10 Ways to Know if It’s Not Just Food Making You Overweight.
When I was a wee lass, I had what I am sure a whole pasta pot of young women have now, body dysmorphia.
I would shut my eyes in the shower so I wouldn’t have to see myself. I would cover the mirrors or avoid looking in them altogether.
I hated my body with a raw open, seeping sore passion.
I thought I was way too fat. I wasn’t. I was very skinny, but it didn’t matter what anyone said to me, I thoroughly believed I was disgusting.
A lot of work has since happened, and as we all know, I obviously still had a lot of issues and some new ones when I piled the weight on.
But, the fundamental issue wasn’t actually how many sugary jam donuts my tummy, disguised as my soul, wanted to consume. The issue was my own issues- one of which was self-worth.
The other day, I caught myself looking in the mirror and squeezing my tummy rolls in disgust. Later on I found myself staring at my gut in the bath ad berating myself with a venom only reserved by funnel web spiders. When I realised, I was horrified at how I was treating myself.
How did I get back here? How did my little girl, teenage self find voice again? Hadn’t I dealt with all this?
So, I went back again and started to feel all that pain and allow myself to confront once again my own issues of self worth.
So, I thought maybe some of you are like me and perhaps not even aware that you may have some issues not with food itself, but with how you soothe yourself and deal with your own issues.
We so often think it’s just a matter of eating too much.
Here are ten things to ask yourself to discover if it is simply a matter of portion size and food quality or something more.
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