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Your Step 1 For Getting Back on Track with Your Eating

If you’re someone struggling with food addiction and looking to create a loving and healthy relationship with food, it’s best to start with the basics. And if you’re feeling rocky in your relationship with food, know that we can always go back to your food foundation to get strong and steady in your recovery. 

While your food foundation may be different depending on who you are, it’s important that you know what your Step 1 looks like when things get tricky. And if you’re feeling lost and unsure of where to start, consider one of what we call the “3 Pillars of Your Food Foundation:”

  1. Cut out added sugar and flour, two of the likely culprits leading to your binge eating
  2. Getting back into a consistent eating schedule, planning for your meals or snacks to be between 3- and 4½ hours apart. 
  3. Start writing down everything you’re eating, for accountability and for increased awareness of what’s going on

If you’re already doing those things, you might also consider developing a loving framework for when to weigh yourself, not drinking your calories in the form of sugary juices or smoothies, being mindful of how much you are eating, and making a plan for planning!

And while that may seem like a lot of potential “Step 1’s,” know that they absolutely work. These are the core building blocks of a loving and peaceful relationship with food – and when we put these steps into action, there’s a HUGE payoff for you relationship with food and for your life. 

PS- of course, there will likely come a time when you’re feeling ready to become more flexible with this foundation.This is a time when you’re feeling strong in your relationship with food and the food “noise” is quiet. With that- go for it! You are the expert on yourself and it’s important to trust your wisdom about what’s best for you.

It’s important to remember the helpful saying: “If you don’t leave the basics you don’t have to go back to the basics.” There’s no risk in staying somewhere safe and protective if your intuition is telling you you need that support. 

Also, know that life gets “lifey” and you can always come back to your foundation when things get tricky (and the sooner you catch yourself getting wobbling the better!). The basics are here for you to bring you back to recovery (and keep you in recovery!) always. 

Want more support? Check out Molly’s youtube channel and subscribe to the Sunday Love Letter to get support, information, and motivation on your journey to create a loving relationship with food. 

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