What is your relationship with food?

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Now if you have been following my blog for quite some time you know that I have LPR (Laryngopharyngeal) re flux. I have been dealing with this re flux for many many years before I was officially diagnosed at the age of 23 and 10 years later it is still here. It hasn’t been the easiest journey for me but it has certainly changed my relationship with food. Then fast forward to now I have gained almost 40 pounds within the past three years whew! Sometimes I feel like I am in an up heel battle with my relationship with food. With acid re flux there are so many foods that you can’t eat and that have to be avoided that you feel like you can’t eat anything at all, and then with all this weight gain, I feel like everything I eat is going to hurt me because I am going to keep gaining more weight.

It’s exhausting but I want to get it right. I don’t want to be stuck in the battle of being afraid of the foods I eat. What would you say your relationship with food is? When we talk about our relationship with food this takes us back to intuitive eating. Intuitive eating is all about fixing your relationship with food. Intuitive eating has 10 principles and some of those principles are honor your hunger, make peace with food, and challenge the food police. I love that intuitive eating makes us take a deeper dive to the traumas that may be causing us to eat the way that we do in order to have a better relationship with food. When you are in tune with yourself and the way you eat it makes eating easier. You don’t have to beat yourself up if you had a piece of chocolate today or french fries tomorrow. The goal is to still make those right choices but even when  you make the wrong food choices to not beat yourself up about it the goal is to enjoy food , be healthy, and be happy with YOU.

What’s your story?

– Vanessa Jo A short blog post read time: 3 to 5 minutes

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