Everyone thinks it’s a willpower thing. All you need is the strength to say NO to that cupcake, pizza, or candy–and then follow that diet plan.
When the issue is binge eating, the answer is usually to find the right diet, and use that willpower to stick to it. Easy-peasy, right?
We all know that the body positivity movement has helped millions of people feel more empowered in their skin. That’s a great thing!
But let’s be real. Healing from a lifetime of body image issues isn’t necessarily as easy as just following a hashtag or saying a few positive affirmations.
Sometimes the harder you try to make something stop, the more it takes over your life. That’s unquestionably true when it comes to food. Or more specifically, anxiety about every bite of food that you eat.
Seems like the more you think about food, the more anxious and frenzied food makes you feel.
It’s one of the ultimate 21st-century problems.
You’re putting off a boring task (like folding the laundry). Against your better judgment, you plop down on the sofa, pick up the phone, and partake of that great American pastime…
Scrolling on Instagram.
For years I was in a constant battle with my body. That meant I was in an all-out war with food.
I tried every diet known to man. I stressed over everything I ate, everything I didn’t eat, and everything I thought about eating.
Everyone technically knows how to lose weight, right? Diet and exercise. At least that’s what the conventional wisdom says…
I bet you have things in your life that really matter to you. Things like pursuing your passions, learning new things, seeing the world, spending time with those you love. So do I. Everybody wants to live their best life now, right?
There was a time when I couldn’t keep a piece of candy or a box of cookies in my pantry without it burning a hole in my mind. And taking over my life.
I could’ve been rocking my career, enjoying happy relationships, or working on passion projects. I could’ve had everything going for me and plenty of positive things to think about.
I bet that at some point when you were a kid, some well-meaning adult insisted that you “clean your plate.” (More than likely with the threat of no dessert if you didn’t, right?)
Cleaning your plate might’ve felt like a punishment when you were eight (especially if there were vegetables involved!) But as an adult, it can take on a whole new meaning.
It can turn from a bargaining chip for after-dinner treats to a big-time guilt fest, especially if food and body struggles have ever haunted you.
So you have a job interview, a wedding, or another big-time event on the calendar, but you’re dreading it worse than the Monday morning alarm clock. Why?
Because it means one thing–you need a new outfit. And yes, that means–UGH!–clothes shopping.
There was a time in which the food on my plate and the scale in my bathroom pretty much ruled my life by the way of fear.
I went through my day not focusing on the things that I loved, but immersed in the fear that no matter what I did, I’d gain weight. Or not be able to lose weight.
I yo-yo’ed up and down 40 pounds, and the longer that went on, the more fear-based and painful my world became.
You have all the tips, tricks, and tools from all the weight loss gurus. You’re inspired, you’re motivated, and you’re raring to go. THIS time, you’re going to lose weight. For real.
Last week, I shared a concept that has completely changed my life. It’s a philosophy and a practice that took me from serial dieting to lasting weight loss. And peace with my body and my food.
Let’s talk about what my life used to look like.
Back in the day, I was all about the perfect meal plan. The right exercise routine. The least amount of carbs.
January is back again. And if you’ve been watching TV, going online, or even just had contact with other humans, you know that New Year’s resolution marketing is everywhere, with the number one resolution being the desire to lose weight…
That usually entails a parade of ads for the latest fat-burning supplements, miracle diets, and insane workouts. All on a 24-hour loop everywhere you look.
The holidays are drawing to a close. And just like going home from a vacation, a party, or any celebration, there’s always a transition.
It’s time to get back to reality. And of course, most people feel it’s time to pay for the “fun” of the last couple of months.
For over a decade, food ruled my life. And I was miserable in my own body.
I was binging like there was no tomorrow one day, and then starving myself the next. We’re talking about a 15-year gut-wrenching, confidence-crushing war.
Body positivity is everywhere these days. And overall, that’s a beautiful thing. What could be better than loving yourself and honoring your body unconditionally?
I bet you see it in your social media feeds every day. People sharing pictures of their yoga classes, essential oil collections, and nature walks. All under the heading (and the hashtag) “self-care.”
So you’re having a day where you feel good, and then it happens…
Somebody–a family member, a friend, or even a stranger–makes a comment about the way you look. Only it feels more like a stinging judgment than just offhand words.
Welcome to BeatingBingeEating.com! I’m Brittany Brown.
My goal is to transform the health and happiness of the world, starting with you. You were not put on this earth to struggle. I’m here to show you how to finally feel at home in your body and end your struggle with food and your body for good. This mission was born out of my own passion-driven breakdown. Here’s my story...Read More
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