Do you find yourself struggling with your body image, and try to use food to cope with this insecurity? Do you have a hard time with restrictive eating? Or maybe you are a stress or emotional eater? My name is Emily Formea, and I am a food freedom and mindset coach. I have a decade of personal experience of overcoming my food struggles and now help thousands of women do the same by changing the way you view food.
Looking at our society today, many will realize that most of us are unaware that we have an eating disorder. Yet, recent studies indicate that a majority of people struggle with developing a healthy lifestyle. Statistics show that 39.5% of adults and 18.5% of children aged 2 to 19 years struggle with obesity.
One question many people ask me is, “How do I know that I have an eating disorder or disorderly eating, and how do I know that I have a poor relationship with food?”
Well, read on as I answer this question plus more.
How Do I Know That My Relationship with Food Is Poor?
The answer to this question requires you to develop self-awareness. Step back for a moment and think about this. Does food control you? Does it alter your emotional state? Are you always thinking about food? Do you use food to cope, distract, or disassociate from pain going on in your mind or world around you? If your answer is yes, then you may have an eating disorder or eating disorder tendencies. As much as statistics focus on those who are obese, the reality is that there is no ‘weight’ of an eating disorder. Since the 1960s, people have been obsessed with developing the ideal body image. This obsession led to an increase in eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, pica, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and rumination disorders.
Eating disorders are the outcome of a range of psychological conditions that lead to severe health consequences. Today, millions of people engage in purging behaviors like vomiting or over-exercising in a bid to get the ideal body. Also, many people have developed the habit of restricting food or food binging. This obsession with food and body shape is a critical indication that food controls you, even if it is scary or hard to admit your true struggle.
How Do I Live a Life Where I Do Not Struggle With Food?
I believe that everyone has a right to live a life where they do not struggle with food. However, when we think of self-development, growth, or recovery, our brains AUTOMATICALLY focus on what we will lose. We will lose our smaller bodies or dreams of having the ideal body, our coping mechanisms of food, our control, our food restrictions, and our discipline. Yes, we will lose all these. But what will you gain? Food freedom and entirely free life.
Food freedom means that you are no longer controlled by food. Instead, your mind, body, and spirit are free as you allow yourself to become a holistic human being. When you live a life where you do not struggle with food, you will be free to enjoy life. You will be comfortable enough to compliment yourself because you will love and appreciate yourself. You will develop the confidence and certainty to support and care for yourself and those around you. You will be free from the constant pressures of diet culture telling you what you can, cannot, and should not eat or look like. You won’t constantly be thinking of planning, tracking, or worrying over your plate, whether you struggle with undereating or overeating you will be free from using food as your coping mechanism.
How Will I Get There?
The journey toward change is one of the most challenging missions that you can make. I tried to recover alone for ten years, which left me struggling in silence the entire time.
What I learned through this all is that we need to stop the shame and guilt associated with food struggles. This shame is what keeps millions of us in denial. We don’t want to admit that we have a problem. You deserve recovery; you deserve a life of food freedom.
So, How will you get there? Through partnering with an expert in food freedom. I started my business, which is known as Sincerely, XO Emily, to help clients overcome their struggle with food. I am an expert in self-worth and healing. I am also a mindset coach for food freedom. I help my clients end the war between them, their body, and their plate by offering them resources that will help the accountability stick. I motivate and act as a partner throughout their journey toward food freedom.
I have been through the control of food. I struggled with body issues, and most of the time, I felt that I was never going to be good enough until I looked a certain way. But here I am, enjoying a life full of health and freedom, fully renewed and fully recovered. I have made it my life’s purpose to help many more people overcome this struggle with food.
Are you ready to change your life? Don’t hesitate. Reach out to me via email, and let me guide you to lead the best change of your life.
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