Mindshift 5: Guilt Makes You Fat
Mindshift 6: The Magic Guilt-Cancelling Word
ACTION STEPS Mindshifts 5 &6
Guilt and shame are so deeply embedded in weight loss culture that starting to change what feels like deeply emotional reactions may feel impossible. Let me tell you that it is not impossible to dismantle. It just takes time. The good(ish) news is that the time is going to pass anyway – wouldn’t you feel better just TRYING to dismantle your toxic guilt? The only alternative is to continue to let it drain your vitality.
All I suggest at first is you notice when you are feeling inappropriate, toxic shame. Equally, when you identify appropriate shame, make sure you do something to make up for your actions – this will make the difference between the two more noticeable.
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