Yes, you heard it right….
You might be thinking, “Sai, if I stop trying to control food, I’m going to completely lose myself to it and then I’ll be even heavier, even more defeated and even more out of control”.
And I hear you…most of us were never taught how to eat normally which is why almost no women seem to have a healthy relationship with food, especially driven successful women.
But here’s the deal, and I’m going to tell on myself here…
I thought that I had to eat healthy and have self-control to maintain my weight and control my cravings. I tried this strategy in countless ways for 10+ years – diets, cleanses, detoxes, superfoods, fasting, counting calories and supplements. I hired a personal trainer – I would miss sleep but I would never miss going to the gym. I even had a yoga & meditation practice with spa days built into my schedule.
See, I believed that I had the perfect plan – I KNEW what to do, I just had trouble doing it. If I could just have more consistency, I’d be able to eat in moderation and stay at a happy weight. I mean, that’s what they tell you – right?
But what really happened?
My weight continued to rise. I ate for comfort, emotional eating became a daily ritual and soon it turned into binges. For a minute when I cut out carbs, I thought my binges went away…but that didn’t last because I developed a magnetic desire for chips, cookies and chocolate – all the foods I’d cut out.
Then came the stress – food controlled my life. I couldn’t escape thinking about what to eat, what not to eat, beating myself up over what I’d eaten and feeling utterly powerless.
Things got worse – not being able to sleep until I’d had my fill at 1 a.m., being prescribed anti-anxiety medications, having autoimmune illnesses worsen, hair fall out, period messed up, not being able to sleep…
The more I tried to control food, the more it seemed like I was losing my grip. Not just on myself but on people around me…I wasn’t my powerhouse self at work, I had a short temper with my parents and my poor husband took the brunt of my anger, frustration and lack of intimacy..
After I was sick of it all, I asked myself ONE question – what would happen if I stopped trying to control food so much…and start trusting my body & honoring its cues instead?
Immediately, food stopped taking up so much of my time & energy. The stress went away. Then, I stopped binge & emotional eating – food stopped controlling my life and I was in the driver’s seat again. Finally, I was able to eat when hungry, stop when I was full and enjoy eating without being obsessed by food. Weight was not even an issue because it just self-regulated.
Within 1.5 years, I was able to have a normal healthy relationship with food, something I’d NEVER had in my teenage or adult life. I stopped fighting food and it actually became a partner in nourishing me – something I never even imagined in my wildest dreams. The best part? Showing up as the loving wife again, as my superstar confident self at work and having the energy to focus on my goals.
And now my clients get to hijack decades of this experience to get results in just weeks.
Tell me – when was the last time you felt relaxed and effortless around food? Like it was “just” food and nothing more?
You may not want to hear this but I am devoted to the truth so I’m going to say it –
Ending binges is a choice. Reviving your body’s natural cues to work for you is a choice. Choosing the second half of your life to be easy & fun around food is a choice.
I specialize in helping driven successful women like you get your power back from food.
All that’s standing between you and your freedom is a decision to get some help.
So if you want great results in your food life just like in all other aspects of your life, let’s get on the phone and see how we can help. You’ll see what’s holding you back and get clarity on what sort of food life is possible for you. If we can help you get there, great. But if not, we’ll steer you to whatever’s right for you. Sounds fair?
This is your year to bid adieu to the food fighting, and welcome the food love.
P.S. – Maybe the current “you” can continue to live this way, but is it fair to the old “you” who had all of these dreams? Is it fair to your husband, kids or employees? A woman is the leader of her tribe – everything revolves around her energy and presence. If you realize your power, you know the strong impact you have on your people. If not for you, do it for them. Book your call here.