Let’s talk about our relationship with food. I don’t know about you but I have had a very tumultuous history with my relationship with food, and it’s still absolutely a work in progress. One of my fave saying is PROGRESS not PERFECTION and I really try to apply this to myself in all walks of life !
It’s a horrible thought to have food controlling you – this is common but most definitely not normal. We need to take control of this and turn it around! Here are my top 4 tips to take control of your relationship with food:
1. Say YES! Deprivation does not work. Amen. (ps there are scientific studies that show this)
2. Eat real food, not diet food. Eating plenty of healthy fats and protein keeps you satiated/satisfied/complete. And that means less likely to always be thinking about food.
3. Send the negative chatter away! Tell ‘her’ you don’t want to play with her anymore. Fill your cup with self-love, positive self-talk, tell yourself what a rockstar you are and what a great job you’re doing. Speak to yourself like you would to a best friend!! And this means less likely to get into the emotional eating/binge/hate yourself/binge cycle.
4. Celebrate food and your appetite! If you didn’t have an appetite you would be dead. Eat real, whole foods which nourish your body fuel your organs. Over time you will realise that eating like this feels good! Above all, human beings are not perfect – it’s about PROGRESS not PERFECTION.
If you find that you are struggling with your relationship with food, I would love to help you. Find out more here.