“From a place of stillness, openness, forgiveness, and acceptance you can renew your commitment to any eating plan you like.” – Martha Beck
This is a quote from the Thoughts for Today Newsletter that I receive daily from http://www.oprah.com/. Martha Beck is a regular contributor to her website and magazine. I really liked the message of this quote. It speaks to the approach that I was taught by Dr. Pawsat about how to reframe the way I was looking at my struggle with weight. He had taught me early on that weight issues are tied to very complex physiologic processes that are in a state of dysfunction. You may have heard Dr. Pawsat say “It is not a simple as eating less and exercising more.” This approach allows us to let go of guilt and approach the solution from a completely different angle, from a place of kindness and acceptance for ourselves.
Take some time to look at each of the mind states listed above and how they relate to the actions you choose. See what comes to mind and how you are affected with regard to your food choices or anything else that might be a challenge for you right now. It could be an interesting exercise in self awareness and acceptance.