How do you relate to food?
is your relationship loving, nurturing, and caring? Or is food something that you eat only to survive? Do you have a tumultuous connection to food that can lead to bingeing for emotional support?
My relationship with food has been all of the above, I associated food with love from a very young age and have since been trying to unravel the relationship. I have broken patterns and taken on new ones. Ive dieted, binged, fasted, juiced, obsessively exercised, and boycotted exercise.
In the end my struggle with food has nothing to do with food really, my struggle has been with myself and learning how to feel. Learning to question my automated actions, and finding the best way to support myself by being with myself, rather then looking externally for something to fill loneliness, emptiness and the list could go on.
Quitting dieting has been one of the most liberating and terrifying things I have ever done. It's giving myself permission to trust that my body will tell me when its had enough. Its learning what hunger and fullness physically feel like, and allowing myself to fumble though the process... mistakes and all!Read More