They’re starting early now – bringing out the holiday treats immediately after Halloween. Next thing you know they’ll leave the displays up all year-round. At least with all the colorful packaging staring at us now, weeks before Christmas, instead of the, “I gotta get some right now cause it won’t be here long” frame of mind. Now we can realize, “It’s not going anywhere. I can eat these foods any time I want.” They’re making all the goodies be not so special after all. That, for me, was part of the allure of the season – candies you don’t see the rest of the year, specially wrapped boxes and ribbons. Big deal. It’s just pretty paper, after all. The food’s the same.
Learn to Handle Seasonal Sugar Disorder
I went shopping yesterday for this Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner, and realized, I didn’t want all those goodies in the house this soon. I don’t like to “wait,” so if I get cheese logs and goodies they’ll be beckoning me today, tonight, and all week until finally Thursday arrives and I can dive in. No, I know how I am – if I have it, I want it now. What generally happens, is I’ll start purchasing the goodies, and start chewing on one, here and there, until before you know it, I’ve got SSD, “Seasonal Sugar Disorder.”
So, how do I resolve this conflict? Obviously there are some things I’m going to have to purchase in advance. One thing that may seem silly but does work for me is simply out-of-sight out-of-mind. If I get something yummy and quickly put it in a drawer or cabinet, out of sight, then I forget about it. Sometimes I forget it so completely I don’t find it again until the next spring!
So, if you’re starting to bake cookies, freeze them. If you’re in charge of making candy or treats for Thanksgiving, package them up, wrap a nice bow, and put them in the closet. Keep your wits about you. Just because things look lovely, doesn’t mean we need to forget our resolve to eat when hungry, stop when satisfied. If you want a candy, have one, but eat it slowly and really taste it. See if you can tell the difference between cheap and expensive candy. Have a tasting party, if you want. Enjoy the treats. Make it special.
If holidays are a rough time, it could be the food, the allure, or it could be the memories of past holidays. Some people have family members they’d rather not visit, but here we are, it’s a holiday, so let’s all get together for some fun. Sure, great idea.
Here are some EFT ideas for Seasonal Sugar Disorder
“Even though I hate Thanksgiving, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
“Even though I want to eat it all right now, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
“Even though Uncle Ralph humiliated me last year, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
“Even though I don’t want to go to ___, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
“Even though my mother-in-law thinks I’m not good enough, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
There’s a whole line of work which gets into the reality of some of my suggested statements. In other words, how would I know what my mother-in-law thinks? I’m not concerned here with that – these statements are written as ideas, thoughts you might have. Don’t get hung-up if the statements aren’t right for you, just create statements in your own words.
Learn EFT for Weight Loss
Now is a great time to start the 8-Week Ending Emotional Eating Seminar or schedule a month of private sessions. Get past the holiday blues. Workshops are ongoing, so you can get started at any time.
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Go here for Instructions in EFT. I weave EFT and NLP throughout my work because they’ve worked for me in helping me lose 80 pounds and keep it off for over 17 years now (as of Nov 2003) and the techniques can work for you.