For so many of us, food is complicated. We give completely inanimate (arguable to raw vegans, of course) items so much power over how we feel: about our bodies, our choices, our worth. There’s an element of control (or lack thereof) that restricting can give us; it can be intoxicating.
Until it backfires.
And it always does.
This video series from Isabel Foxen Duke is a must-watch if you’ve ever felt crazy around food. Or struggled with body image, food fears, disordered eating…yep, general food-fueled craziness. I was so impressed with her first round of videos last year that I got myself on the waiting list for one-on-one coaching and have been working with her since February. Trust me when I say I have been astonished by what I’ve learned about not just myself, but our backward society. Isabel is brilliant, as far as I’m concerned: breaking down the myths, the stigmas and the media-centric vice that causes so many women to fight food.
Hint: it’s not about willpower.