With the weight-loss industry constantly bombarding us with the latest and greatest way to curb our overeating, it's no wonder we're all confused about what to do.
We hear conflicting information about what we should be eating, and new ideas surface every week around how to lose weight and keep it off.
And with all of this information overload, we feel a sense of deep despair and frustration when we can't seem to control our eating. Many times, we are able to control and manage every other area of our lives, but food seems to be the place that keeps us stuck.
As a former binge-eater and serial dieter (I've been on 116 to be exact!), I know how frustrating food can be. It seems so easy: We know what's healthy; we know what's not. So why are we still overeating?
When I was in the darkest depths of disordered eating, I believed that I was a failure and doomed to live in this destructive cycle forever. Now that I'm living in a place of freedom around food, I want to dispel a few of these beliefs that can keep you stuck in a place of frustration and hopelessness.
Knowing the truth can help you begin to find some freedom in your own journey (which will also help you ease up and be more compassionate with yourself!).
The three biggest myths of overeating: