Freedom from Emotional Eating, Food & Weight Obsession

Shifting from Supposed To to Wanting To

“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?” ~Jane Nelson

If we’ve been getting through life using food and regularly eating past comfortable fullness, we are more than likely above our natural weight. As a result, we may be feeling uncomfortable and discouraged.

Professionals “prescribe” weight loss and exercise, and they tell us to eliminate “bad” foods. Family members scold and shame and may even attempt to control our food. We tell ourselves, “If I cared enough, I’d do what I’m supposed to do. I’d be compliant.”

Why can’t we just do what we’re “supposed to” do? Why, when we try to comply, do we end up at a higher weight than we were before, feeling even more hopeless?

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!

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