I use to focus on food with the hopes that it would transform the way I felt, and ultimately my life. I would dive deep in the world of diets, exploring and studying every answer to every symptom I self diagnosed. The extra weight? The depression? The need to binge eat? Its gotta be my diet, right? Yep, years spent searching for the answer to my host of problems, while mentally exhausting myself trying to be fixed.
Do you find yourself constantly looking for a new diet to follow, only to self sabotage before seeing any results? You had all the tools in front of you, but couldn't find the motivation to stick with it?
The lovely PurelyTwins asked me to be apart of their Soul Sister Chat series.
No messing around here, we talked about disordered eating, why simplicity is truly the key to transformation, and why you shouldn't overwhelm yourself with self development tools.
Lets talk about 'the struggle'. We all have one or many, and it can suck you of time, energy and even cost you relationships. Mine was my health and weight. So naturally I spent hours studying what to do, how to do it, and chase any shiny object that had the answers to my problem. This led me to becoming a Nutritionist. I mean if you're an expert thats got to get rid of the struggle, right?
You wake up Monday morning, you ate a ton of "bad food" on the weekend, you feel sluggish and bloated. Those temporary enjoyments are leaving you full of regret. What do you automatically do? Most plan drastic actions to undo the damage. You plan on "good behavior" all week, salads, workouts, juices etc. Sound familiar?
It starts with a craving, a little voice telling you to reach for something more. You've finished your meal, no signs of hunger but you start feeling snacky. You open the fridge grab some fruit..nope, not satisfied. You move to the cupboard, its got to be salty you are after, you grab the half eaten bag of chips, better polish it off. You know whats great with salty? Something sweet! Back to the freezer, ice creams calling.