Eating disorders are increasing, especially in our teenagers and sadly often beginning in the tween years. I myself suffered from bulimia for a few years in my teens and the mental control food has for many people often stays forever. How many times have you said ‘I hate my body’?
Food can be an addiction.
Starving yourself can be an addiction.
Gorging yourself can be an addiction.
Emotions often control these addictions.
Food is a part of our everyday life. There is no way of avoiding it. Some say we need to have 3 meals a day. Some say we should graze all day. Some say 6 small meals a day. There is no right answer but the simple fact is, we need food to keep us alive and healthy. So isn’t it logical that being such a major part of our everyday, we should develop a strong relationship with food.
It is time to eat for health, not for weight. I
t is time to start with what is inside first before we look to the outer.
It is time to build a healthy relationship with food that will sustain you for the rest of your life.
It is time to stop saying “I hate my body” and start
loving even liking it as the mind a powerful tool.
Stop starving your body.
Stop punishing your body.
Stop comparing your body.
Stop hating your body.
From the age of 8 years old, when kids in the playground called me ‘Fat Nat’, I didn’t know how to have a positive relationship with food. I was either dieting, starving myself, throwing up or punishing my body with immense hatred. I wish I knew how to have a happy relationship with food as a child as sometimes I fall back to my old ways, even in my 40’s. Eating disorders become so inbred into our makeup, it is difficult to completely shake it.
So it’s time the next generation believed in the importance of a healthy relationship with food. Hey, it will be with you all your life, why not make it a positive one.
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