Food issues, overeating, binge eating, chronic dieting or obsessing about weight or food are rarely about food.
They’re about old patterns, lack of self love, the longing for expression, the need for control, or any number of other deeper issues. Examining these is richly rewarding, even life-changing.
Why isn’t “intuitive eating” enough?
Because for someone who’s never practiced eating intuitively, removing all the rules can be confusing–and sometimes really scary. And it’s often counter-productive: if your body and brain aren’t getting the right nutrients, if your blood sugar is imbalanced and cravings are out of control, if you have undiagnosed food sensitivities, it’s hard to find ease in eating.
Additionally, our bodies are designed to crave real food, as it comes from the ground; but when our supply of nourishment comes from food courts instead of farms, it’s nearly impossible to “listen to your body.” We’ve lost that connection, and it takes time to rebuild.
So, while you’re moving back toward a body-centered, intuitive way of eating, it’s helpful to have guidelines (not strict eating plans) about foods that support you–both physically and emotionally. Bolstered by that knowledge, you can then begin to eat more intuitively—free from food rules, regulations and fears.
Making peace with food.
If you’ve been fighting with food and your body for years and years, you may wonder if it’s possible to change. Here’s what I can promise you:
It’s possible to change even a lifetime of unhealthy eating habits, patterns, obsessions, rituals, neurosis and fears. It’s possible to unwind yourself from the demons that drive you to eat, and eat, and eat, even when you’re not hungry—or the equally hateful ones that make you starve, then binge, then swear off food, then do the same thing all over again.
It’s possible to get off the merry-go-round of diets that have resulted in losing the same 15 pounds again, and again, and again. I know, because I’ve done it, and I’ve seen it done again and again. I’ve watched hundreds of people move from troubled, disordered eating to a happy, peaceful and pleasurable relationship with food, and a renewed connection with their bodies.
You say you want to lose weight (or look hot in a bikini, or command more respect in the boardroom—or bedroom). But who is the “you” that’s dieting?
Another way to ask this is, who are you, inside your body?
That’s what we’ll look at. That’s where the rubber meets the road. And that’s where lasting change starts.
In the process, can you heal digestive issues, stop chronic dieting, end your obsession with food, and even lose that 15 pounds? Absolutely. And the good new is, you can heal them for life.
“During my period of emotional eating, I lost faith in life. I felt empty…I disconnected myself from my emotions. Thank you for helping to re-open my eyes and for rekindling some form of determination in me.” S–
“I have been overweight most of my 60 years and did not think there was any new or different way to view these patterns. Thank you for opening up my mind…” –J
“I’ve been diet-free for 8 months now, and have completely stopped my nighttime binge eating. Thank you for your warmth and compassion…” – KW
“I came to see you for advice on losing weight, but over the past 3 months I’ve learned a lot about myself and my emotions…I feel like I’m in control of food, not the other way around…” – Georgia T.
“Everything about how I eat is totally different…thank you! You truly inspired me…” – Joy R.
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