Does your life look something like this?
You wake up and immediately strip down naked + pee + do your best to poop and then hop on the scale. It shows you a number you don’t like. Again.
You think to yourself that you have to get this weight off – once and for all – and that you really just can’t be trusted with food. While standing naked on the scale, you decide to start counting calories. Or points. Or maybe you will cut fat grams. Or carbs. Or gluten. Or animal products. Or solid food. Again.
You’ve been around this block a few times, so, this time, you call it a lifestyle change. You clean out the fridge and pantry. You are motivated. Pumped. You have SO got this.
But, within a few weeks (days, hours, minutes), you start tweaking the program and making up your own rules. Eventually, you find yourself at the closest fast food joint ordering the whole fucking menu.
You start to think: Gah. I really need to get control of this whole emotional eating thing. I have to stop that shit. It sabotages me every.single.time.
So, you order (another) book to help you solve the emotional eating problem. You are just going to listen to your body and figure out why you keep overeating. And things start to go well for a while. You see you are eating for reasons other than hunger and you feel certain you are on the right track.
Until you step on the scale. Here we go. Again.
My guess is that you are pretty aware that this isn’t working for you. And that is the most frustrating part about it all. You ask yourself:
Why do I keep doing this to myself?
I just want to fix this so I can get on with my life.
What is wrong with me?
I want to answer those questions for you right here and right now.
You aren’t broken. There is nothing wrong with you. And you don’t need to be fixed.
The reason this keeps happening – over and over again – is that you haven’t been addressing the actual problem.
That’s why I’m so grateful for coaches like Isabel Foxen Duke, founder of Stop Fighting Food — the ultimate resource on “ending the crazy” around food and one of the most unique and talented emotional eating coaches I know.
For me, personally, food and my body have been one of the biggest “issues”, and teachers, in my life.
Just when I think I have it all figured out, I realize there is always more ways to grow with it. One thing I know for sure, though, is that you have to address the root cause of “all the crazy” and Isabel has played a crucial role in that for me.
I thought for most of my life that I truly just couldn’t control myself around food. And after years of yo-yo dieting, I started to believe that if I could just get my “emotional eating” under control, then things would be totally fine.
But, what Isabel helped me see, after all those years (including years of writing and teaching about healing “food issues” myself), I had actually been searching for a solution to the wrong problem.
Which, um, let’s be real here, doesn’t work.
Even though it seems like figuring why you “eat your feelings” is the “right” answer, in a lot of cases, it isn’t always that cut and dry. Because for most women, the roots go even deeper than that.
The truth is that you can’t really heal your relationship with food if you haven’t healed your relationship with your body.
Your relationship with your body is the number one predictor of your relationship with food. That is what is truly at the core of the issue.
And well, you know me, I am all about healing the true core of our unwanted behaviors, since it’s the only thing that really works long term.
So, I wanted to take a moment to point you in the direction of Isabel’s free video training series . This training shares some of her most potent insights on emotional eating, binge-eating, diet-binge cycling (aka yo-yo dieting), and “generally feeling crazy around food.”
Isabel won’t only address your emotional eating patterns — she’ll help you end all the crazy-making food and body thoughts that instigate those patterns to begin with.
Ya know, so food stops tempting, taunting and tantalizing you…and starts just being food.
Knowing Isabel’s work myself, I can attest that this chick knows what she’s talking about and produces serious results for those who are struggling with emotional eating issues — if these are issues you struggle with, I can’t recommend enough that you sign up for her free video training series by clicking here.