I know you.
You’re smart, hard-working, fun, and have so many things going for you. Maybe it’s a great job, a loving family, a kick-ass social life, or all of the above. On the outside, your life seems great.
Yet, on the inside, you’re miserable.
You’re sick of having thoughts of dieting consume your days. You’re tired of struggling with your weight, battling those “I hate my body” thoughts, and feeling like you just can’t get a handle on your food and eating.
You feel like a failure each time you lose weight and gain it back. You just want to eat “normally” and feel at ease in your body.
You’ve tried everything and nothing has worked.
Are you ready to stop struggling and find freedom around food, feel comfortable in your skin, and become, well…”normal” around food? I can help you get there.
Weekly Blog Post
When you're obsessed with controlling your food intake, body size, and the number on the scale, the concept of “eating what you want” sounds foreign, frightening, and downright impossible. Our biggest fear comes to light: "If I eat what I want, will I gain weight?!".
Left to our own devices, we're convinced that we will inevitably gain 10, 40, 100 pounds.
Our thoughts go something like this:
If I eat what I want, my clothes will no longer fit.
I can't allow myself a dessert today, or I’ll lose control of my diet.
If I don’t carefully monitor my food intake at every meal, I’ll gain weight.
I'm afraid if I let myself eat what I want, I'll lose control and gain 100 pounds.
We think we must control our bodies, or the pounds will pile on. Often times, we translate “eating what we want” to mean “eating everything in sight”.
Because we have put ourselves on a strict food plan, a crazy exercise regime, or obsessively cycled between binging and restricting, we want those things that we’ve deemed forbidden.
We’ve banished cookies from our diets, so we gaze longingly at the bags of Chips Ahoy in the supermarket. Bread, pasta, and carbs are strictly limited in our daily menu, so we wrestle with ourselves when we want to order spaghetti while out to dinner. We’ve mandated that we eat oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast, and struggle when we wake up on Sunday and want chocolate chip pancakes.
What if you DID allow yourself to have pancakes?
Or let yourself eat a few pieces of cake and enjoyed every bite?
Even (*gasp!) ordered fettuccine alfredo at dinner with a side of garlic bread?
Or let yourself have a brownie as your lunch?Read the full post...