If you had to describe your relationship with food in one word, what would it be??
Just typing that question immediately brings me back to the dark days.
If I had to answer that a few years ago, I’d say dysfunctional (would tag an AF at the end, but that’s more than one word).
Your relationship with food is an evolving process
When I reflect back on my journey, my interaction with food is something that always sticks out in my mind.
It was such a source of internal struggle for me.
I spent years being obsessed. Years of black and white thinking, years of food anxiety, years of guilt and shame. Years of punishing myself based on food choices.
Then, the pendulum swung hard in the other direction.
And, I spent years glorifying shitty food. Years filling my body with absolute crap just because I could.
Fast forward to today, and I’m still a work in progress.
However, the current circumstances are really putting your relationship with food on front street.
There’s no avoiding it anymore. There’s no dancing around the issue.
It’s being highlighted.
My relationship with food was consistently the limiting factor for me being able to see the results I wanted while maintaining peace of mind.
I’m grateful for doing the internal work to get there, and it still takes work every day.
It’s worth it.
You can only hide from your food relationship for so long.
The good news is that you can repair that relationship.
I spent the better part of a decade with a disordered relationship with food, exercise, and my body.
Now, I’m in a MUCH better place with all 3.
The first thing to do is assess your food relationship right now.
What words would you use to describe it? Do you have the ability to JUST EAT without over analyzing, stressing, feeling guilty, or categorizing your choices as good or bad?
One of the silver linings of this whole situation is that you are being forced to confront your relationship with food. Don’t run from it.