Spiritual Tips for Changing Your Diet

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If you want to be healthier, have more energy or just feel better about what you eat, I’ve found that the key to changing your diet is to change the way you think about food.

Spiritual tips for changing your diet

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.

I honor how I want to feel | The Universe Has Your Back card deck by Gabby BernsteinWe 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!

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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. Spiritual surrender is something we can do all day long. Anytime you’re struggling or stuck in fear, just call on a higher power that resonates with you and turn it over. (You can connect with your spirit guide!)

Get more guidance in my Finally Full digital course

Finally Full: A digital workshop on spirituality and food, with Gabby Bernstein

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, click here to check it out!

Combine practical action with your spiritual practice

This method for changing your diet combines practical action with your spiritual practice so you can create that long-lasting change!

Gabby Bernstein cooking food | Spiritual tips for changing your dietYour 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.

If you’d like to quit sugar, check out my spiritual tips for staying off sugar!

There’s great value and great support in these steps, and I can testify to them.

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  1. I LOVE these tips Gabby !! as I love your books! you’re always a great source of inspiration!!
    better go and keep on reading my Judgement Detox copy 🙂
    kisses from Italy !!
    xx

  2. On reflection, I realise that beautiful Gabby has so expertly distilled the complex steps, the emotional and spiritual awakenings to the need for change that lead to peace and recovery from addictions into something practical and relatable. It is so empowering to realise that I have done this before with recovery from the most dangerous aspects of an eating disorder. I’ve been feeling so stuck in my recovery. Knowing that these steps worked for recovering to where I’m at today, I feel like I do have the tools to let go and move on from the lingering disordered behaviors keeping me stuck. Looking forward to a mind not obsessed with food and exercise. I feel excited!

    1. Beautiful! Call on your inner guidance system for support in your recovery. Please let me know if you need more resources. xx

  3. Hi I´ve dieted all my life. My mom died and I got obese. I had panic attacks and I am under medical prescription of antideppresants and anti anxiety pills. I weighted 165 pounds before. I began working out and down it to 140. After that came the panic attacks. I wasn´t allowed to do something that may hiperventilate me. So… I gained back the weight. I was feeling horrible and decided to do something about it.
    I went to a nutritionist friend working at a Spa. They work with machines to melt fat and sculpt your body plus massages to detox.
    The thing is I made a diet for a month to boost my metabolism. It worked and now I am 150 pounds. My friend told me to eat normally afterwards with a few nutritional directions.
    I like to eat. Is hard for me to eat vegetables and workout. I get bored. But I know this isn´t about dieting anymore. It is about me getting healthier. I guess I am lazy.

  4. Hi Gabby, I love all your videos. I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth and I have all my drinks without sugar. However, I can’t say that I have a sugar-free diet given that it’s present on EVERYTHING from rice, pasta, bread. I’d like to enjoy the benefits of a sugar free diet but I’m afraid it’d be too restrictive and I wouldn’t know what to eat. How do you manage?

  5. Gabby
    Do you believe that there is a connection between the way that you feel about yourself and the choices of food that you eat? If so how do you stop the self destructive eat patterns?

    Thanks
    Cheri

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