I struggled with food, not only my love of food but the excuses I made around it. A lot of people won’t admit they have an unhealthy relationship with food. We need to understand that an eating disorder is so much more than anorexia and bulimia. One of the hardest things I dealt with was binge eating, one of the most common reasons for binge eating is an attempt to manage unpleasant emotions such as stress, depression, loneliness, fear, and anxiety. When you have a bad day, it can seem like food is your only friend.
This is one of the reasons why I’m very passionate about detoxing from diet culture. Eating disorders are mental health conditions, and the brain and the gut are related and research has shown a connection.
Why I do what I do is because I have been there, the yoyo weight, the dry skin, the headaches, the death sentence, the unanswered questions, hair falling out, dark circles, unexplained sicknesses, the vicious cycle of prescriptions and pain meds that left me feeling like a lab rat. Skipping meals, making excuses for not eating or overeating. I want to teach my daughters and my son to break the generational curses of love, acceptance, spiritual, financial, and diet culture.
❣️ I want my kids to grow up knowing that every body is beautiful and deserves to be loved but it starts within
❣️ I want kids to eat freely and enjoy their food for taste, not worried they will have to diet, detox, count calories, restrict food groups, purge or they will gain weight
❣️To order a meal or a dessert and feel satisfied with out eating it all or even eating it all without the guilt
❣️ I want them to go shopping without feeling anxious or nervous or afraid to look in the mirror or be embarrassed or ashamed
❣️To be able to plan a trip and pick clothes that they love and feel amazing in and not worry about hiding their imperfections
❣️To love themselves enough that they can accept love and compliments
And I now know if I hadn’t addressed it, I would never be able to help them, I don’t have all the answers, and sometimes I want to throw in the towel because it seems no one cares but me and no one truly wants change, but I refuse to let my babies down. They keep reminding me that someone is watching… and I know it’s them 💖 Is there something you have or want to change for not just yourself but maybe your family?