Are You Addicted To Food?
At first we see no harm in the substance that is giving us the high or the comfort and we see it a a good thing. All addictions begin this way with a honeymoon period that can be long or short. However at some point we start to notice the negative effects of the addiction and the pleasure turned into pain.
Then we start obsessing about it, telling ourselves its bad for us and that we must be bad for doing it. As thoughts are magnetic we draw more and more of the same to us and we feel worse and worse. We start to tell ourselves things like, “I can’t stop, it’s hopeless,” etc. We tell ourselves this over and over and we walk around with this image of ourselves as bad.
We carry this image around with us in our aura. We think that if people knew about us they would reject us and so we try to hide what we think about ourselves. Unfortunately it comes across and people notice we are not confident about ourselves and we don’t feel good about ourselves.
Addicted to Food
If your eating is out of control and you eat without being hungry you can consider yourself addicted to food. However take heart, because most people are feeling pretty much the same in some way or another. With some it may be the way they look while with others their intelligence may be an issue for them. It is probably true that most people are walking around feeling pretty bad about themselves in some way or other.
When you want to give up and be free of whatever it is that is binding you and the wanting to be free becomes greater than the wanting to hold onto the addiction then the transition will come. The weight will start falling off; the wanting for the drug will cease and you will be free.
Start wanting! Say a thousand times a day, “I want to be slim, I see myself slim.” Say, “This is what I want and I want it now,” and feel how you will feel when this is the truth. Act as if it is the truth right now.
Then, when you have the cigarette or the food or the drug, approve of yourself! Nothing can exist in our reality unless we feed it energy. By empowering our fears, we cause a tremendous drain of energy. The secret is to look only to what we want even as we indulge in our addiction.
What we do normally is eat too much and then tell ourselves something like, “Oh you’ve done it again, it’s pointless, you’ll never do it.” All this does is hold the pattern in place. The secret is to ignore all that and still affirm, “I always eat healthy foods,” or, “I always eat just the right amount.”
I will guarantee you that if you adopt this practice and stick to it faithfully then your action will follow your desire, because this is Law and this Law is unfailing in its accuracy. It has always worked for you up until now. Everything you have put your attention on; you have in your life. If you desire change you have to change the direction of your attention.