Celebrating 2 Years of Sobriety From Sugar Addiction, Codependency & Emotional Binge Eating Disorder
Updated: Dec 20, 2022
It's Fall Y'all! Another year to celebrate. Announcing year two of full remission in my binge eating disorder. I'm so proud.
I remember the day I began to separate from my thinking. It was overwhelming to say the least. Suddenly it felt like my mind was being invaded by a loud voice that was only full of criticism, negativity and judgment. Shouting that YOU SHOULD BE ASHAME OF YOURSELF. I consider myself a lost cause when it came to overcoming sugar addiction and my need to escape with food in times of stress. The guilt, shame, the excessive sugar I hide in my room and ate late at night when bored, when stressed, when lonely, when angry and when frustrated. I honestly cannot tell you, after these past two years, what happened to make me “Consistency I Guess” repeating aloud and writing in my shadow work journal affirmation, quotes, and scripture telling myself everyday that I was worthy and could do this. I could change my life and separate from that voice that told me I couldn't. As scary as it was, I am grateful that it happened because for the first time I began to see that the negative critic was my disorder. It was the dis-ease I was trying to overcome. I had spent years blindly listening to it, believing it and letting it tell me what to do. I felt scared for sho! How do I get this voice to go away, ask continue to ask myself? Most importantly, how do I stop believing it? Simple. I did tag session every morning. Tag Sessions is Alone Time With God. I created a self care ritual where I got up every morning at 4am and prayed, studied the Bible for scriptures that encouraged me, search Pinterest for strength quotes and affirmation to help me reframe my faculty thoughts. I also read one chapter in a self help or spiritual book. These activities were all part of me holding myself accountability and doing the work I needed to heal and recover. I wrote it all down in my shadow work journal. Here I am two years later still sober. Free of sugar addiction, craving, and dependencies. It's all about the habits and rituals. If this is a goal you are trying to achieve let my story inspire you to begin your journey. You can heal. If I can do it, so can you. It's just takes a bit of work and consistency. After a bit of practice you will learn how to deal with stress, difficult emotions and situations, and people that trigger you. You will eventually know the difference between real physical hunger and emotional hunger, while learning to make healthier food choices to improve your relationship with food.
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About The Author:
Dr. Nikki LeToya White MSEd-TL, Ph.D. RHN is the founder, director and a 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 a 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 fear of success and being abandon. We help you begin your emotional healing journey with ease. Recently, we have expanded to include 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 a fulfilling life! She has been in full remission with both codependency and emotional binge eating disorder since 2016. In live a life in recovery from sugar addiction. Loving her low sugar balance lifestyle.
Dr. Nikki LeToya White