Relationships with FOOD???? Yes. Bad ones even. Good ones even.

I ran across this woman’s blog the other day and I absolutely LOVE how she described food addiction and emotional eating. I believe that I am not the only one in my circle of family and friends that suffered/s with this plague (and in all of AMERICA). Food is so readily available, we can use it to numb our senses and emotions to the point of abuse. Abusing our bodies, abusing our minds, stuffing our emotions away for another- less food abundant- day. A day when we have to really FACE the emotions, learn about ourselves without the comfort of food. Find out how to deal with the emotions, the depressions, the sadness, the frustrations, whatever it may be. This woman talks about how to have a “relationship” with food- cause after all- you need it to live. Don’t live in FEAR of it. Read it. I’m tellin’ ya. Its worth a read.

http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/my-weight-loss-journey/my-first-visit-with-a-nutritionist/

PLEASE comment on what you thought was GOOD about this link. I could go on and on about what I think… but I honestly want to know what YOU think.

Comments

  1. Robyn June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I just have to comment myself on this. Ever since I read this, I have been thinking about foods I have developed a "your evil" "you make me fat" relationship with, but that are foods that I LOVE. I love how the nutritionist suggests reintroducing these foods into this woman's eating pattern (hate to use the word DIET, freaks soooo many people out… anyway…) to stop negative relationships in her mind with any foods. I took this advice, and this week have enjoyed SMALL portions of chocolate with brownie ice cream, potato chips, and even had a late night snack! I was pleased to find that I had total power over myself and didn't feel any urgings to have more but that it was as it should be. A SMALL TREAT. Not portions worthy of a meal, not eating them because I was hungry, just having a small TREAT in the middle of my day that I enjoyed but didn't indulge in at all. It was nice! And guess WHAT!!??? I didn't gain a POUND! I know…. holy cow…. right!???

  2. Robyn June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I just have to comment myself on this. Ever since I read this, I have been thinking about foods I have developed a "your evil" "you make me fat" relationship with, but that are foods that I LOVE. I love how the nutritionist suggests reintroducing these foods into this woman's eating pattern (hate to use the word DIET, freaks soooo many people out… anyway…) to stop negative relationships in her mind with any foods. I took this advice, and this week have enjoyed SMALL portions of chocolate with brownie ice cream, potato chips, and even had a late night snack! I was pleased to find that I had total power over myself and didn't feel any urgings to have more but that it was as it should be. A SMALL TREAT. Not portions worthy of a meal, not eating them because I was hungry, just having a small TREAT in the middle of my day that I enjoyed but didn't indulge in at all. It was nice! And guess WHAT!!??? I didn't gain a POUND! I know…. holy cow…. right!???

  3. Jeanne Anderson June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Wow! I think I need to digest that a little bit more. That's a lot to chew on Rob! 🙂 I never realized how much emotions and feelings went into food. What a paradigm shift! I still have a ways to go from not thinking a Red Velvet Cupcake is not an evil thing. No wonder so many of us are so screwed up with food. I see that cupcake and think…"Oh that looks yummy! I want it sooo bad..but that's why I'm fat! I can't…I shouldn't…oh what the heck…I'll start dieting tomorrow." How can you enjoy something truly if with every bite you are telling yourself what an awful person you are for eating it! I've got some major work to do, but this gals blog is so inspiring!! And actually helpful in a very real life sort of a way.

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