Abstinence is Key
Will a minuscule bump in the road here and there along the journey to excellent health prevent one from living in health and freedom? No way!
When a slip-up occurs, can one still be 100% committed to health for the rest of his/her life? Absolutely!
The key is to not allow the slip-up to become the excuse to “throw-in-the-towel” for the rest of the day.
One must always be mindful of the principle of sowing and reaping. Seeds of compromise sown into the soil of our lives will grow into seedlings of bigger compromises, which will eventually grow into full grown plants of addiction, and become the catalyst for poor health. Guaranteed.
It is so very important to understand that even minuscule slip ups do have their consequences if one desires to get completely free from toxic food addiction. One must abstain from toxic cravings if he/she wants to see results. Period. No shortcuts.
Seeds of abstinence sown into the soil of our lives will grow into seedlings of bigger abstinence, which will eventually produce a harvest of freedom from toxic food addiction, and become the catalyst for excellent health. Guaranteed.
Remember, 100% perfection is totally different from 100% commitment.
A perfectionist mindset needs to be psyched up at all times to live in 100% perfection. If a slip up occurs, even the tiniest one, because perfection can no longer be attained for the day, it’s an automatic excuse--and many times a most welcome excuse--to throw-in-the-towel for a full-blown binge that may take a day, or days, months, or even years to recover; therefore wreaking havoc in one's psychological and physiological equilibrium. Some call this disordered eating. Some call it an eating disorder. Some call it a mental illness. Some call it yo-yo dieting. Whatever label one so chooses, it can be totally overcome by correct information. A transformed mind will produce transformed actions which will produce a transformed body. Guaranteed.
Stay the course. Keep the balance.
Abstinence is key to freedom.
Are you a perfectionist? Is striving to be perfect preventing you from living in freedom from food addiction?
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