Today I’m popping in to answer FOUR common questions I get asked about how to heal your relationship with food and your body.
1. I try so hard to eat healthy during the day and then as soon as I get home I’m straight to the fridge. How can I stop this?
I’m going to start out by saying that when I hear and read that people are ‘trying’ so hard to be healthy I can understand WHY at some point it all collapses. And here’s why: It’s because this ‘trying’ to be healthy is essentially all about restricting.
What do I mean when I say ‘restriction’. Restriction can be emotional (how you feel when you eat something e.g. shame, guilt, self loathing) AND physical (what you’re actually doing e.g. avoiding/ abstaining from sugar).
So it’s only natural that after a certain point in time you WILL only naturally engage in some ‘rebellious’ eating…which is ironic really. But as food is biologically designed to give us pleasure, it doesn’t surprise me at all to see people who have restricted and deprived themselves for some time, eventually permit. …