Celebrating 8 Years of Sobriety From Sugar Addiction, Codependency & Emotional Binge Eating Disorder
I wanted to share something special with you today. This Fall marks the 8th year of my journey towards sobriety. It has been a challenging but incredibly rewarding path, and I believe that it holds some valuable lessons that might resonate with you as you work to overcome binge eating disorder.
First and foremost, I want to emphasize that recovery is possible. No matter how difficult the journey may seem at times, there is a way forward. There were moments when I felt utterly defeated and believed I would never break free from the grip of addiction, but I persevered, and you can too.
One of the most critical aspects of my recovery was seeking help and support. I reached out to friends, family, and professionals who provided me with guidance, understanding, and unwavering support. Please don't underestimate the power of sharing your struggles with those who care about you. They can be your strongest allies.
Another crucial lesson I learned is that setbacks happen. In my journey, I faced numerous setbacks, relapses in 2013, and moments of weakness throughout the years. It's essential to remember that these moments don't define your overall progress. They are opportunities to learn and grow stronger. So be kind to yourself when you stumble, and use those moments as stepping stones toward lasting recovery.
I found that developing healthier coping mechanisms and addressing the underlying emotional issues played a pivotal role in my recovery. If you're struggling with binge eating disorder, consider seeking professional help to understand the root causes and develop healthier ways to deal with your emotions. I took it one day at a time and one meal at a time. Slowly reducing my sugar intake. Grabbing my shadow work journaling to deal with stress rather than the bag of cookies. I made it my business to plan by meal prepping every Sunday, and now I've formed the habit of "Self Care Sunday." I am so proud of myself.
As I stand here today with 8 years of sobriety under my belt, I want you to know that your path to recovery is entirely unique, but you're not alone. Your journey may be filled with ups and downs, but each day of progress is a victory. Keep your eye on the prize, surround yourself with a support system, and believe in your own strength.
I believe in you, and I know that, just like me, you have the power to overcome this challenge and achieve the peace and freedom you deserve. Don't give up, and never underestimate the strength within you.
Here's to your journey towards recovery and the brighter days that lie ahead.
With unwavering support and belief in your potential,
Dr. Nikki LeToya White
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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 a 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. I love my low-sugar balance lifestyle.
Dr. Nikki LeToya White