Allowing Anxiety (and other uncomfortable feelings) to exist
Today we strategize ways to allow negative feelings to exist, without using food as a distraction or buffer. Specifically, we focus on a key mindfulness technique, where we watch the emotion as if it is happening outside of us, versus inside of us.
The trick is to observe when you normally feel negative emotion, anticipate it, and have a plan when it occurs. By consciously accepting the negative feeling, is dissipates faster and you are able to eliminate the desire to dispel the feeling with food.
DAY 9 HOMEWORK:
Continue adhering to your protocol
Continue keeping a food journal
Anticipate your negative feeling (in advance) and make a plan (in advance) for how you will respond to that feeling.