Is it important that we think and say things that will increase our chances for success? Have you ever noticed that unless you think about something first you never do it? If you never think about cleaning out your storage room… you never will. It’s possible to think about it and not do it but you can’t do it without thinking about it first. Hmmm… this is interesting to think about. Whoa! That’s a lot of thinking. It looks like both of us are thinking about what we’re thinking about. Okay, enough of that.
Let’s have a “think” about food. When we eat it should be enjoyable. Yes! I’m for that. But in reality we can’t always go for what makes us feel good because there is a bigger picture and we must decide whether we want to move toward excellent choices and excellent health… or what pleases us for the moment. This sounds like its all about adaptation, doesn’t it. Perhaps that’s it. There are things that each us don’t like – including me – and adapting and adopting may be necessary.
Since I talk to people about their food choices I hear things like: I don’t like vegetables, I don’t like beans, I don’t like to cook, I don’t have time for breakfast, I don’t like to exercise, I don’t like to go grocery shopping, I don’t like rice, I don’t like oatmeal and on it goes. The list is endless but you get the idea. I could think up a few things I don’t like myself but that would not be productive. The bottom line is that what I really do like is good health, no sickness, energy, clear skin, good weight, clear thinking and this list goes on as well. The program that Ask the Food Coach offers is called Six Week Choose Well program. The operative word is “Choose”. No one can make you do anything against your will for any length of time but if you decide what you want to achieve with your own personal health you can choose how to help yourself by choosing what you want to think about and what you want to say and what you want to do.
If I want good health and make the decision to achieve that goal then I can choose my thoughts (I am a healthy person) and words (If it’s good for me, I like it) as well as my foods (Mmmm… yummy soup). If it takes exercise, shopping for food, learning to make simple meals, learning to like certain foods, reading and learning… I’m all for it. Put me on the list and sign me up for whatever comes next. That’s a lot easier than spending my day in a doctor’s office, paying for prescriptions, vomiting, being in pain or having someone cut me open. Pass the potatoes, please!