This whole journey with Dawn helping me to look hard at the emotions and thought processes I have going on in my head and heart when I’m eating, has been very empowering. I feel like all my life up to this point has been all about the food… what can I eat, what can’t I eat, when can I eat, when can’t I eat, how much can I eat, and on and on and on… But with Dawn, she has me looking at how I feel and what I’m thinking when I’m eating.
The shift is that my focus is no longer on the food, it’s now on me and what’s going on within me.
My biggest learning from this session was that I am fully capable of retraining my brain in its responses to food. Dawn pointed out that being able to leave food on a plate now because I’m aware of being full is a huge reawakening of my body’s ability to know when to stop eating. Everyone is born with that ability but most of us eventually stop listening.
Have you ever tried a weight loss program that doesn’t talk about the food, but instead supports you in looking at your emotions and thoughts before during and after eating? Please share your experience in the comments area below. Looking forward to hearing from you!