As we ease into this detox, I am going to ask you right here, right now to make one permanent change. It is a change that can forever alter your course on the road to health. If you do nothing else but change this one itty-bitty thing you will see huge results. Are you ready??? Here it goes…the change to change all changes is this:
Stop calling food "bad."
As in, "Oooh, I was bad last night. I had two cupcakes." As in, "Let's be bad! Let's get chicken wings." As in, you are stare at your menu for a small eternity, send the waiter away multiple times and finally after you survey everyone else at the table to find out what they are going to order, you resolutely declare,"Screw it! I'm gonna be bad!"
Oh, you are? You are going to be bad? Are you going to have unprotected sex with the busboy and then stab me with your steak knife??? No?? You're ordering onion rings?? Ok, then. You are not being bad. You are just ordering onion rings.
The minute we assign a moral quality to food we are in trouble for two reasons:
- Upon labeling a food "bad", your inner preacher's daughter will immediately find said food irresistible in a "your-not-from-around-here-are-you-take-me-out-on-your-motorcycle-and-show-me-the-ways-of-boys-from-the-city" kind of way. Those foods will all of a sudden have a false appeal simply because they are considered more "fun."
- Words have power. When you call a food that you eat "bad", you are subconsciously labeling yourself "bad" as well.
-♥ J :)