On today’s episode, I am going to share with you how to lose weight with abundance at Thanksgiving.
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How To Lose Weight With Abundance On Thanksgiving
One of the biggest mindset shifts I have had is learning the difference between abundant thinking and scarcity thinking.
The definition of abundance is “an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply”
A person who believes in an abundant mindset will focus on the limitless opportunities available to them. Gratitude also ties into the abundant mindset.
On the opposite end, a person with a scarcity mindset has the belief there will never be enough.
Thanksgiving with abundance
Thanksgiving is a celebration of being thankful for the abundance of food which is on the table.
When you are looking at the Thanksgiving food that is spread out in front of you what are you thinking about?
Is it you must try every single item on the table?
If you are in a scarcity mindset you might be thinking you need to eat as much food as possible because you will not experience Thanksgiving food until another 365 day later.
Now, add into the mix if you have a big family and like in my house growing up if you didn’t eat your food super fast and go for seconds… you didn’t get any.
The fear of not getting another helping of mom’s killer pecan pie could be something you are thinking about and not even realize it!
If you are anything like I use to be, my primitive brain would start freaking out that I am going to miss out on my favorite dessert so I should eat as much as I can …even if I feel sick to my stomach…because this will not be available to me (for what I imagine in my brain) a very, very long time.
Our two brains involved in weight loss
If you haven’t heard me talk about how we operate from two parts of our brains…you can go back and listen to my earlier episodes on this …but here’s the cliff notes….We have our primal brain and our sophisticated brain. Our primal brain wants to keep up safe and indulge in as much instant gratification as much as possible. If it doesn’t get what it wants the primal brain will have a HUGE hissy fit. This is where emotional eating, self verbal abuse and is basically the time when you typically give up on your weight loss goals.
The other part of our cognitive thinking is our sophisticated brain. This is where all our dreams hang out. This side of our brain is our cheerleader. Our #1 supporter. This is where our Wonder Woman version we’d like to become lives. The sophisticated brain will help us make plans, think of our future and help us believe we are a badasses and can do anything.
Unfortunately, the primal brain is typically super loud and tends to easily drown out our sophisticated brain …think of the saying the squeaky wheel gets the oil…and our primal brains squeak VERY LOUDLY.
Abundant thoughts come from our sophisticated brain.
Scarcity thoughts come from our primal brain.
Makes sense right …primal brain wants to keep us safe, so it teaches us to fear not having enough food, feeling scarce or not having enough instant gratification.
Sophisticated brain wants us to achieve amazing things…to lose weight and live in the body we dream about and why not she thinks you are totally awesome and can do anything. Anything is abundantly possible in her mind.
Lose weight with abundance
What I am about to suggest you can start doing this today but in particular do this on Thanksgiving day…notice your thoughts about the Thanksgiving food in front of you.
Are you thinking in scarcity or in abundance?
Abundant thoughts do not have you going back for seconds.
Or eating until you are stuffed.
Even if Thanksgiving is like your ULTIMATE highlight …like your FAVORITE holiday evaa’…you know it will be back around next year. And even if it for some weird reason it does disappear (I mean it is 2020 LOL)…
You can get a turkey any time you want.
Make any of the desserts out on the Thanksgiving table any time.
You could make Thanksgiving dinner EVERY DAY for the next 9 years if you wanted to!
So, head into Thanksgiving with an abundant mindset and see what decisions you make from that place of plenty.
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