So we’re into the New Year with probably the single biggest collective global drinking party and eating binge just behind us.
I don’t know about you but my social media has been full of status updates like,
“Another day of partying today – tomorrow back to healthiness”
“I don’t think I could eat any more chocolate”
“Drinking champagne; well you may as well start the year the way you mean to go on”
“I can’t wait to get back to work so that I can stop eating”
“I’m over the wine but still loving the food!”
And my absolute favourite graphic which said:
“Diet Day 1: I have removed all the bad food from the house. It was delicious”
My question is: WHY is it ok to laugh and joke about this? Why do people think it’s OK to gorge on food that is killing them and actually find it funny? We shouldn’t be doing this to ourselves in the name of ‘fun’, ‘a treat’ or ‘celebration’.
And now that the world has got back to work, everyone has stopped eating and drinking excessively and are attempting to get back to normal. But what is ‘normal’?
Normal is wherever YOUR mindset is at.
It’s what EVERYTHING in your life boils down to.
And we’re all in a different place.
However society DOES NOT help the majority of UK addicts and the festive period is the absolute WORST time for this. We are not supported at this time of year in any way, with all of the eating and partying we are expected to do.
And let’s look at it another way:
Cocaine addiction = illegal = not socially acceptable
Alcohol addiction = LEGAL = totally socially acceptable
Cigarette addiction = LEGAL = becoming much less socially acceptable
Sugar addiction = LEGAL = totally socially acceptable
It’s this insidious aspect to alcohol and sugar addiction that I find so upsetting in our culture. Cocaine addiction is frowned upon and is, therefore, easier to give up because it’s not in every shop and home in the land.
The following was heard on BBC news this week:
“60% of NHS admissions are down to negative lifestyle choices”
And the following is taken from the alcohol concern website:
“Alcohol is 10% of the UK burden of disease and death, making alcohol one of the three biggest lifestyle risk factors for disease and death in the UK, after smoking and obesity”
All three are LEGAL.
What chance do we really have?
However, as we hurtle into the new year most of us are somehow transitioning from unhealthy to healthy; processed foods; alcohol; partying; cigarettes; too much of anything to less. And then of course there are the activities that we feel we should be doing more of; meditation; going to the gym; eating salad.
But can you imagine a time when it doesn’t matter what time of year/day/monthly cycle you’re in? Getting to a point when you simply just do not want to consume anything that dulls you, intoxicates you, or fills you with cancer-causing chemicals. Instead, because you CHOOSE to, you don’t have to fill yourself with rubbish.
And can you imagine ever getting to the point where…
…..YOU ENJOY looking after yourself and treating yourself with the respect that you deserve. You WANT to take care of you and it’s EFFORTLESS. You don’t have to try and do anything, because it comes naturally!
This Is Quantum Sobriety™
Does it sound like the sort of life that you’d like to be living?
Because that is where Quantum Sobriety™ can take you.
We let go of addiction and reset our mind, bringing ourselves back to a neutral place.
Then CHOOSING how we want to live our lives, instead of being dictated to by our past behavior/conditioning/expectations/society.
What you do have to promise me if you want to come on this journey, is that you arrive with an open mind. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been up until this point, make the choice now to calibrate. And then we can build the life of your dreams from the place of unlimited potential.
We’ve just had a totally sugarless festive period. No shop-bought chocolates, cupcakes, sweets, biscuits, mince pies, cake, Christmas pudding, or sugar-laden anything.
And I often hear things like,
“Well I think you should treat yourself at Christmas”
“Why don’t you have a little bit of what you really want on a special occasion”
If you think about saying the above two sentences to an ex alcohol/drug addict; someone who has been sober/clean all year,
It would be ridiculous = YES
Unheard of = YES
Out of order = YES
So WHY is it ok to say or assume this with sugar? Which is the same as any other drug, and just as addictive as cocaine. I’ve been addicted to both by the way, and from experience I can say that they both pull you in with a seductive lure promising pure pleasure. And they both do briefly. That is the thing with addiction, it DOES give you pleasure as the substance relieves your withdrawal. You DO get something but the payoff is so great, so unbalanced, and the following low so much lower than the high ever was.
That is addiction.
…whatever the substance.
And if you’re wondering what on earth we ate over the festive period, we enjoyed homemade chocolate cake, mince pies, chocolates and cream. All sugar, gluten, dairy and process-free.
You see once you make the decision that you are WORTH IT, that you DESERVE the best health; most happiness; fit and strong body; you do not want to feed it rubbish. You learn how to prepare cake from scratch and you eat it guilt-free.
You get on the scales on the 4th January and they’ve not budged.
You get up early every day feeling and looking amazing, full of energy, and younger every day.
And do you know what, it’s EASY.
Because of your mindset.
You see how stupid it is to eat certain foods just because it’s Christmas.
You no longer believe the adverts on TV and realise that they are trying to SELL you their product to make money; even if they say it’s healthy: that’s just a marketing ploy!
There are no adverts for fruits, vegetables or nuts you’ll notice.
Why do you ‘treat’ yourself to crap food?
Do you treat yourself to a bad holiday? Or an awful haircut? How about an abusive partner?
Of course not!
What you will find when you take sugar/alcohol/nicotine out of your diet is, just like cocaine, you crave it in the beginning but then as the substance starts to leave your system completely you are left only with the mental triggers and conditioning.
Depending on HOW you deal with your change of behaviour, you will either:
a) Struggle horribly because you believe that you’re going without
b) Thrive because you fully embrace your decision by changing your MINDSET
Choose The Easy Path
This is what I see over and over again on our program with those wanting to give up alcohol, sugar etc…
There are two paths and I want to show you the EASY ONE.
One that, once the substance has left your body, you will see and embrace the amazing person that you are underneath the torment that your addiction has been afflicting on you.
I believe we are all on the scale of addiction.
And whether it’s to sugar, cocaine, over-eating, alcohol or work, Quantum Sobriety™ can be a support for you. With the online program beginning on the 1st February 2016, Saturday workshops throughout the year, monthly residential retreats and a secret Facebook group for anyone signed up to any or all of the programs, there is year-round support from the Quantum Team.
Watch my video about the online program, which starts in a couple of weeks, here:
I’d love for you to join our growing community, and here are some testimonials from those that have already been through our program,
“I can’t really put into words how grateful I am for what you have taught me. Jo is so inspiring, down to earth and focused. She is living proof that you can overcome addiction and create an amazing life. This experience has been so healing, thanks for everything!” Louise
“The time I spent at Inner Guidance are going to be with me forever. It has been the most difficult year that I can remember (2015).
With the support of a fantastic team, Jo De Rosa has around her, they have helped me to become a better person. Made me the person I am! It was tough, a lot of buried feelings and emotions had to be released and with their guidance and expert knowledge they are gone. A big line in the sand to the past and a future with Love and without fear. Dream my reality!!” Richard
“I would recommend this program for anyone who wants to get off the merry-go-round of addiction and start a new life. I have.” Michelle
“Life-changing experience. You will enter your inner self and find your essence. For anyone thinking of attending the residential retreat, you will feel refreshed, rejoiced and ready to change the way you are if you go for it!” Gary
My new website launched on 22nd December with some great feedback thus far, and there is already some interesting conversation happening on the new Facebook page. Lets connect and get you living a life FREE and healthy as quickly as possible!
Have a wonderful day xx
Copyright: Jo De Rosa 2015