Day Thirteen – Enjoying Food Wrap Up
This week can be a hard week. Years of battling food can really interfere with having a healthy relationship with food. So many food messages, looking at food as good and bad, and restricting yourself from eating can take it’s toll on your relationship with food.
Each of the activities this week were designed to help you begin to heal your relationship with food. However, it’s important to understand that your issues with food didn’t happen over night. For some of you, they are deep rooted. The memories may go back as far as your childhood. Having unrealistic expectations that in one week you will all of sudden have a healthy relationship with food is not realistic.
While this program is designed to give you a lot of information in a short amount of time, it doesn’t mean you will be able to really digest all the information the first time. You may need to go back through all the messages for the week several times. In fact, I would encourage you to do that. Something you missed the first time, might have more meaning the second time.
Save them, book mark them or whatever you have to do to keep working on it. I promise, it’s worth it!
What I can say is that with each week that goes by, I hope you feel “healthier” with food as you work on each step. As you work and gain more experience normalizing your eating, you will feel more confident and the process will start to feel more normal.
“Champion the right to be yourself, dare to be different and set your own pattern; live your own life and follow your own star.” ~Wilfred Peterson
P.S. If you are ready, tomorrow we are moving on. The next area we will work on is Food Regulation. This means how well you listen to your body with how much and what you will eat.