Despite the fact I’m a food and a body image coach helping women to stop feeling crazy around food and their body, I’m still a human.
Which means that I too have days where accepting my body is bloody haaarrrrd. Days where I worry that I’ve eaten ‘too much’ or that the cupcake I just ate was ‘bad’.
The other day I was out with friends enjoying a post pilates breakfast. I found myself inhaling an iced cinnamon scroll (inhaling + food isn’t the eating pattern I practice these days so this was the first ‘red flag’). Then I immediately started thinking ‘Oh shit! My stomach feels huge’.
It has been a loooong time since I’ve felt this behavioural reaction to food and my body. Since these days which you can read of here I’ve been practicing a plethora of different ways to eat sans the ‘craziness’ around food.
If you’ve been following my work for some time now, you’ll know that I believe that a majority of the reasons why food is your frenemy is because of some underlying body hate.
To some degree or another, it’s this dissatisfaction with our bodies, and the resulting belief that we are our bodies (i.e our bodies represent our values, self worth, talents, success, intelligence etc), that causes women to want to control themselves through food….