When working with clients, I really dig in to their relationship with food. I ask them to explore why they feel the way they do about food. We look back at when their relationship with food became tumultuous, and we talk a lot about hungers, and desires, and pleasure.
What are you hungry for, is the question I ask most frequently – sometimes my clients respond by naming foods that want to eat, but haven’t allowed themselves to enjoy (because dieting). But I always encourage them to dive deeper.It’s never just about the food, and our hungers span every aspect of our lives. Click To Tweet We’re hungry for fulfilling careers, happy families, loving supportive partners, respect (from ourselves and others), peace with ourselves and our bodies…the list could go on forever!
So I’m asking you this week, what are you hungry for?
What have you been denying yourself the pleasure of, at the table and away from it?
Write it down. Make a list, but don’t stop there – create a plan to start crossing things off of that list.
Nourish your soul.
You may not believe it now, but you deserve it.
You deserve to feel satisfied, nourished and FULL.
When you start to fill the voids of your life with things that fill you up, food becomes less of an issue. When we stop denying ourselves pleasure, our world changes and expands.
When you stop telling yourself what you can’t do – buy new, more comfortable clothes before you lose the weight, wear a bathing suit (cellulite, stretch marks and all), eat the cake, have the kale – and instead give yourself permission to enjoy life, your world will change.
It may seem scary at first, but trust that your body is wise and that your hungers serve a purpose.
Start now, today.