set forth to live the best, highest quality of life right now, eating will start to sit on the back burner.  If you are reaching goals and hew heights to make a difference in the world and people lives, how important do you think that cupcake will be?  If you are saving lives or giving back to the community, is an extra donut even worth anything?

The next time you sit down at a meal or grab a snack just remember this food will provide you pleasure and satisfaction only up to the point in which you are full.  After that point it will sit in your stomach disguised as guilt and shame.  It is time to stop under living and start truly living to your fullest, that way food is just food and not your ticket to guilt, shame, and regret.

About The Author

Michelle Hastie

Michelle Hastie Thompson is a recovered binge eater who turned her binge eating around and even got featured in Shape Magazine helping a woman lose weight in “My Weight Loss Diaries". She helps women end the battle of binge and overeating, fall in love with movement, and finally lose the weight permanently. A veteran weight loss coach for almost ten years, she is a Ph.D. student in Health Psychology and has three published books, the most recent titled, "Have Your Cake and Be Happy Too: A Joyful Approach to Weight Loss”.