How To Stop Eating When You Cannot Make Yourself Stop Eating
[photo credit: The Return of the Pizza, cropped from KittyKaht, CC by-S.A. 2.0)
If I had $1 for every person who has tried to stop themselves from eating, and eating, and eating, even though they were already full, then I’d be rich.
Almost all of us have tried to stop ourselves from eating so much at least once in our lives. It goes something like this: We start off with one biscuit, and then end up eating the whole packet! Or, we start with one scoop of ice-cream, only to eat a second, and a third, and a fourth, until we’re either in pain, or there’s just no more left!
No matter how hard we try to stop eating – we just can’t seem to make it happen. We voraciously eat, and eat, and eat. This is beyond the scope of simple mindless eating, it’s something else altogether.
If willpower cannot make us stop eating, then what can?
Why can some people just stop, while others CAN’T, no matter what?
I feel you. I had this exact same issue with pasta. The moment I had a pasta craving, then BOOM. I’d just go immediately cook it, and then eat it.
First plate, second plate, I’d keep going until my stomach would start to hurt from eating so much!
In the meantime, I was actively trying to get myself to stop eating, but nothing would work. I’d serve myself a small portion only to fill my plate a second and third time. I was telling myself “stop”, but I wouldn’t. Worse, this situation was going on for YEARS.
The good news? After years of trying to get myself to stop eating so much, I stumbled upon the solution, almost accidentally. It was so simple, I couldn’t believe it!
Pasta is now just like any other food in my eyes. I can happily eat it, and I can stop whenever I want without “force” or “screaming” at myself. It’s just natural.
Watch the video to learn exactly how I got myself to stop eating when I couldn’t stop eating.
Screaming “Stop” Won’t End Cravings – What To Do Instead
I know you’ve tried this a million times. No matter how much you scream to yourself to “stop eating”, no matter how many threats you give out that you’ll get fat or sick or have stomach pain later, ending those cravings is super hard.
In the video above I told you how I stopped my pasta addiction, and my pasta cravings. If you dug this video, then I want to give to you more.
I invited my friend and top food behaviorist Isabel Foxen Duke to give out a free call just for you in the Fitness Reloaded community. This call is for you if you experience:
- Late night snacking
- Using food for entertainment or emotional support
- Gaining weight when you actually want to lose weight
In this 60-min FREE Call with Top Food Behaviorist, and founder of Stop Fighting Food, Isabel Foxen Duke shows us:
- Why screaming “stop” makes us eat more rather than less
- What to do instead to fight sugar cravings and eating for comfort
- Why you get into this paradox where you’re gaining weight when you want to lose it, and how to stop that for good.
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