If you have a history of yo-yo dieting and/or binge eating, if you go from being ‘supergood’ with your eating to finishing the entire cake really fast, standing by the fridge when no one is looking;
You likely tell yourself:
I can’t trust myself around food!
You think that because you can’t trust yourself to only eat a certain amount of certain foods (cake, biscuits, chocolate), your only option is to stay away from them. Keep them out of the house. Don’t even have a bite.
You monitor and control your access to these foods like you are the food police.
But policing your food in this way isn’t building real trust.
It’s saying – I’ll only be OK with myself as long as I eat a particular way.
This puts a lot of pressure on yourself – and this pressure ironically often leads to out-of-control eating.
Real trust is to decide that no matter what you eat, you’re not going to beat yourself up, shame yourself, be mean to yourself.
That kind of self-trust will serve you, now, and for the rest of your life.
You will begin to relax around food.
Eating will become easy. As it should be.
Trust me on this one. ;-)