The big question is, what hurts more? Dieting, restricting, binging, yo-yo-ing, beating yourself up, consumed with thoughts about food and your body? OR Letting go of control, perfection, food rules, dieting, and accepting and loving your body instead? It can be extremely uncomfortable letting go of control, food rules, and dieting especially since you might not… Continue reading What Hurts More: Change or Remaining the Same?
One of my clients recently said to me, "It's hard to stop binge eating, because I actually look forward to the pleasure it gives me, even if it's temporary". This is a completely normal feeling and response to making big changes, and shifting habitual patterns. These habits are there to keep you safe and comfortable.… Continue reading Comfort and Pleasure vs. Health and Abundance
I have held on to a lot of shame and guilt, for many years as I struggled in silence with an eating disorder, body dysmorphia, and an obsessive control over food and my body. The more I engaged in these behaviors, the more shameful I became. I was sad, depressed, frustrated and began isolating myself.… Continue reading Let Go of Shame: The First Step to Recovery