I told y’all about the weekend where I finally realized that I was eating, and it felt normal. Well, that’s what I wanted to talk about on this podcast episode. It was a good feeling. It wasn’t abnormal anymore. It wasn’t complicated.
What does normal eating feel like after 10+ years of struggling with so much fear, guilt, abnormal thinking, and restriction around food?
It looks like:
(A big thank you goes to this month’s podcast sponsor, ‘Bliss Nut Butters.’ I will be running a giveaway at the end of this post for them till next month!)
– Eating what sounds good without much of a second thought
– Not looking at what someone else is eating and feeling like you have to eat it.
– Saying ‘no’ to the body image thoughts that creep in when you eat a certain food
– Enjoying an ice cream cone no matter the size
– Eating and not worrying about whether or not I’ll be hungry later.
– Not going to bed hungry anymore
– Saying no to abnormal thinking about foods (letting food be neutral)
These are just the few ways I’m noticing normal eating coming back in in full force in every way. I’m enjoying salads, roasted veggies, ice cream, pancakes, waffles, Pop Tarts, Cheez Its, yogurt, and everything I enjoyed so long ago as a child with the least worry and anxiety I’ve had in a very long time.
And you know what’s changed from my childhood?
I APPRECIATE the food so much more, but it’s not an idol to me. I don’t think I idolized food when I was a child, but I don’t know if I truly appreciated how much our bodies need it to live.
Now, after years of restriction, truly my body needs that physical nourishment. My soul needs that spiritual nourishment I can only get from God’s Word, and I’m starting to realize how quickly I starve without it.
I hope this podcast is helpful for those of you who are still on that journey to embracing that gift of normal eating again. It is WORTH. Every. Single. Painful. Joyful. Victorious Step.
Ephesians 3:20, ‘Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,’
What does normal eating look like for you every day?
Giveaway Time! (I was not reimbursed for this podcast. I was only given nut butter to give away to the listeners!)
I am picking 2 winners to win 1 jar each of Bliss Nut Butters.
a. Comment and tell me what your current favorite food is.
The giveaway will end on September 15th, 2018. I will continue remind you all until the giveaway ends. I will pick the winners and email them.