Eating disorder awareness week!
I just have to share with y'all what a food struggle is like for me.
I rarely go out for food related activities/meals because I become anxious around food. Simply put, food choices overwhelm me. As an addict, I want it all. It all looks and smells so good!
So you might be wondering how I manage my food habits, especially while traveling and eating out.
Here are a few tips.
1) I know myself and my triggers because I worked with a professional to help me heal.
2) I am aware of my weakness and I do my best to eat organic food, especially greens. This has helped me put an end to the emotional cravings.
3) By sharing my struggles with you, I choose to make my life and my choices accountable to all of you.
In the words of Brené Brown, "Shame needs three things to grow exponentially in our lives: secrecy, silence and judgement."
Our addictions continue to live because we choose to live out our addictions in secrecy, silence and fear of judgement. Shame thrives in the darkness of isolation.
Shame is what keeps us addicted. The only way to beat shame is to shine light on it. Shame cannot live in the light of truth. It cannot survive being voiced and being received with empathy as Brené's research proves.
Join me on my journey. May it give you the strength to shine the light on your shame and be free.