Our brains are over 200,000 years old. For the first 199,500 years, no one dieted. No one needed portion control. No one needed high-level food science.
In the past 500 years, incredible technology and knowledge have flourished. We are more connected, we understand the human body better than ever before, we can get to places in record time, we can lift massive amounts of weight, yet, controlling our eating is still a mythical beast.
Have you ever felt the battle inside of your head when you see something tasty? It’s like a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other shoulder.
The devil is saying "Eat the cookie. Nothing will change anyway, so EAT THE COOKIE!!"
But the angel is saying "Don’t do it. You’ve been working hard. Don’t eat it."
The devil counters with "But it’s so delicious. And the sugar rush feels soooooo good. You need to eat it. Your boss is a dick. This will make you feel better!!"
Sometimes the angel wins, but most of the time, the Devil prevails.
If this is you, don’t worry. You are not alone.
In the past few years, I’ve had a unique vantage point. I get to see my clients journals, thoughts, reactions, and understand exactly why they choose certain foods over others.
Inside, they feel like they have a "fat brain" which always wants to pig out, and a "skinny brain," which always wants to make the healthy choice and add kale to every meal.
The problem is their "fat brain" seems to bully their "skinny brain."
There is one clear distinction to eliminate this battle in your head, so that food doesn’t stress you out, but instead is an enjoyable experience every time you eat it.