It’s almost summer here in the U.S. This is a time of year when I see tons of people freak out and try to totally change how they eat.
Many of them turn to crash diets, and a lot of them end up feeling super restricted and miserable — and ultimately like failures when change doesn’t stick!
I recently did a webinar on how to change our relationship to food. Some really beautiful spiritual tips came up during it, and I want to share these steps to support you.
Watch the video below or keep reading, and follow these 3 steps to experience miracles and change the way you think about food!
Step 1: Be willing to let it go
If if you want to change the way you think about food, whether it’s to put down sugar or get rid of dairy or gluten, you have to really want it.
I’ve found through my own personal experience with my own diet that there’d be times when I tried to make changes. But when I didn’t REALLY want it, the change wouldn’t stick.
We have to get to a point where we’re fed up with the old behavior and have a great experience looking at that old behavior without judgment, but rather with a sense of discernment, saying, “I no longer want that path.”
A few years ago I made that decision when I quit sugar. I looked at how the sugar was weakening my immune system and how I was breaking out, and I made the commitment to say, “No, I don’t want this anymore.”
So that first step is a spiritual act. It’s a commitment. You’re saying: “I don’t want to do this anymore. I’m done with this behavior.” That’s a profound statement — it’s a prayer. You need to check in and ask, “Am I ready to let go of this pattern? Am I ready to let go of this behavior?”
Your readiness is everything when you want to create change and release an addictive pattern.
If you’re truly ready to let go and change how you think about food, you’re ready for step 2.
Step 2: Create bottom lines
Decide what your bottom lines will be as you change how you think about food.
For me, my bottom line is: I don’t eat sugar. I also have the bottom line that I don’t drink alcohol and I don’t partake in drugs. That’s been a bottom line of mine for 11 years!
A bottom line is something that I do not change, I do not waver on. There’s no question of what I’m going to do there. When I have a clear bottom line and I know what I’m sticking to, I can stay consistent on my path.
When you have the willingness (step 1) and the bottom line, you can create patterns that will be long lasting. You can also start to hold yourself accountable to the changes you want to make.
Step 3: Surrender daily
This final step is the most spiritual step. Every day you say a short prayer, thanking the Universe (or God, or spirit, or your inner guide) for helping you stay consistent with your commitment.
This spiritual reliance is far more powerful than sheer willpower. It’s far more powerful and way easier than white-knuckling it and trying to force a new energy into your life.
You begin with your desire and willingness, you form clear boundaries and bottom lines, and then you offer it all up to the care of your inner guidance system.
Every day, surrender and pray.
This method for changing your diet combines practical action with your spiritual practice so you can create that long-lasting change!
Your relationship to food (and your body) should bring you joy and make you feel good!
These steps have helped me stay very consistent with the beautiful changes I’ve made. There’s great value and great support in these steps and I can testify to them.
To further guide you, I have a digital course called Finally Full, which is all about spirituality and food.
If you want more support around how to change your diet and change your relationship to food, check it out here!