Improve Your Relationship with Food
Improving your relationship with food is a journey. Society, your upbringing, or other factors may contribute to some preconceived notions of what you believe a healthy diet is. Perhaps you’ve tried multiple diets, lost weight, and had a hard time maintaining the weight loss. Maybe you have found yourself in the diet and binge cycle over and over again. Being stuck into this perpetual downward cycle negatively affects your emotional and physical health. It can be a slippery slope that can lead clients to adopt an unhealthy diet mentality and try to meet impossible goals aimed at quick fixes instead of treating the root cause.
If you find you are consistently using food as the only coping mechanism to deal with negative feelings, it may be time to seek help. Expanding your skills with dealing with emotions can help you work through emotional eating. I help my clients overcome different struggles they are facing with emotional eating and learn new coping mechanisms.
Many of my clients are dealing with digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, or bloating. I help work through these struggles as we work on repairing your relationship with food.
I understand your struggles
I have also struggled with my relationship with food and body image. At the peak of my struggles, food preoccupied so much of my thoughts. I would closely watch my intake and attempted to restrict what I was eating. Restricting my calories would often lead to overeating or bingeing, where I felt out of control. I often thought, why can’t I have more willpower!
I remember I had a challenging time keeping my favourite foods in the house as I felt it was an addiction. It became difficult to enjoy meals with friends and family due to my anxiety at meals. I was constantly applying an intake versus output mentality. Meaning that if I ate “x” amount of calories that I perceived as extra from my daily needs, then I would have to do a certain amount of exercise to burn it off. In my mind, I needed to exercise to be deserving of eating my favourite foods.
I am now in a place where I am at peace with food and my body. I eat meals that I enjoy without guilt and feel comfortable with keeping my favourite foods in the house. I listen and respect my body’s hunger and fullness cues.
You are capable and deserving
You are capable of overcoming the struggles that you are having and getting to a place where you are at peace with food. You can get to a place where you can enjoy meals with friends and family. It is possible to have your favourite foods in the house and not feel out of control or a sense of guilt when eating them.
You are deserving to have more energy to enjoy life and pursue your dreams. To focus more on your family, career, friendships, and other aspects of your life. Food does not need to consume so much of your time and thoughts. You are deserving of so much more!