Have you ever felt like you love AND hate food?
Like, you love it so much that you hate it because you feel so out of control when it comes to what you are putting in your body?
You love sweets and salty foods, decadent and delicious foods, and it seems like no matter what you do you’re surrounded by temptation ALL of the time.
In today’s world it can be SO hard to eat healthy and actually enjoy it.
But let me tell you, it’s TOTALLY possible and can even be easy and fun.
You see, I’ve struggled with my relationship to food since I was a teenager.
I used it for comfort, numbing or a way to have some control.
When I felt stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed I would eat chips, cookies, and fast food.
When I was feeling hurt, sad, or mad I would use food as a way to avoid dealing with my feelings or the current circumstances.
When I felt like my body was no longer it’s normal “slim and slender” self and it no longer matched the image society and media glamorize, I used food as a way to feel like I had control over my body. I’d restrict or deprive myself, and then binge and allow, and went on to repeat this cycle again and again.
I spent years living this way with very little awareness of it.
I tried diet after diet, cleanse after cleanse, and even tried a few diet pills.
The thing is, I was never overweight and I’m not really sure why I became so obsessed with losing weight, but I know this is a struggle that so many women continue to battle.