I wanted to post a quick reminder to help support your sobriety in food addiction. This year I will be celebrating 8 Years of Sobriety From Sugar Addiction, Codependency & Emotional Binge Eating Disorder.
I know all too well how eating disorders often center on negative thoughts and the compulsive need to take control of your life through food intake or output. These negative thoughts can be triggered by many things such as anxiety, depression, or difficult situations. And if you are a highly sensitive person like me other people's moods can also trigger you.
Here are some tips to help you to move forward in your healing:
Regularly remind yourself that being healthy is your goal, not a number or a size.
Resist the urge to diet or skip meals. When your meals are regular, managing what you eat becomes more automatic and less of an event.
Identify troublesome situations that are likely to trigger thoughts or behaviors that may contribute to your eating disorder. Develop a plan to deal with them.
Look for positive role models that help boost your self-esteem and help with body image issues.
Avoid websites and social media accounts that glorify eating disorders, or make you feel bad about your appearance.
Find activities and hobbies that can help distract you such as painting and photography.
Forgive yourself when you make mistakes.
Build up your self-esteem by focusing on positive thoughts about yourself.
Recognize your accomplishments and encourage yourself to keep moving forward.
When struggling with an ongoing eating disorder, it is incredibly helpful to work with a counselor, nutritionist, or health coach who specializes in this specific issue. Your wellness team may also include a doctor or nutritionist to be part of your care team. Treatment for an eating disorder will help you to recognize your triggers, and identify ways for you to work through the underlying issues that are causing distress.
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About The Author:
Dr. Nikki LeToya White MSEd-TL, Ph.D. RHN is the founder, director, and full-time board-certified trauma-informed nutritionist, folk herbalist, and wellness consultant at Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. She created Spiced Life Conversation, LLC Art Wellness Studio, and Botanica to provide the Metro Atlanta area with counseling and coaching services where clients are carefully matched with the right program for healing abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma that cause codependency, emotional eating, financial stress, and imposter syndrome as it relates to the fear of success and being abandon. We help you begin your emotional healing journey with ease. Recently, we have expanded to include an online membership site so we now provide support to people living all over the world. All of our recovery coaches provide at least one evidence-based treatment to assist in your recovery. Dr. White is a big proponent of self-care and helping people live fulfilling life! She has been in full remission with both codependency and emotional binge eating disorder since 2016. In living a life in recovery from sugar addiction. Loving her low-sugar balanced lifestyle.
Dr. Nikki LeToya White