The more you try to control food – the more it ends up controlling you.
You want to lose weight so you restrict calories and cut out fun foods.
You make eating choices based on what it will do to your weight.
Your next meal either can’t come soon enough or it never sounds satisfying.
You stress about social situations that involve food or you avoid them altogether.
You think about food constantly.
Food is no longer food to you anymore – it’s just a means to an end.
In an effort to control food you are now at its mercy. So much of your waking energy is spent trying to solve an unnecessary puzzle of your own creation.
But the puzzle never gets solved because you’re trying to control something that doesn’t need to be controlled.
Food is a relationship. It’s based on mutual respect.
Once you try to control it, it fights back and tries to control you. Your eating becomes disordered.
The only way out of this trap is through perspective… Continue Reading