When we are obsessed with our bodies and food behaviors, so much time is spent thinking about calorie counts, meal plans, excessive workouts or bingeing behaviors.
Thinking about food and weight can even become part of our self-identities.
If you want to change your relationship with food, you really need to contemplate what a version of you that isn’t obsessed with her body and food would think about.
Maybe you’d think about the relationships in your life, hobbies, exciting plans and dreams. Write a list. What do you think about in a life free of food and body obsession.
Next time you feel the urge to binge, try thinking about what you might be thinking about if you weren’t experiencing the urge. Catch yourself in the act of your behaviors and decide what you want to be thinking about.
The truth is, if you want to become a person who doesn’t obsess over disordered eating, you need to think like that person. And as you think like that person, you will become that person.