Changed My Relationship with Food

Changed My Relationship with Food 1New Year, new me, wipe the slate clean and begin anew but this time taking all that I have learned along with me. Leaving behind all that didn’t work and joyfully balancing my suitcase full of beliefs, passions, understanding, habits and aches, pains, poorer hearing, and intense love/hate feelings about self.

This is it. This is the year I am finally going to come face to face with my lack of will power and love of food. What’s not to love? It is always there for me. I don’t have to get dressed up and try and hide any physical imperfections, no make-up needed. No judgments about how I spend my time or the tone of voice I use, or how active or inactive I am. I can read what I want and watch any stupid TV program I want. Food will still be there, my friend. Offering me solace, and warmth and a sense of completeness. I am not alone! I am with and full of, and fully engaged with food; either buying it or putting it away or cooking it, my BFF. And I thought it loved me back.

Lately my BFF has been causing me some problems. My clothes are getting tight and it is harder to go up and down the stairs, and my dog wants me to walk faster but I get tired too fast and have to cut the walk short which he hates. What to do! I have to walk up and down stairs to get to my bedroom and to the washer/dryer and to go outside. My dog needs exercise and I can’t afford to replace all the pants in my closet. What kind of love is this? My stomach hurts a lot of the time and I am spending quite a lot of time in the bathroom(s) of wherever I am.

I don’t think I ever understood how to really be good friends with food.

I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, within reason. Or anyway within my reason, which meant I stopped when I was full. The only problem was, as I got older it was harder and harder to tell when I was full, as I wasn’t just eating to assuage hunger but also to feel good. There is always room for “feel good food”. Right! As life got harder and more complicated I too got closer to food.

I mostly knew this wasn’t working well for me but it sure is hard to change a good tasting ingrained habit with my conscious mind. I worked at it and for a time and it paid off. I was able to maintain a low weight for years and then WHAM BAM! Without even noticing I was back up. I have pants in my closet ranging in size from 6-16. This has gone on for many years. Getting headaches from certain food didn’t stop me. Stomachaches, poor elimination, postnasal drip, acne, none of these reactions to foods stopped me.

I have done all kinds of diets and have been successful. I am a master dieter. I can do anything as long as there is an end date. As soon as the diet was over I had a really good time enjoying all the food I had deprived myself of during the diet. Ding, dong the diet is over, let’s eat! Was my motto!

I even tried Hypnosis. That worked really well for a number of years but again it didn’t last.

About 7 years ago I learned more about hypnosis and why hypnosis for weight loss didn’t last for me and now I’ve put what I have learned into practice.

I am bringing this understanding into 2017 with me. I learned that as long as I only look at the symptom and work only with that I will never be successful in making lasting change. And that is what I want. I don’t want to keep doing this yoyo thing. I am sick of it.

I have learned how to work with the subconscious mind to address the underlying limiting beliefs that led to the attitude that FOOD is my BFF. I understand the attraction of distraction from uncomfortable feelings. For me it is finally falling into place in a way that makes sense and feels right.

In November I started with that deep hypnosis and I learned about what food meant to my little one which led to a strong desire to change my eating habits. I told food that I wanted a new relationship; a more respectful one, a relationship that nourished my body without hurting it.

The second thing hypnosis helped me to do was to stop eating sugar. This was huge. I was a sugar addict. I can’t think of anything I didn’t put sugar on or in.

It was two weeks of horrible headaches and an irritating personality but at the end of it I felt so good. (And my family heaved a big sigh of relief!). I then stopped eating other carbs. No bread, white potatoes, pasta, rice, or other grains. And with hypnosis I didn’t mind. I found I wasn’t interested in these foods. I had used hypnosis to rid myself of the limiting beliefs that kept me stuck in the viscous cycle of diets and I also found I lost all cravings for certain foods.

Again, I credit hypnosis with my ability to make changes easily and without any feelings of deprivation. It has been 3 months and I have lost 26 lbs. My goal is to eat well and listen to my stomach when it tells me to stop eating. All I can say is it has never been this easy and I have not felt this good in the past. I am not anxious to lose the weight as fast as possible, as I have been in the past.   Rather now, I have a knowing that I will one of these days be at a healthy weight for my age and height and body type. It will take as long as it takes. This time I am enjoying the journey. I am feeling better and better as I have changed my relationship with food forever. I feel strong and emotionally healthy, back in control.    Finally I have a healthy relationship with food.  I am going to do this forever because it feels so good and is so easy!

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Laney Coulter

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