Thursday May 18, 2023

15. Why You Don’t Trust Yourself With Food

Relationships that are characterized by control and manipulation stem from a lack of trust. When we are in a relationship with someone we don't trust, we tend to deploy our controlling side. This might look like creating rules to follow, invading the other person's privacy by going through their things, and picking fights.

What does your relationship with food look like? Is that relationship also characterized by control and manipulation? Similar to controlling relationships with other people, controlling relationships with food ALSO stems from a lack of trust. But this lack of trust instead stems from a lack of trust for ONESELF.

When you don't trust yourself with food you may deploy food rules and regulations such as:

  1. no eating after 7pm
  2. no more than 1,600 calories per day
  3. only one serving of bread allowed each day
  4. must exercise at least 5 days per week

I know you think that one day you can food-rule your way into peace and freedom with food, but reflect...has following diets and food rules every brought you peace or has it only made you more obsessed and anxious?

The way to actually arrive at peace and freedom around food is to work on the relationship that you have with yourself and to learn how to develop trust for yourself.


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