As you may have heard me confess before, I have struggled in the past with binge eating. It became my full time job trying to solve the problem, I could bore you with all of the tactics, tools and things I tried but why don’t we cut to the fact that the biggest shift happened when I realized:
I called my best friend last week, “I’m done with food, I don’t want to tell people what to eat.” A thought that has been eating away at me for the past few months. I can’t deny the fact every sign and gut wrenching thought telling me its not what people need. You see when I start working with a new client they immediately want a plan, THE plan
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.
I had a big wake up call when I was cleaning off my book shelf last weekend. Dust covered the collection I accumulated throughout my 20's, hundreds of dollars worth. I took a second to be grateful for the handful of tips that truly helped me, but then I got angry. I started to see the subtle ways the self development industry is somewhat turning into the diet industry.
Everything you need to know about nutrition is a google click a way. I did not become a Nutritionist to learn more about what’s good and bad for you in terms of food. What drew me to food was the story behind what we put on our plate.
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?