After working with hundreds of women and hearing about their struggles with food and what it's been like breaking free from food obsession we know that one thing is true. It's life-altering!
The things that open up in the rest of your life are incredible. You literally begin to live a life you never thought was possible!
Here are 5 unbelievable things you get when you stop obsessing about food:
What!?! You get more time?! Yes! You would be surprised at how much time you spend agonizing over food. Let's think about it. . . It takes you way more time than normal to decide what to eat. First you have to analyze what's IN your choices, what's the healthiest choice, then you think about what you want, but you can't have that so then you think about choosing a different option, but that doesn't really sound good. Back and forth in your brain you go. Whatever you decide on is either not what you wanted or "bad" for you. Resulting in you constantly thinking about what to eat next or feeling guilty. When you stop obsessing you get in touch with your body, you crave nutritious foods and you don't spend all of our valuable time feeling guilty!
Obsessing over food means you don't trust your body to tell you what to eat, when to eat, or how much to eat. You don't believe it's possible that your body knows best because you crave a cookie and eat it. That trust turns into not trusting yourself in other areas of your life. When you stop obsessing over food you start to realize that you can trust yourself with food and can trust yourself in all areas of your life. Woo hoo! Confidence! You stop "failing at dieting" and you stop telling yourself you're a failure at life because you can't stick to eating "perfectly" all the time.
You get love. You're probably wondering how that's possible! Let's be real, obsessing about food is totally correlated to obsessing about your body. One comes with the other. When you stop obsessing about your body you can actually take compliments. You can actually believe someone when they say you're beautiful and they love you, instead of brushing them off because you think you're not beautiful or loveable. When you stop obsessing about food you actually begin to love yourself.
When you're constantly obsessing about food you do one of two things: you eat a lot of foods you don't actually enjoy OR you eat foods you enjoy, but feel so guilty or bad that you don't even enjoy them. When you stop obsessing about food you learn to enjoy food and choose foods that nourish you and taste good at the same time. Then you take that into the rest of your life and you search, find, and put pleasure into all areas of your life.
5. Reduce stress
Let's get real here. When you walk around scrutinizing everything you want to eat, everything you just ate, and everything you have to do to make up for what you just ate you stress yourself out! Your body literally produces cortisol which makes all those thoughts, feelings and emotions you have about food even worse. When you stop obsessing, eating becomes a small part of your day, not the whole day. You stop producing stress hormones, you feel happier, and you feel better about yourself.
6. You get what you want
What do you mean?!? When you stop obsessing over food you learn to ask for exactly what you want. You learn that having food the exact way you want it makes you feel amazing and it's worth it! As we mentioned in #2, you start to trust yourself and realize that you know exactly what you want to eat and what you want in your relationships and your life. You make it a point to ask for what you want and you start to receive it!
So are you ready to be free from food obsession?? We have a special treat for you! It's 7 Days of Food Freedom an amazing interactive journal that will take you through the simple steps to free yourself from food obsession.
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Hannah & Marisa