IS PERFECTIONISM CONTROLLING YOUR EATING HABITS AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR BODY?
Disordered eating refers to a wide range of eating behaviors and can go hand in hand with diagnosable eating disorders. What separates disordered eating behaviors and eating disorders is the severity and frequency of behaviors. Disordered eating can have a significant impact on a person's emotional, physical, and social functioning, in addition to being tied to anxiety, depression, and perfectionism.
Body image and self-esteem are how one perceives themselves and how they feel in their own body. Someone struggling with poor body image may be critical of their appearance and have distorted thoughts about particular parts of their body. One might think they are unattractive and feel ashamed, anxious, and self conscious based on their perception of their body.
Have a list of forbidden foods you can't eat? Feel guilt or shame if you eat a food from your forbidden list?
Have an all or nothing mentality ("I messed up on my diet, I might as well eat the entire box of cookies?"
Obsessively calorie count?
Feel better/confident with yourself when you stick to eating "safe," "clean" and "healthy" foods?
Regularly check your body to make sure you haven't gained weight?
Turn to food when you don't want to feel certain emotions?
Lack self confidence/self esteem?
It is normal to want to look our best but for some individuals, they become overly preoccupied with their appearance and believe their body or a particular part of their body makes them imperfect.
Being overly fixated on one's diet and self image not only takes up a great deal of mental and emotional energy, but it can also be extremely detrimental to one's physical health and overall well-being.
There may be days when we all feel uncomfortable or unsatisfied in our bodies. One key to having a positive, healthy relationship with our bodies is to not have our worth attached to what we eat and what we look like on the outside.
As your coach, I will challenge the negative, limited beliefs you have about yourself and guide you to body acceptance. This will help you improve your self-esteem and stop depriving your body of the love and nurturance it desperately needs! It's time to finally let go of the diet and exercise restrictions that are holding you back from internal freedom and develop a new relationship with the body you have!
If you are ready to fall in love with your body, then sign up for you free 30 minute mini session to learn more!