Hey, it’s Ryann, your host at the Food Freedom Lab. In today’s episode, I’m sharing my journey of reintroducing foods I once considered off-limits. Let’s dive into how I overcame the fear of binging and found a balanced approach to enjoying various foods without guilt or anxiety.
There was a time when I believed avoiding specific foods would solve my binge eating problems. My go-to binge foods were packaged cookies, Cheez-Its, and pretzels. However, I realized that the root of binge eating was not the food itself but my response to restriction. Simply removing these foods didn’t address the underlying issue.
One day, I woke up with a revelation—I didn’t want to live a life avoiding certain foods. I didn’t want to be afraid to eat with friends or limit my choices. The idea of having a future spouse and restricting our food choices together was not the life I envisioned. So, I decided to incorporate these foods back into my everyday life, but it wasn’t an easy journey.
To make the process easier, I discovered three key strategies for incorporating binge foods without triggering a binge. It’s all about working smarter, not harder, and finding a balanced approach to avoid reinforcing negative beliefs.
Incorporating binge foods back into your life is about creating a new belief that you can enjoy them without binging. By working smarter and following these tips, you can challenge old beliefs and experience a healthier relationship with food. Remember, this journey is unique to you, so find what works best and embrace the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods without fear.
Licensed Therapist, Certified Nutritionist, and Virtual Wellness Coach
Ryann is a licensed therapist and virtual wellness coach who has assisted individuals worldwide in establishing a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
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