These questions can help you decide if you are ready to embark on a journey to understanding and healing your relationship with food.
- I’ve dieted many times and at times I’ve lost weight, but old habits always return and I put the weight back on.
- I feel a failure for not managing to control my weight.
- I’m so fed up with restricting my eating and following rules (i.e no carbs, fast days, low calorie, low fat etc)
- I know how to eat healthily but I still find myself overeating or eating the ‘wrong’ foods
- I eat when I’m stressed/emotional/lonely/bored/frustrated, even when I’m not physically hungry.
- I regularly eat large amounts of food all at once, until I feel uncomfortably full
- I I feel guilt and shame after I’ve overeaten
- I’m secretive around my food and eating habits
- I don’t trust my body to tell me when to eat, what to eat or how much to eat.
- I feel self conscious about my body, I constantly compare myself unfavourably to other women
- I frequently weigh myself and check my appearance in the mirror and this has a negative effect on my mood and self esteem.
If you’ve answered yes to more than half of these questions it’s likely that dieting and restricting is having a negative effect on your well being. Getting support to understand your eating behaviours could really help you reconnect with a healthy relationship with food and your body.