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Change your nature of addiction through awareness

Food addiction > many addiction

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In 2010, I met a man named Errol who went on to lose 20 pounds.

When I met him, however, he was smoking few cigarettes after my fitness presentation.

In between letting lose some witty quips about alimony and the cost of training, I sent him my info.

Two weeks later, we stood outside as Errol gasped for breath against the evening moonlight, shaking. After a few rounds of resistance bands, Errol’s body reached peak fitness threshold.

Pale and shivering, my mind scanned the 40 something man with the  filter of addiction.

It was real. And as he dedicated himself to succeed, I wasted no moment for pity – I knew he could do it. Instead, I realized how addiction could banish a man to the problems of himself by way of Mother nature and nothing else.

 

Get AWARE TO BEAT ADDICTION

Notice what bothers you

  • Trigger
  • Your move - Change!
  • Feel better

Trigger points

Some of the most common triggers for addiction – food addiction – in my experiences include shame.

Yes, shame, as a former trainee told me, is a powerful motivator.

Addicts tend to blow through processing behaviors but typically are highly motivated. Or, motivate-able.

COMMON motivators

After 17 years, here are some of the most common motivators I have noticed – triggers/antecedents.

  • Riducule from loved ones or family
  • Family history made clear from a doctor
  • Stress at work
  • Lack of sleep – possibly due to stressful work
  • Traffic

Attempt to change

Take action!

When you notice some of the triggers are heading your way being the action of change.

Remembering how your behvaiors are linked to those triggers – comong triggers – you can STOP here.

After which, you can change what you do.

Change your eating or your meal plans. Maybe you can change your habit.

Anything you do change here is mindful, and thus lasts a lifetime.

 

FEEL BETTER

Our goal is to feel amazing.

Remembering that our habits rarely lead this way, orient your change to to this: feel great!

 

 

aim to simply feel amazing

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