Do you have a complicated relationship with food and fear what it will take to move away from diets? Listen to this week’s Love Food podcast to hear a letter from someone who can relate and ways to move through.
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This episode’s Dear Food letter:
Sometimes I’m really scared of you. I’m not even sure why but when I write those words I cry. I’m scared. I’m scared you will make me fat–I already am and pretty much always have been. I’m scared you won’t help me with my PCOS. I’m scared you’ll take over my body and not feed my soul. I’m scared if I eat healthy I’ll never get to taste the good stuff. I’m scared. I’m scared if I don’t have you I won’t have my friend. I’m scared you’ll abandon me. I’m scared you’ll leave me–what does that mean? That the medication factor will be gone and I’ll be left hanging with no security blanket.
Dear Body, I love you, let me feed your soul, let me feed you. I want to take care of you. Dear Body, let me be gentle and kind. Let me love you as I learn to let others love me. Let me accept you. Dear Body, let me find joy.
Scared of letting go.
- 6 Keys To Food Peace™️ blog post
- More on the seductive fantasy from diets and diet culture.
- Quote I found on Anita Johnson’s Facebook page: “The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things that you thought you understood and see deeper and deeper Truths.”
- Intuitive Eating by Tribole and Resch
- Julie Dillon RD blog
- Link to subscribe to the Love Food’s Food Peace Syllabus.
- Eating Disorder Dietitians
Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com.