Your emails and comments are so inspiring. The conversations we’re having here are creating a community and helping people—and the site is growing: Just this morning, I got an email from a reader in Saudi Arabia who was reaching out because she doesn’t know where else to turn. We also have readers in the U.K., Sweden, Australia and all over North America. If there was ever proof that we are not alone and that more help is needed for young women struggling with emotional eating this is it!
Today, I wanted to share a happy note from a reader named Kyla who talked about how her life is changing for the better. It warmed my heart and started my day off right—I’m hoping it’ll do the same for you.
“I am half-way through reading Feeding the Hungry Heart at the moment, one of the books you’ve recommended on the site. I am so moved and inspired by Geenen Roth’s writings, especially about dieting. I am moved into tears by what others what have gone through and have shared in the book.
“Would you believe my thoughts and attitude towards food are slowly changing? Every day, I affirm to myself that I eat for nourishment and that I exercise for strength. I used to see exercise as a punishment for eating. And it is very destructive that way. This is my body. I should love and take care of it. I still get the urge to overeat but at least for now, I am really trying to change and focus on healthy than calories/weight figures. To all of you reading this, please do yourselves a favor by reading the book. You and I are not alone in this struggle.
“I want to quote a line from the book, which I believe is very very true in my case: ‘For every diet there is an equal and opposite binge. Bingeing is part of dieting. When we go on a diet, we relinquish the responsibility of learning how to nourish ourselves. And sooner or later, it backfires, and we binge.’ I will try to avoid saying diet. I will focus on healthy.”
Have you read or heard something lately that has inspired you to get saner about food or your body? Please share! xo…Sunny