The title statement is from "Around the Year With Emmet Fox". I like daily readings and there are three that I read each day. One is from C. S. Lewis, another from Overeaters Anonymous, and then Emmet Fox.
"Mind is cause, and experience is effect. If you do not like the experience or effect that you are getting, the obvious remedy is to alter the cause and then the effect will naturally alter too."
We create our lifestyles in our minds. Back in the days of the binge I remember thinking about eating and wanting to eat so badly. I knew I was going to binge but fought it. I would have that panic of a feeling and would just finally go ahead and binge so I could get it over with. This was all first in my mind.
Changing that was no easy task. There came a time when enough was enough. The reason the change is so hard is because of the emotional baggage. Our emotions can cause us to do things that we don't understand. The triggers are there but we can't seem to do the right thing. That neural pathway is well worn and we know the way to the binge and need very little help to trod that path once more.
The binge has served its purpose for me. I don't binge anymore and I can't tell you what purpose it served. It had to serve a purpose or I wouldn't have done it.
Think back on a successful day. What is different about that day? Why was there no binge? Will you have a binge on January 1? Probably not. Why not?
The bingeless days probably find you busy and focused.So stay busy and focused.
The bingeless days probably had some exercise in them. So exercise whether you are in the mood or not.
The bingeless days probably had the right foods and water in them. So eat the right foods and get in the water.
The bingeless days probably had you devoting time to others rather than dwelling on yourself. Do that too.
Change your lifestyle, You don't eat sugar anymore remember? If a binge is imminent, binge on fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Eat almonds until they come out your ears. Drink water until you throw up. Believe me, it's a lot easier to stop eating almonds than M & M's.
Be careful out there today.