Talk about overwhelming. What is one to say on her first blog?! What life changing words can I impart to the two or three of you reading this? Well.... here goes!
I'm going to keep it short and simple:
It's not about the food.
Very few of you really have food issues when it comes to eating. When I said this to a new client she replied, "What?!! Food and I have a very tumultuous relationship!. My therapist says I have disordered eating and am addicted to food."
Here's my reply:
You don't have an eating disorder. You have a body image disorder. It's the relationship you have with your body that is disordered. Food is neutral. You've created a monster out of food in an effort to fix the relationship you have with your body. Here's what you have in store for you:
You are going to just keep going in circles, monitoring, counting, scrutinizing, restricting, controlling, bingeing and hating on food until you decide to really deal with the issue.
What is the issue? Your dysfunctional relationship with your body.
How do you fix it? Stay tuned! It's a journey you don't want to miss.