On Releasing Food Triggers Not Just To Lose Excess Weight But To Gain Greater Sanity and Peace With Food And Life

On Releasing Food Triggers Not Just To Lose Excess Weight But To Gain Greater Sanity and Peace With Food And Life

There are many WFPB success stories and I love to read/listen to/watch them and be more inspired and hopefully learn from them too. Believe me, none of us who have lost a substantial amount of weight are perfect. And it’s not about being perfect. My belief is that God is perfect and that “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13). That’s my belief and that’s why I always say I’m Plant Based by God’s Grace. Most (maybe not all but most) of us are food addicts. If we’ve read The Pleasure Trap, or The End of Overeating, we can’t deny it and if we do deny it, we’re only lying to ourselves. Even those of us who have lost a substantial amount of weight still have a battle.

But this is what I have found has made the battle SO much lighter and easier One Day At a Time: letting go of my trigger foods. Period. Reading Dr. Rhona Epstein’s Food Triggers and continually praying and following through has helped me tremendously. I don’t care if peanut butter or whole grain flour or Ezekiel bread is so-called “compliant” if it doesn’t work for ME. I know MY body. We all know our bodies. If all the rules I set around it don’t work and I still overeat on it consistently, then it is a trigger food, and I’ll go as far as to say an idol food for me personally, and one that I have to let go. And if the thought of letting it go makes me panic even more, then that’s a sign that I AM truly addicted to it.

Letting go of my final stronghold of “compliant” trigger food late this summer (PB I let go of many months ago but others I held on to), is one of the BEST things I’ve ever done!! And believe it or not, it’s not just the extra fat that is slowly coming off (while that feels good too), it’s the peace and relief from the constant mental battle that is priceless and oh so worth it!! PLEASE read the literature on food addiction to understand the chemical issues affecting the brain and how to overcome it.

Be at peace with food if you already aren’t. Be free to eat for health and concentrate on other things in life and thrive and not even have to stress over or overthink food at all. Seek counseling if you need to deal with past trauma; let go of toxic shame that doesn’t belong to you; and seek counseling around your addictions (food And including other substances/behaviors). It is SO worth it. YOU are so worth it!!

#PlantBasedGodsGrace

{ Check out this Idea List on Amazon: Food Addiction or Food Issues Must-Have/Must-Read List by N.B. http://a.co/h7JNXuw }

FYI, I’m not making one cent off of any of these recommendations. They are just books that have helped me and many others.

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