Going From Binge Eating to Having a Healthy Relationship With Food: The Chocolate Example
Do you like sweets? I do too. I’m not even going to try to deny it. If you gave me the choice between something sweet, drinking alcohol or having something savory, hands down I would choose the sweet stuff. When I was in my teens and 20’s, I could easily have a whole Crunch bar in a sitting and trust, I had no problem regularly having pastries. Especially us Latinos, we love our bread! The problem was that I always ended paying the price for it with my waistline. Now that I’ve used the same techniques that I commonly use with my clients, that’s no longer the case. In fact, in my last video, I mentioned how I asked a client to bring in something naughty that we could use to help train her mind to think and behave differently towards sweets. She ended up bringing in this one package of Toblerone chocolates. Before she left, she mentioned that she had a bunch of chocolates already at home because she had just finished celebrating a religious holiday. She asked me what I wanted to do with it. I had actually never had that kind of chocolate before so I was just like, “I’ll take it.” I’m saying this because I think a lot of people have this idea that if you are going to be healthy that you can’t have anything
and I’m not about that. In fact, I think that that kind of white or black thinking is what is behind a lot of binge eating. The way I see it, it’s all about being healthy in general and giving yourself permission to from time to time, have something less than ideal and have that be enough. Not overdo it. Have a portion and just be it. So what happened with that one package of chocolates? It took me a little over 3 months to finish it. 3 months. Pretty awesome right?
Now for a lot of you, I know that that idea sounds practically impossible but trust me, it is possible. If I did it, you can do it. These days, I’m a size 4 pants and a size small on top. I’m not thin but I’m at a good weight for my body and I love and accept my body along with all of it’s imperfections. So if you’re somebody who has been feeling totally out of control of your eating, know that it is possible to change things around. It’s the mind component that you must get down. Soon, I will be launching my Mindful eating & weight release program, which gives you exactly that so be sure to go to my website and sign up for my newsletter. The moment it’s ready, I’ll reach out to you to let you know. And in the meantime you can also check out the individual sessions that I also offer in office or by the phone. And you can also add me on instagram or on facebook.