My story with food issues is pretty extreme. Back in the day I clinically fit the description for an eating disorder, but I realize that not everyone does. And just because you don’t fit that clinical description does NOT mean that you can’t have a problem. So, how do you know if you may have a problem with eating? I want you to take a second and ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you find yourself preoccupied with food?
  • Are you meticulous with your eating schedule?
  • Do you prefer to eat alone?
  • Have you avoided social events because there will be food there?
  • Do you feel guilty after eating foods you may view as “bad”?
  • Are you cutting out entire food groups from your diet?

And this one is a kicker:

  • Can you see yourself sustaining this way of eating for the rest of your life?

Is that last one a gut-punch or WHAT?

I remember thinking about my eating habits and knowing that I couldn’t do this for the rest of my life. I wanted to enjoy foods. I wanted to go to an ice cream shop with my nephews and not have an anxiety attack over the calories I was about to consume. I wanted to go to cookouts and not bring my own food. And, I am happy to say, I am now doing JUST THAT!

If you feel like you may benefit from improving your relationship with food, I’m here for you! Together we can work towards re-learning how to eat intuitively, understand how to make healthy and satisfying choices, and learn to ENJOY food again!

If I can come this far, then I KNOW you can too.

Feel free to reach out if you’re interested in in-person or virtual counseling, or want to set up a free, 15 minute phone consultation. I’d love to chat!

Happy eating,

-Colleen

Colleen looking at a cupcake

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