I am totally convinced that we know when we are eating too much. We just can't stop; we don't have the power. We also know when we need to get up out of the chair and move around. We know we need to have some physical activity every day in order to feel good and stay healthy. You know these things, don't you? You would act on them if you could, right? Do you truly wish you could change enough to make a commitment and just do it, if only you had the power?
Ask your soul for the freedom and the ability to give up this self-destructive behavior. Ask the universe (God, in other words) for the power to be your best. The truth is, the power is deep inside you, because you are powerfully created by God. Know this truth. Accept the miraculous reality that is given to you, the God-given strength to eat less, be active, and live a complete life – the life that God intends for you.
The Twelve Step program teaches us, in the very first step, that we are "powerless." That we cannot stop our compulsive behaviors ourselves. I share this belief. I cannot and do not have the power, myself, to stop. That's why I need God. That's why I was able to lose 150 pounds and keep it off.