Anxiously watching the clock at work, obsessing about food again, mind raced…is it time to eat? I think I’m hungry. Should I be hungry? What should I eat? What can I have? what can’t I have?…
Food wasn’t a part of my life. It was my life. It was my best friend. It was my worst enemy. It controlled my social plans, my attention and my self esteem.
If I was doing “good” with my food, I was good. If I was doing “bad” with my food, I was bad – as simple as that.
But it wasn’t simple. It wasn’t simple at all. I had spent over 2 decades trying to figure out what to eat, how to lose weight and why I couldn’t just eat normally like everyone else.
But food seemed to consume all of my thoughts and my energy.
I could count calories in my sleep. I obsessed over labels – over fat grams – or was it sugar grams, or overall carbs…well it depended on the diet of the day…
But the more I restricted and regulated and deprived and disciplined, the less and less I trusted myself.
Because not matter how much conviction I’d start with, I’d end up getting a case of the “eff-its” and something else would take over and I’d go reward myself with the very food I’d been trying not to eat!
Can you relate?
If you can, then you also might relate to being so frustrated because you’ve done so much inner and yet you’re still dealing with this. That’s how it was for me.
If that’s ringing true for you too, then I want to share with you what worked for me to actually get free and have a healthy relationship with food.
Here’s what it took for me:
I had to get real and honest with myself that my way of doing things wasn’t working
I had to get clarity on what I was missing that was keeping me stuck
I had to ask for help
That last part was the hardest for me because as a health and fitness expert I was embarrassed about my relationship with food and I felt like I should be able to figure this out and control things.
But eventually, the emptiness and exhaustion got the better of me and I was finally ready to just be done with it and find out what I was missing.
If you’re at that place too, then I want to give you a tool that I wish someone had given me back then. It would have saved me years of heartache and pain.
That tool is a free self-assessment I created for women just like us to help you see where you’re on track and where you might be getting stuck when it comes to getting free from food obsession and addiction.
You can take it right here: http://freefromfoodaddictionas
Bottom line (that I found out the long and hard way) is you really don’t have to manage, control and obsess about food for the rest of your life or do it alone.
You don’t have to live in that good/bad cycle where you’re constantly beating yourself up and feeling guilty.
You really can be free.
All it takes is you being ready to get honest about where you’re at. That’s truly all you need. Just enough readiness to start getting real. If you’re ready to do that, then you really can be free because the path of freedom is really a path that takes you back to you – the real you.
So don’t even worry f you’re the type who tends to get anxious or overwhelmed when you think about tackling this food problem or giving up the only thing that give you a sense of comfort. Just know this too:
You don’t have to give that stuff up in order to get on the path of freedom.
All you need to do is be willing to take that very first tiny action step, of getting honest with yourself. That’s it.
So don’t worry about what you’re going to eat and what it means if you are a food addict and what you’re going to have to do about it. None of that matters right now. Just BE HERE NOW. And do the very next thing right in front of you.
That‘s what I needed to do, so I’m telling you from experience that it works to do it.
The good news is that once you actually get on the path of real freedom, you’ll receive so many tools and support to help you navigate the overwhelm and anxiety so it no longer holds you back.
But for now, just take a deep breath, decide if you’re willing to get honest with yourself, and if you are, then just take this self-assessment to see where you might be stuck.
It’s designed to not only deliver you valuable information about where you’re on track and where you’re holding back or getting stuck, but I also includes customized tools and resources based on your results that can help you right where you are.
So if that small step sounds doable, then you can go ahead and take the self-assessment right here: http://freefromfoodaddictionas
I’m holding the vision of your freedom from food addiction and obsession. Because I know what’s possible – I’ve experienced it in my life and seen it in the lives of the women I have the honor to work with.
I watch them feeling lighter, gaining more confidence and being more comfortable in their skin and I want the same for you.
So give that doubting part of you a loving nod – it’s doing its best to try and keep you safe – and consider this message a love-tap from the universe, ushering you to your next level of freedom, fulfillment and fun 🙂
In dedication of all things raw, real and recovered,