Starting a new lifestyle program brings with it some challenges that you have to be willing to overcome. Two of the big contirbutors to my weight gain over the past few years were emotional eating and compulsive overeating.
It’s weird and kind of scary to say it out in the open because for a long time the compulisive overeating was something hidden behind closed doors. Sometimes I felt like a foodaholic, sneaking off to the fast food outlet to get my burger fix, only to come home hours later to cook a healthy meal for the family!
The problem with that is…the weight starts going on and soon enough you can’t hide it. You can’t hide it from anyone else anymore and you certainly can’t hide it from yourself. The effects are far too obvious…fat, fat, fat!
Making A Decision To End Compulsive Overeating
Okay I had to make the initial decision to make some drastic lifestyle changes for myself. It is clear that that road I was heading down simply wasn’t producing the results I wanted. Einstien did say that the definition of insanity was ‘doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results’!
Anyway, I made the decision to make some changes, I chose the paleo diet for weight loss this time round. But I didn’t choose it as a quick fix solution, I genuinely wanted to change my lifestyle habits overall and for good! I really wanted to overcome the compulsive eating and other bad habits I’d developed.
A Simple Solution For Compulsive Overeating
The thing is that the paleo diet itself has been the simple solution to ending my compulsive eating habits. I still eat loads of food, somtimes it even feels like way too much. But it is all great healthy paleo diet food, which is full of vitamins, minerals and all the nutrients I need to lose weight and feel great. And even though I am eating loads of food, I am losing weight!
I definitely don’t feel deprived in any way. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. If I’m hungry, I eat more food. If I get that urge to eat, I eat more food. I LOVE food, as many of us do. But I think once you make the decision to change and you commit to it. Sticking to it is the easy part if the diet you choose allows you to eat lots of food!
Compulsive eating problem solved!
I think in the past I’ve opted for a ‘diet program’ and not chosen a new lifestyle. And the problem with ‘diet programs’ is that they often restrict calories and they are sometimes way too complicated with all the weighing, measuring, counting etc.
That’s all too difficult for me. I just want to eat food and it’s just a matter of choosing the right kind to eat. I actually love eating good food as much as junk food, it just takes a bit of forward thinking and organization to make sure thr ‘right’ things are at your fingertips.
Anyway I hope that inspires you to overcome your compulsive eating habits. It definitely is a liberating feeling to pull yourself out of the downward spiral. Paleo-way to go!
Have a great day
P.S. Have you struggled or are you presently struggling with overcoming overeating?