Are you constantly thinking about food or your next opportunity to eat?
Do you see yourself as thinner or heavier than others see you?
Have you tried several weight loss/food control methods?
Do you feel shame about your eating or not eating?
Are you juggling multiple roles in your life?
As you take in these statements, are there any that resonate with you? Perhaps you are a mother coordinating the schedules of your children while managing the title of wife and business woman. Maybe you are a businessman traveling and you miss your family, so you reach for another serving of cake, at least it allows you to feel some sweetness while you are on the road? Or maybe you are so stressed out from trying to people please that all you can think about is devouring your next meal? Maybe you’ve gotten to a point in your life where food is love. Your food or drink of choice might represent a substitute for emotional satisfaction. Perhaps it helps you to drown out the pain of loneliness, fear, guilt, or shame? Maybe you are stressed out and can’t quite put your finger on the ‘why’ of it?