One night it was about 10:00 and I was quite full. I was sitting with my daughter Sonia, who was 11 at the time. I was eating some nice homemade tasty snack and I just mumbled to myself, “I’m so full.”
And my daughter said, “Well why are you eating then?” And I said, “I don’t know. I can’t help myself.” And she said, “Yes you can.”
And I realized in that moment that this was my 11-year old daughter and she was watching me. I didn’t want to be that kind of role model and start her with bad habits like this.
So in that moment I decided to stop the mindless eating and be over and done with this compulsive eating habit for good.
Being a nutritionist I had a few tools in my toolbox on how to do this. I had tried many of them in the past but none had worked.
I needed to do this in a way I had never done before.
From this whole experience of finally stopping eating at night, I created a process that I use for myself and with my clients.
I call it “Casual Control”.
The ultimate goal is to have casual control.
This is where your habits are aligned with your best intentions.
How do you get your habits up to speed with your best intentions?
It starts with being judicious.
This video is the third in a 3-part series about how I overcame my nighttime compulsive eating habit and what you can learn from my experience. In the first video I talked about how important it is to Eat Nutritious. In the second video I talked about how important it is to Enjoy Delicious. Check those out.
I created a 7-step process that I use to do this.
1. Identify your Why
2. State your Commitment
3. Imagine your Identity
4. Create Specific Goals
5. Make your Plan
6. Be Aware
7. Focus on the Process
I did this for myself so that I could overcome the nighttime eating.
My “why” was that I wanted to get rid of this bad habit and I wanted to be good role model for my daughter.
I knew I was FINALLY committed.
I decided I wanted my identity to be that I was someone that doesn’t eat at night. I stated that I was no longer a nighttime eater.
I created specific goals about when to stop.
And I made a plan about how to stop.
And then I started to bring a lot more awareness to my thoughts around the eating. I realized my habits from the bottom of my brain were driving me. I needed to be more aware of those thoughts.
And then I just focused on the process.
Rather than obsessing about my goals, I decided to focus on one small success after another.
In Food Boss you will learn to master this 7-step process so that your habits become aligned with your best intentions; building one new habit at a time.
If you are committed to a change and being the best you can be, I advise you to check out Food Boss.
If you are interested in learning how to eat nutritious and enjoy delicious, and about overcoming bad habits, taking control of your health, and being the best you can be, please check out my course, Food Boss, which is starting on September 18, 2019.
Space is limited so check it out soon!
In Food Boss I will walk you through how to transform your relationship with food using the 3 steps I used to overcome my 15-year long compulsive nighttime eating habit: EAT NUTRITIOUS ENJOY DELICIOUS and BE JUDICIOUS!