Your health is your responsability. As a human being, you
have the choice to put in your stomach whatever you want. It
is YOU and only you that can choose what you want or not to
eat. In other words, it is YOU who chooses to be slim and
fit or not. That is your choice. You need to take 100%
responsability of the way you eat. That’s the beginning of
Now, you’ll say: “I can’t, it is stronger than me” or “look
at this cake, I can’t leave it alone. It needs to be eaten.”
or “It is so good, another one please!”. The question is:
“Why do you eat?” Is it for pleasure or for fuel? After all,
food is just food, but the emotion we attach to food is so
strong that we tend to eat for pleasure or for an emotional
When you eat junk food, subconsciously you say YES! to it.
Let’s learn another word: NO!
Most of us said, “No!” quite well when we were two and we
have grown up to be people pleasers and say “YES!” all the
time. Most of us believe that saying “No” can cost us a lot
in our adult life.
NO! is a powerful word when said at appropriate moments. One
of the best moments to say that powerful NO is when you want
to eat junk food.
Dr. Bob Bodenhamer, co-developer of neuro-semantics said,
“All change in essence boils down to saying ‘No’ to what you
don’t want and ‘Yes’ to what you do want.”
If this statement is correct, each time that you say YES to
junk food, you say, subconsciously of course “I want to be
fat and don’t want to be slim and fit” even if consciously
you really want to be healthy and full of energy.
Words are power and your language is a representation of
your map. Let’s add some choice to your map. The more
choices you have, the more success you will have.
Therefore, let’s learn or re-learn to say this powerful NO!
The results of saying NO to certain foods are: you will have
a sense of control over your own body (you don’t want to be
controlled by it, don’t you?), you will feel more confident,
more self-esteem and eventually you will feel at peace. It
will reinforce your belief that you need to take 100%
responsibility for your own health and nobody will do it for
First, get a good strong representation of saying “No!” to
something. It doesn’t need to be related to food. You will
want to make sure that your No looks, sounds, and feels
congruent and that it truly fits with your beliefs and
Second, to reinforce this powerful NO, find 4 other
situations where you said NO!. It can be as simple “NO, it’s
too late to go out now”. The most important is that it needs
to be congruent. If you are a 100% people pleasers and can’t
find any NO! situations, think of what it would be, how you
would feel and what you would hear if you had the courage to
say NO! to something or someone. This is this kind of NO!
that you need.
Third, Say No! to the junk food. Re-access the “it’s
stronger than me” feeling and once you have it, say No! Do
it congruently, intensely, and repeatedly. And you can keep
on saying No! until you begin to feel that it no longer has
any power to run your programs. Notice how the feeling
diminish and how the desire for the food is far and
To finish, picture yourself already slim and fit. You
already know it’s not hard to do it. Now, say a big “YES!
That’s what I want!”
As you know, you have the power of saying NO! Everybody
does. But we are trapped with some limited old thinking that
eating is for a reward or for pleasure. We are conditioned
to eat for false reasons. When you keep repeating this
pattern, you break some old belief and it comforts you: you
can change, you can do it, can’t you?