Unhealthy Relationship: Food Edition

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Therapy for Food Addiction in Woodland Hills, CA

I hate calling an unhealthy relationship with food an addiction, (but it’s probably what you typed into Google that brought you here).

You’re not addicted to food. You need food.

In fact, you both love and hate food.

You want to be healthy; you want to lose weight; you just don’t know where to start.

Thinking about food has become a habit, an obsession.

If you’re not counting calories, you’re hating yourself for eating another chocolate bar.

It seems like your whole life revolves around what you eat.

There is so much meaning we give food, and so many mixed messages:

“Food is love.”

“Clean your plate.”

“Are you really going to eat that?”

“No one will love you if you’re fat.”

Talk about screwing with your head!

It’s no wonder you have such mixed emotions when it comes to food.

Speaking of emotions, that’s another can of worms…

You eat when you’re sad, when you’re mad, when you’re lonely, bored, anxious, excited, or celebrating…

You eat to feel good and eat when you feel good.

And it’s not like you haven’t tried to change your relationship with food.

You’ve tried dieting, exercise, cleanses, fasting…

It’s like you jump from one extreme to the other: from “food is fuel” to “food makes me happy.”

You’re tired of feeling this way, and you want to change.

And you’re not the first person to wish there was a nutrition pill you could take that would fuel your body and stave off hunger.

If only there was a way that you didn’t have to eat!

Maybe food isn’t the problem…

When I work with people who say they have a bad relationship with food, there’s usually something else gnawing at them from underneath.

Often, it’s a poor relationship with themselves that’s the problem.

Therapy Can Help Change How You Relate to Food

Our relationship to food is nothing more than the collection of thoughts and perceptions we have about what we put into our bodies.

If you can change how you think about food (and yourself), you transform your relationship with food.

The truth is you have to eat, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing!

Improving your relationship with food is about improving your relationship with yourself.

It’s about accepting who you are, beyond what you look like on the surface.

I believe in health at every size, and it has nothing to do with the numbers on the scale.

Don’t get me wrong: Therapy is not about being content with being “overweight”.

Health is So Much More Than What You Look Like

Being healthy is about how you feel- how you see yourself in the world.

It’s about knowing that you’re a rockstar: a strong, courageous warrior.

You are so much more than your dress size!

You are beautiful. You are whole.

Therapy can help you rediscover who you truly are.

It can help you slough off who you think you’re supposed to be.

Get reacquainted with your inner goddess.

It’s Time to Stop Beating Yourself Up for What You Eat

You don’t have a food addiction.

Our culture has demonized food and sent messages that certain foods are bad.

We restrict. We diet. We purge.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

It’s time to break the cycle.

If you’re ready to improve your relationship with food, schedule your free consultation today.

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