Thoughts about food are like trains: They may park themselves in front of you, but you only want to get on one that will take you where you want to go. You don’t get on any old train that passes by. You check to see that it’s going to your destination. Thoughts are similar. You don’t want to attach to thoughts that won’t move you towards your goals. You have the power to manage your thoughts and decide which ones to pay attention to and which ones to let drift by. If you want to be healthy and live long, you’ll want to connect only with thoughts that will lead to eating behaviors that will make this happen. Thinking about eating foods because you desire totake a break, feel bored or lonely, are putting off an unpleasant task, or feel upset will not bring you a quality life.
Contributors: Karen R. Koenig from KarenRKoenig