Human behavior isn’t compartmentalized.
The old adage of,
“How you do one thing is how you do everything.”,
really is true!
Especially when it comes to how you interact with food.
Some common examples:
The woman who lacks boundaries & is afraid to use her voice allows others to dictate her food choices. This means listening to others (diets, “gurus”, doctors, family, etc.) over her own body & preferences. She likely uses food to numb/soothe too!
The woman who needs to be liked by others & changes based on her surroundings eats & drinks what everyone else is eating & drinking.
The woman who’s afraid to step outside of the box with how she lives her life (can’t stray from the predetermined plan!) is sticking to the foods & routines she knows & is comfortable with.
The woman who believes she & her life are for others—not herself—is going to succumb to societal norms with food & body. Pleasing others is more important than being true to herself.
The woman whose energy is scattered, is moving at 100 mph, and is constantly seeking the next thrill eats quickly & without presence.
The woman who is afraid of experiencing pleasure makes food choices that are often quite boring! She’s fearful of her own enjoyment.
There are endless possibilities here, but you can see that your relationship with food is a mirror for your relationship with SO MANY other facets of life!
Most importantly, your relationship with yourself.
Instead of *just* looking at food, how can you start to make adjustments with how you’re showing up in LIFE?
At first glance, this might seem like a much bigger mountain to climb, but it isn’t!
In fact, if you start focusing on your foundation (belief systems, relationship with self, relationship with life) rather than the surface, not only will the changes actually last, but they’ll be much easier to come by.
For today, just start with awareness. Start drawing those parallels between how you interact with food and the other areas of your life!