We live in a fast-paced, multi-task-everything world. It's no wonder that clients feel impatient when it comes to healing their relationship with food.
The diet industry touts fast results. And because by "results" they mean weight loss, many individuals I've worked with want a promise of thinness as the caveat to their willingness to work on making peace with food. Because we've been told over and over again that thinness remains the ultimate goal.
As long as you continue to hold on to thinness as your outcome you'll be blocking yourself from the trust with your body that it takes to truly have a peaceful relationship with food. Fear (of weight gain, of being out of control, of rejection) doesn't allow you to be attuned to your body's appetite signals.
It's ok to feel impatient; it makes sense. But remember that it takes time to rebuild this trust with your body that you were inherently born with. A person doesn't undo years of body hatred and attempts at controlling food overnight. Be patient with the process. Allow yourself the time to slowly and thoroughly unravel the complex knot to understand the role that food has played in your life. Give yourself permission to gradually reestablish trust with your body and to be grateful for the wonders it does.
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