One of the practices I’ve resisted for most of my adult life is taking care of and nourishing my body, specifically when it comes to what I eat

One of the practices I’ve resisted for most of my adult life is taking care of and nourishing my body, specifically when it comes to what I eat.
Don’t get me wrong, ever since I moved out to California almost 9 years ago, if have eaten a majoritively organic diet. However, one of the most powerful coping mechanisms I’ve cultivated throughout my life is using food as a way to check out of my present reality.
Especially dense, rich foods that often contain processed sugar.
After experimenting and exploring my relationship with food (which led to my becoming a Certified Eating Psychology Coach in 2013), I realized that most of the time I was using food as a way of disconnecting from having to feel or be with whatever emotion wants to arise in the present movement.
Part of my commitment to myself while living in Hawaii is to clean out my system and embrace a diet that celebrates and supports my vitality. AND, I am not holding the belief that I will eat this way for the rest of my length. In fact, it is very likely that I will eat pizza and ice cream again.
Our diet, just like our relationships, are always an experiment, a work in progress based upon what our current set of needs and desires are. To be attached to one diet (or one relationship) never changing from its current form, inevitably sets us up for disappointment and stagnancy.
So right now, as an evolving human being, I’m currently interested in exploring what my body feels like and my life looks like when I radically change how and what I feed my Being.
If how we do one things is how we do everything, how is your relationship to food similar to your relationship with intimacy and love? I’d love to hear your reflections in the comments below.
And BTW, here’s a picture of a delicious bowl of sprouts, *hella* avocado, onion, carrot, Hawaiin garlic salt, lime juice and coconut oil. Boom. ✨

15 thoughts on “One of the practices I’ve resisted for most of my adult life is taking care of and nourishing my body, specifically when it comes to what I eat”

  1. With you! I’ve had some shifts in this realm more recently as well. Like the work in IPE was a slow process of integration and that was perfect :) here if you desire a conversation with a peer who had similar resistance until recently. In fact the reason I found IPE was because I was so afraid of doing a candida cleanse I knew there had to be more too it than willpower. ❤️

  2. Thank you Natalie. It’s amazing witnessing how the work we did at IPE (psychologyofeating.com) is able to cycle back around in my life and impact me in entirely different ways and levels.

  3. Ya girl tends to be *hella* indulgent when it comes to both food and intimacy… and moving more each day toward using both as a means for healing, indulgences included. Thank you for bringing awareness to this! Had to borrow your use of hella w stars for that one ???

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