Sometimes, when I’m eating something really delicious, I have a hard time stopping. I was hungry when I started, and I thoroughly enjoyed what I ate, and now, well, I want to keep going.
Has this ever happened to you?
Sometimes, stopping brings up our issues.
Do we feel like we never have enough?
Enough love, money, food, connections?
Do we want to keep eating to avoid thinking about something?
Or feeling something?
Or doing something?
I’m sure you’ve been there.
But how about when you want to keep eating because it tastes so absolutely yummy?
I’ve been noticing myself doing that lately.
The one piece of chocolate becomes two or three.
The two little gummy bears are so good. I have to go back for more.
Well, here’s the deal.
Sometimes there isn’t necessarily an issue.
Sometimes we are just greedy for more of something good.
Often, we’re so stingy with ourselves, that we rarely give ourselves a treat.
Especially if we’re trying to lose weight.
And when we finally give ourselves a taste of something purely for pleasure, it’s tough to stop. We may feel overwhelmed by the pleasure of it.
So maybe sometimes, when we can’t stop, we’re just being greedy.
I don’t mean that you should use this thought to beat yourself up with. Or to use as evidence that there’s something wrong with you.
But, even though something is delicious, doesn’t mean we should just roll over and keep eating it.
After all, we’re in charge of ourselves.
And while once in a while going overboard feels great, if we do it regularly, it won’t feel good.
Nor will it give us the results we’re looking for.
So if you’ve been feeling a little greedy lately, and there isn’t a life theme or big emotional issue driving you, here’s what you can do:
Take yourself by the hand, and lead yourself away from the gummies. Do what’s in your best interest. Resist being greedy just to be greedy.
When something tastes fabulous, watch your next thought.
The fact that it tastes great isn’t a command.
It’s just an observation.
This tastes unbelievable! I love it! It’s great!
The next thought does not have to be: ‘And I must have more’.
Just consider that even after observing how delicious something is, your next thought can be, ‘so what!’
Don’t create a command for yourself.
Enjoy, and step back.
There’s always next time.