HOW TO HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD - PART ONE

16 / FEBRUARY / 2022
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

THE SECRET TO DITCHING THE DIET MENTALITY FOR GOOD… 

Do you ever feel like you can’t ‘TREAT YOURSELF’ or it will undo all your hard work? 🙅🏼‍♀️🍫

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy a meal out or two? Or maybe five? Or did you spend it feeling restricted or guilty?? 

Did you know that whether it is chocolate, pizza or just a regular tub of ice cream, if you want to eat the food or not, the choice is actually completely up to you! 

Now that might sound ridiculously obvious, but I cannot tell you how many people I’ve worked with (myself included), that had actually given all their power away to the food!

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

How about instead of focusing on what you can’t have, focus on what you really want! 

Seriously! The amount of times I have actually passed up chocolate, ice cream and cake because I really didn’t feel like it, and other times where I have devoured more than my share! 

There was a time where bingeing was my go to, followed by purging… I won’t even tell you what happened to the poor giant Reese’s pieces peanut butter egg that I ate in one sitting.

But that was before I found the balance I now have. There is no restriction, so there is literally no need to binge or purge. 

I give myself full permission to have what I want, when I want, and this for me is truly FREEING! 

By listening to my body, hunger cues, feeling into whether or not I am wanting the chocolate from a place of lack and emotion, or because I truly want to enjoy it and savour every delicious mouthful, has been a GAME CHANGER! 

And if it worked for me (with my history of ED), then I know it can work for you! 

The more you feel restricted, 🚫 the more your body and mind will fight you! 

Try giving yourself grace and checking in with yourself 🤔 whether you really want the chocolate 🍫 or not, and if you do, ENJOY it! Every mouthful! 😍

ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION

Next time you go to reach for food, any food, ask yourself ‘Is this what is really going to serve me?’ 

The key here is to answer HONESTLY! Listen to what your gut is telling you (like seriously), take that pause and then make your decision from a place of empowerment and completely GUILT FREE! 

You can have your cake 🍰 and eat it too! LITERALLY 🤩

The other thing you want to ask yourself, is WHY do I want the chocolate/wine/pizza? 

Is it to enjoy one with my family or friends?
Is it out of boredom and laziness? 
Is it because I am stressed out?
Is it because I am lonely? 
Is it because I am sad? 
Is it because I am tired?

(You get the idea) 

Start to bring CURIOSITY as to WHY there may be a feeling of GUILT coming up (often it is there far before you even eat the egg – am I right?) 

So, if we address the emotion, the guilt, the underlying reason we are reaching for it, whether that be a quick fix or a delicious treat, then we can prevent the GUILT. 

If that chocolate isn’t going to serve you in the moment, and what you’re really looking for is a hug, or some form of connection, then call a friend, find a flatmate that will give you a hug… it will mean you are giving the body and mind exactly what it wants. 

Then if you still want the chocolate after that, then ENJOY it.

But you can eat it knowing that it isn’t because there is an EMOTIONAL DRIVER or boredom, but actually because the chocolate is what you want! 

= NO GUILT!

Remember, just like ONE SALAD OR SMOOTHIE isn’t going to get you the body of your dreams, ONE SLICE OF PIZZA or four isn’t going to take it away! 

Sending you love, and know that you are never alone!

If you are struggling with emotional eating or feeling guilty around food, flick me a DM! I am happy to help you through it x 

P.S. Stay Tuned for Part Two of How to Ditch The Diet Mentality For Good!

 Also… If you are wanting to support in healing your relationship with food for good back my 12-week signature program Reclaim Your Radiance will be perfect for you! Click here to apply!

Yours in Health,
Sheree xo 

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SHEREE BEAUMONT

Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach I empower women like you to transform their lives, understand their bodies and feel their best from the inside out!

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