Many of my prospective clients email me telling me they have ‘had enough’ of this food thing, which generally means worrying about food, obsessing about food, feeling like food is controlling their life and feeling like there’s nothing that can be done about all of the above.
Warning: I’m severely jet lagged and incredibly inspired (a killer combination- but let’s let this post determine if that’s actually the case), so I’m going to give this to you straight:
This ‘food thing’ is happening because in some way shape or form you’re allowing it to happen.
And I hope you don’t take that message with a side serve of guilt…because if you do you ARE going to miss the whole point of this post.
What I mean is likened to the whole idea of jumping ‘on the wagon’- with your wagon being your ‘story’, which is the real reason why you have had enough of this ‘food thing’.
This goes without saying, but it needs to be said because logic doesn’t always inform behaviour and/or create behavioural change:
If you choose not to get onto ‘your’ wagon, stay on it or be strapped to it, then there won’t be a ride to be had in the first place.
You’re where you are with food for a reason (likely many reasons). At the core of all your ‘issue/s’ is a reason ‘why’ you have wound up with the relationship you have with food today. If you have followed my work for a while now you will know that I hold firm that we use food as a coping mechanism for something extraneous that is causing us to feel something we find incredibly difficult to tolerate (namely fear, vulnerability and shame)….