“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” – A quote from Buddha. Until you forge your very own weight loss path, getting to your goal weight and maintaining it will always be a struggle. Is your own weight loss journey an unending torture? Is your goal weight ever elusive? If your answer is ‘yes’, this article is for you.
How You Do One Thing is How You Do Everything
According to Joanne Fedler, author of the book When Hungry Eat, how we do anything is how we do everything.
Let’s get back to basics and look at your diet, exercise and sleep. Are these 3 activities in your life out-of-control? If they are, your life is likely to be out-of-control. Do you see that the pattern in the realm of nutrition is likely to be reflected in all other areas of your life?
Restore Enjoyment in the Art of Eating
Imagine, powerfully taking responsibility for every morsel you put into our mouth and learning to mindfully enjoying the art of eating. Could restoring enjoyment in the art of eating perhaps transform your experience of life?
Your very own Weight Loss Journey
Carving your very own successful weight management journey is more than just having a breakthrough in the art of eating. This could have far-reaching positive effects in all other areas of your life. Come on this fascinating journey and reap the rewards you deserve. They say life is not a dress rehearsal so why not give it your best shot!
10 Guiding Principles for Eating Meditation
In the book When Hungry Eat, Joanne Fedler shares with us her guiding principles for weight loss. She emphasises that her success lies in having made those principles her own and they are as follow:
1. When Hungry Eat. Listen to your body and do not eat when you are not hungry. Your body is a lot more intelligence than you give it credit for. Listen to its cues.
2. Always ask. Start again, start again and start gain. This is a fundamental practice to master in meditation, always begin with a Beginner’s Mind as if you are doing an activity for the very first time.
3. Make healthy choices. There is no right or wrong. There are just consequences.
4. Thank the food. Everything we have is the result of sacrifices others have made or divine provision. Practice gratitude for everything.
5. There is always enough. You have everything you need within you.
6. Savour the taste. Be present to the experience of eating. Celebrate each mouthful.
7. Slow down. Relax and tune in to yourself and reconnect with yourself within.
8. Digest. Trust your body.
9. Flush and wash. Let go and surrender. Release the past and usher in a new future.
10. Begin again. Recommit to your path over and over again.
These guiding principles have seen Joanne succeed in forging her very own weight management journey and emerge triumphant. Could eating meditation be your key to weight loss? What are your guiding principles for weight management?