The One Page Which Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Food Obsession
(Includes Tested, Highly Effective Resources On Ending This Monster)
What Are Food Obsession Symptoms?
- Are you afraid of food but feel addicted to thinking about it?
- But find yourself craving it a lot even though you are full?
- Do you often eat more than you intend to?
- Do you find it hard to stop when eating?
- Have you started fearing eating in public?
- Do you either deprive yourself of food or indulge in it, and rarely experience the perfect point of satisfaction and balance?
- Are you so overwhelmed with food, the thoughts of food, and the complex emotions that come with it, that it’s hard to focus on anything else in your life?
If your answer is “yes” to most of the questions here, you are struggling with food obsession.
An Obsession With Food is Called A Food Obsession. But... How Did You Become Obsessed?
There are a number of reasons why this happens to you. Some people gained it in early childhood where they got it from their weight-conscious dieting parents. Others got it through their own journey of dieting.
Regardless of the source of this problem, fundamentally, it has to do with a core belief about food — that food makes you gain weight and is your enemy, which triggers fears about it. Self-deprivation is the result of that fear. But the more you suppress yourself on food, the more food has become the focus of your life just because of all the energy and time you actually spend on thinking about, justifying, or fearing it.
That’s how obsession starts. You became your worst rebel, using overeating to make up for self-deprivation, and ending up finding yourself in tons of guilt and disappointment.
Emotions accumulated and played the key part in extending this obsession. These emotions are your attachment towards food. And this attachment becomes obsession when the emotions are strong and negative.
To finally change your relationship with food and end the obsession, you need to alter your emotional patterns towards food. That boils down to shifting this core belief you have about it, that food makes you gain weight and is your enemy.
And how do you change this belief? By shifting how your body experiences food, and seeing in your own eyes that you can enjoy food with unlimited freedom, satisfaction, and joy, while still getting fit.
You just don’t know how to get that experience yet, and THIS is what I help you accomplish at Rise Lean.
What Are The Consequences of Food Obsession?
Common physical and psychological consequences:
- Eating disorders such as binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, rumination nervosa, etc.
- Other chronic diseases including heart diseases and diabetes
- Sleep disorders
- Digestive problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Low self-esteem
- Hiding from social events
- Sadness and hopelessness
The list goes on and on.
If you leave food obsession unchecked, it’ll worsen and possibly become a food obsession disorder such as binge eating or bulimia.
I myself have been there, and I’ll never forget that experience.
With hindsight, I certainly see value in that experience; for instance, it’s the reason why I’ve discovered a winning strategy to regain the elegant, blissful relationship with food which now I get to share with the world. However, I wouldn’t want to go through the pain again, simply because I couldn’t even be myself when I was immersed in the torrent of guilt and self-resentment everyday.
Looking back at those months after my complete healing, it feels like I was possessed by something that I’ve lost all my power to. I compulsively put food into my mouth despite how strongly it was against my will. I treated myself in the most horrible way by overstuffing my stomach.
And when feeling the acute stomach pain form binging, I was afraid that one day, I could kill myself by doing it.
As a very positive person, I’ve never had suicidal thoughts. But from time to time, when I didn’t know which way to turn, I wondered if the only way to end this possession was by ending life. When you are torn by the vicious cycle every day and can’t feel hope, it’s hell. (You can read my story about my own healing here.)
That was what my life was like when I let my food obsession turn into the greater monster.
As eating disorders bring you tremendous stress and steal your focus away from building your life, you’ll find your health, relationships, finances, and career deteriorate and your life’s passion gone — all because you’ve just lost yourself.
But it doesn’t end here, because it’ll also impact your children. As a mother myself, I know for sure that you’ll try your best to protect your children against this excruciating pattern you are going through. But they can still get the insecurity and addiction because they are not only the beholder of your life, but also a part of it.
My best advice for you: end food obsession as soon as possible, with professional help.
What's Retaining Food Obsession In You?
- Belief & Emotions
The belief “I can’t eat what I want” spontaneously creates cravings. Once you make the effort to suppress cravings by disciplines, they actually become greater and consume more energy.
The chronic cravings, suppression, and the events of cheating on the rules — when mixed with a series of complex, negative emotions including guilt, fear, disappointment, anxiety, frustration, self-resentment — trigger neurological responses which generates the obsession and cement it in your psyche.
- Physiological Patterns
Meanwhile, the obsession and the problematic eating pattern contribute to a lot of stress which, as studies have found out, amplifies food obsession. Episodes of overindulgence of processed unhealthy food and sugar creates chronic inflammation and sabotages the body’s hormonal balances, causing it to produce hormones and neurotransmitters that cause greater food cravings and obsession.
I talk about how our body is chemically and hormonally retaining your food obsession in my articles Sugar Addiction Treatment: Stopping Sugar from Controlling Your LIfe, and Addicted To Soda
- Awareness & Thought Patterns
Also, from time to time, it may be hard for you to differentiate if you are addicted to food or addicted to the thoughts of food. This is because for a long time, almost every thought on food would bring you a series of thoughts that eventually bring about the cravings. Depending on where you are, you may crave bread as soon as you think about it; It’s very easy for that to happen because of the long-time deprivation mindset which always amplifies cravings.
And here, what makes it so easy to happen is the lack of boundary and total independence from the thoughts that occur to you. A big missing piece is your relationship with your own thoughts.
The above are a few essential aspects that are holding you back — your belief about food, your thought patterns about food, your relationship with your thoughts, and your body’s patterns that retain obsession.
How To Stop Food Obsession
To end your food obsession, you have to:
- Shift your beliefs around food, therefore transforming your dominant emotions and feelings towards it;
- Learn how to enjoy every meal and all kinds of food freely and intuitively eating the right portion with the right proportion. It helps you grasp the full security towards food and stop second guessing yourself.
- Remove your body’s biochemical patterns which retain obsession.
This article How To Overcome Food Addiction is a great starting point to learn the game on the grand scheme.
And I have some great resources that can help you solve the problem once and for all:
- My e-book: The Ultimate Guide To End Food Obsessions
What do the skinny food lovers know that you don’t yet? Four simple things. Download the skinny summary of the key things you need to know for free to end your food obsession.
- My library:
All my articles in the website are meant to help you learn the proven, real methods to heal your relationship with food while losing 20, 30, and 40 pounds or more organically, sustainably, and consistently.
You may find these ones as interesting starting points:
- High-quality, high-impact, free recorded training I’ve done.
I highly recommend that you watch my training 5 Winning Steps Smart Women Use to Eliminate Food Addiction Permanently…While Getting A Head Turning Body.
Within this training, I’ve dived deeply into the methodology which has given my clients real results in record time, as well as the client case studies with specifics on their particular challenges and how they overcame them. It gives you both clarity, motivation, and tremendous value. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have 24 hours to watch it for free.
- A free 1:1 Clarity Call with me.
This is for people who are ready to transform being obsessed, fearful, and weight concerned food addicts into becoming free, radiant, and passionate lovers of not only food, but also his body and life.
It’s for the ultra-committed people who want real results. If that’s you, book this call with me here.