What is your real problem?

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, 
Your thoughts become your words, 
Your words become your actions, 
Your actions become your habits, 
Your habits become your values, 
Your values become your destiny.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

Your negative beliefs are always your only real problem. In part this is where the eating disorder starts. What do you believe about your self? About your body? What beliefs do you have about other girls bodies? Ar you looking for flaws? What do you believe is pretty? Sexy? Good looking? Smart?

The perception that we have towards ourselves can be very critical, and for some messed up reason we still embrace that very critical negative perception as the absolute truth and it sends us to the Eating Disorder madness. How many times have you actually believed you were fat? How many times do you repeat that to your self? If you are anything like me probably a million. I didn’t even notice myself saying and thinking it. I see girls and guys doing it all the time without even noticing; “I am a fat ass, I just had a cupcake.” “Gosh I feel so fat in these jeans.” It takes very little time for the mind to grab those comments as a belief. Soon we believe with all of our hearts that we are fat and we feed the eating disorder it’s favorite meal: more negative believes about ourselves!

What if you actually for once believed that you are perfect? You become thankful to your body. No need to lose weight or change anything about yourself. Think about it. All this energy that you are spending on this eating disorder will be gone and you can use it to do better things. Well the truth is that you are indeed perfect my dear, you are perfect right now! So stop wasting time on this and go live your awesome life. I know this is easier said than done. Otherwise I would not had spent 10 years of my life battling eating disorders.

The hardest part about changing our negative beliefs is to recognize them. We are usually not aware of what negative beliefs we have. Yes, you have an eating disorder but what beliefs are supporting it?

Here are some of the beliefs that were supporting my eating disorder:

  • The belief that I needed to weigh myself every day (or every hour).
  • The belief that I needed to count calories, points or measure my food.
  • The belief that I couldn’t eat ______(Whatever foods you think are bad. Mine was pizza, pasta, bread, take out, anything fried, desserts.)
  • Buying and reading gossip magazines.
  • Talking, thinking, asking, or researching about diets.
  • Believing that the eating disorder had more control than I did.

What is supporting your eating disorder? Take a few minutes to respond to this, write everything that comes to your mind, you inner self will tell you exactly what beliefs you need to change. It may not be something you want to do, but it’s probably something you need to do. Change is scary and good. Go for it. Do like me; read empowering articles, throw the scale away, speak pretty things and most importantly, believe with all your heart that you have control over your eating disorder.

Please leave a comment and tell me what did you found out. Please know that I am always thinking about you and I am working hard to figure the best way to help you. Let me know what I can do. I love hearing from you.  ❤ 

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