And you’re certainly not alone if you find that most of your dysfunctional behaviors with food happen in isolation. Eating acts as a way to feel comforted in the moment, briefly trying to fill the void of true human connection.
But the truth is, of course, that food is only a temporary solution to feeling better in the moment. It drives us into further isolation, making it harder and harder to build a fulfilling, thriving life. Isolation is like a petri dish for your dysfunctional relationship with Sugar, and your negative thoughts and emotions. Of course it makes sense that people use substances less when they feel connected and a part of something bigger than themselves.
Want to experience more connection and don’t know where to start? You have a very solvable problem on your hands. Here are a few tips:
Connection is perhaps the most important skill you can cultivate when establishing a healthier relationship with food and with yourself. Not even just important, but essential. What’s your obstacle to connecting with others? Reflect and brainstorm how you can overcome those obstacles and explore what you have to gain by taking a leap and reaching out to others. You’ve got this!
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