When it comes to creating a loving relationship with food, the last thing we need is another diet. In fact, diets got us into this mess, to begin with, paired with the highly processed, sugar-infused foods that we’re surrounded by.
If a diet isn’t going to solve our relationship problems, we need another solution. Enter your journey to break up with sugar.
But here’s the truth- it can be hard to leave that dieting mentality behind. We’ve become so accustomed to the unrealistic, overblown expectations of what it means to be in a relationship with food, that we think that anything more is just too hard. For example, in order to ditch end-points and short-term thinking, we have to accept that we need to be cultivating a loving relationship with food each and every day, without exception!
That may sound tough- and by the standards set by diets, maybe even impossible. But I’m here to say that we’ve simply been thinking about it all differently- we have to shift our expectations. This is the only way to foster a healthy relationship with food. In fact, it’s the only way to foster any healthy relationship!
Using distress tolerance skills, paying attention to our vulnerabilities, and reaching out for support when we need it is part of a formula that works to give you long-lasting freedom from the prison of calorie-counting, restricting, binge eating, and obsessive overexercising.
So, if you are struggling with the belief that breaking up with sugar is too hard, ask yourself this: What if all you needed to do was alter your expectations and accept that new reality? What if the journey wasn’t “too difficult,” it was just different than what you imagined?
As always, know that Team MC and the Beacon are here to help. We’re here rooting you on in your journey to find your solution.