It’s good to begin the day with the following question: “Where am I starting from?” Is your mind calm or something you are grateful for every day? The world is beautiful and wonderful; appreciating it is good for our emotional health.
1 MINDFUL CHECK-IN
Make sure healing is occurring in your cells as you eat so healthfully.
right and improve your health. Connect remotely with your support network.
2 LIQUIFY BEFORE YOU SWALLOW
Make sure you don’t have to think too much about what to eat and you are well prepared with tasty healthful choices.
Read, read, and reread Dr. Fuhrman’s books. Knowledge fuels willpower. View our cooking and exercise videos on DrFuhrman.com.
PLAN YOUR DAYS AND FIGURE
3 OUT YOUR MENUS IN ADVANCE
Make sure your home is a “safe zone.” Keep unhealthy foods out so that you are not tempted to indulge. Create a separate cabinet / refrigerator space just for you.
Realize that you are not alone in this, it’s not something to be ashamed of, and that emotional struggles are a part of the human condition. Science is now showing that self-compassion, in conjunction with compassion for
others, is a key transformative and protective mindset for decreasing anxiety and depression. Food and other addictive self-sabotaging behaviors are never helpful to your problems and makes things worse, not better.
4. CONTROL YOUR FOOD ENVIRONMENT
Think of it as a restaurant that is used to prep and serve meals and then is closed until the next day.
So often, a one-time slip turns into a year of regret. Don’t let that happen. Try to understand that you can unlearn helplessness; realize you are learning and get back into the routine you’ve set up. Repetition of correct behavior is the key to success, and you can do it.
ESTABLISH YOUR KITCHEN’S
5 HOURS OF OPERATION
6 ATTEND TO YOUR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
7 STAY CONNECTED
8 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
WHEN FEELING STRESSED, ANXIOUS, DEPRESSED OR TROUBLED,
9 HAVE SELF-COMPASSION
10 KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO THIS
Here are ten strategies to help overeating behavior, taken from Dr. Fuhrman’s Success Program.
SUCCESS IS WITHIN YOUR REACH!