I’m guessing you’ve already tried lots of things to change your eating.
Diets and plans and programmes.
Books and journals and mindfulness.
Your list is probably much longer.
Mine included hypnotherapy, CBT, aromatherapy, study, supplements, addiction groups … and everything else I could get my hands on. Even smoking back in the day—that’s how desperate I was.
After trying all that, you might be thinking …
“Nothing’s gonna work for me. This is just who I am.”
“Is it even worth trying a different approach? It’ll probably fail.”
When you’re doubting yourself and your ability to achieve something you’ve struggled with in the past, it’s the perfect time to reflect on where you are right now.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What have I learned about food that doesn’t work for me? (So you can strike it off the Should-List.)
- What have I found that supports me to eat in a way that feels good? (It may or may not have anything to do with food, e.g., it could be sleep- or friends- or work-related.)
- What’s an example of something I hadn’t got a clue how to do but now it’s almost second nature? (e.g., learn a new tech program, complete a presentation, drive a car, work the washing machine without everything going pink or shrinking.)
- What if how I’m feeling now makes total sense at this point in time? Might it be a sign I’m moving in the right direction after all?
The power in YoYo Freedom is that you’re not just doing what someone else has told you to do.
Instead, it’s an opportunity to find your own personal and unique way through bingeing or overeating, so that you can step into a life and a body that you love.
You’ve come this far.
You know so much.
Don’t underestimate the value of the missteps in guiding you in a different direction—a direction that’s a better fit for you.
You haven’t given up, because you know deep down there is a way to feel relaxed and in control around food, to love your body, to feel energised and nourished, and to live life on your terms.