Wow! This is a powerful quote that especially resonates with me. Ever since I got my first car and was driving at 16, I would ‘sneaky-eat’. I would hit the drive thru and park somewhere and eat in my car then go home for dinner with my parents.
This was back when my metabolism was high and I was super active and yet my pant size went up. I was wearing my ‘sneaky-eating’ in public.
I would secretly snack when no one was around. I did this for YEARS.
I didn’t realize that I was addicted to junk food.
Years later, while cooking, there would be several 'tastings' before serving the dish. Or, when cleaning up, I would be finishing off that last little bit of leftovers. Nothing goes to waste and everything tastes like more. These little bad habits creep up on you and, as a result, your weight creeps up as well.
If this is you. If you find yourself looking over your shoulder and sneaking food. Or you are eating food that you know you shouldn’t, there is one who knows all your secrets. Your self esteem mechanism.
Your internal audience is watching you. And they aren’t cheering you on. As a result, you start to feel bad because you know you have disappointed yourself. And as your clothes get tighter or go up in size, you feel even worse. It’s time to get a handle on it.
Do you mindlessly eat? Are you a distracted eater? Are you munching in front of the TV or computer screen? Distracted eating can really add a lot of extra calories to your day. If you are snacking, only snack on fresh fruit and vegetables.
To see how commonplace sneaky and distracted eating is, watch SECRET EATERS. This British TV show is on the FREE streaming service Tubi. This show really opened my eyes and has lots of helpful tips to keep you on track to your weight loss goals. It’s all small common-sense changes to get this under control so stop beating yourself up.
Follow the principles in my book BREAK THE CYCLE for healthy eating strategies. Become accountable by starting to record what you are eating in the BREAK THE CYCLE WORKBOOK. This quote is actually the Inspirational Quote for week 11 in the workbook. This will help you get your mindless or sneaky eating out in the open.