How I Won My Battle with Food Addiction: A Journey of Recovery and Hope
I was mid-way through recording a podcast when I said something that really resonated with me. "Food addiction is debilitating emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. It encompasses everything. It lights up my brain and causes me to eat more and more. It is absolutely mental anguish, and I don't want to live that way today, and I don't."
Could you relate? Does it feel like you're stuck in a never-ending struggle to stop, but just can't seem to get there?
Well, let's dive a bit deeper.
Whenever someone from our community is about to share their recovery story for the first time, they often ask me, "Judy, what should I say?" My response? "Tell your truth."
I absolutely love sharing my story! It's a testament to a journey that I'm incredibly grateful for.
I've been where you are. I've grappled with my addiction, but today, it's different. Sure, I have the occasional hard day, but it's a world away from what it used to be. And here's the thing: it's never about the food. It's about life!
I remember the failed diets, the regret, the remorse, the shame... but now, those days are a distant memory.
Life isn't always a cakewalk. I have my struggles, just like anyone else. But today, my life is simpler, and it's good. Food no longer rules my world.
Are you yearning to break free from the struggle? To never feel the need to diet again? Or are you seeking some peace of mind? Perhaps you just need a glimmer of hope, a reassurance that it's possible to quiet those cravings and build a meaningful life.
I'll let you in on a little secret: all of that and more is within your reach.
You're not a failure. You just haven't stumbled upon your solution... yet. But 'yet' is a powerful word. It means that there's hope. There's a future. There's a chance.
If you're even slightly intrigued, I think you're going to love this episode of The Off Of The Couch Podcast.
Hang in there, no matter what. You've got this!
P.S. Just a quick reminder - if I could overcome this, you absolutely can too! Dave, who's been coaching food addicts for over a decade, often jokes that his mom (me!) was the most food-addicted person he's ever met. Yet here I am, clean for over 18 years! Want to hear more about my journey?