When I used to have water polo practice from 9pm-11pm at night in college, I would get home at midnight. I just played 2 hours of water polo, so I was pretty friggin' hungry.
But..... I was on diet.
I was carefully counting calories. I was purposefully not buying things from the grocery store. Most importantly, I heard from Oprah or someone that you shouldn't eat after 7 PM.
Sometimes, I would successfully eschew the fridge. Other times, I would try to just have one tablespoon of peanut butter.
But more often than not, I ate a lot of tablespoons of peanut butter. Like sometimes I would pull a muscle in my mouth voraciously scooping peanut butter.
I felt out of control. I was so frustrated and ashamed.
Isabel Foxen Duke, founder of Stop Fighting Food, calls this “feeling crazy around food.”
Isabel Foxen Duke is one fabulous babe. In fact, a lot of her work was really critical to me healing my relationship with food. I've listed her as a reference for like a million blog posts.
I'm not the only one. Isabel is one of the most well-respected coaches in the emotional eating world. Her approach is about changing your mindset around food.
If I had these videos when I was binging on peanut butter, I would have realized that I needed food. Eating peanut butter was actually a pretty good choice.
If you're tired of swinging between "this time I've got it," and "what the hell is wrong with me? Why can't I get my hand out of this peanut butter jar?" I encourage you to check her out.
Isabel’s offering a free video training series. The series unpacks the emotional and psychological components to changing your relationship with food.
If this is a topic that speaks to you, I highly recommend you sign up to get her free vids.
PS: I am a paid affiliate for Isabel's program. She still does a kick-ass job though. Even Ricki Lake likes her. If you sign up using my link, you can help me pay my squarespace rent.