Thanks again for everyone’s wonderful and inspiring comments about Lori and I’s eating disorder issues. It is comforting to know that we are not the only ones who went through something like overeating/under-eating habits and how we are all here to help each other out. Love our blog community! Thanks guys and gals! Love you all.
As I mentioned going along with our eating disorder we have done some things that really helped us overcome our bad eating habits and improved our self-esteem!
Eating was and still is a social thing. Mealtime is a great way most people bond! One big example of this is just by looking at all the food bloggers connecting through food
As I mentioned Lori and I used to eat things that made us feel sick in effort to connect with others. Over time though we realized this just is not healthy for us and needs to stop.
Nowadays we are so happy and passionate about the way we eat, we do have a hard time connecting with others sometimes. We are not sure why, because we never judge people for what they eat. Honestly it is not our business and as long as that person is happy, then we are happy for them.
Food should never cause tension, but bring joy and peace. One thing we have loved about food blogging is being able to connect with others, whether or not that person eats like us because great food is enjoyed by all! No one can tell you what to eat. Eat for you – eat for your health. Eat to feel your best!
Now Lori and I are not 100% perfect. We still struggle with overeating from time to time because we love food so much. But in general we are MUCH BETTER in terms of our relationship with food!
How did we get over our eating disorder?
One of the main things that has really helped us is living ‘raw’ foods. Yes.. raw foods! Now this might not be the answer for everyone but it worked for us so maybe it could work for you.
To us living foods is more than just a fad diet, but something that brings us joy and inner peace. Peace that we are truly providing our bodies with pure food. We pour our love into our food and into our products.
How raw foods has helped us?
- Overcome our emotional battle with food.
- Helped us come closer to healing our stomach issues.
- Fell in love with food again.
- Feel more satisfied with every bite.
- It makes us feel great!
- Gives us energy.
- Feel less guilty and stress free because do not have to count calories or fat, etc anymore!
Again Lori and I are not 100% raw (we do not like to use labels nor do we like to be grouped in a label) we just tend to eat more living unprocessed foods because of these reasons.
Another thing that helped us get over our eating disorder is exercise. Exercise has always been a HUGE part of our lives. We used to abuse our bodies during our workouts by OVER DOING IT. Now we workout to strengthen our bodies and exercise is our stress relief not a place where we want to add stress.
Working out provides us with:
Some other things that helped us regain our self-confidence back and get rid of having a poor relationship with food are blogging, writing in a journal, smiling, laughing, dancing, being with friends and family, finding something that you are passionate about and do it everyday, and prayer!
Along with these great eats.
And of course our love for socca always makes us smile!
IF you are someone who had an eating disorder or suffers from low self-esteem what has worked for you? What helped you get over the fear of food and learning to love yourself again?
Time to get ready for our Wednesday farmers market.
Till next time,