Please Please Please, I beg of you... (ncuneo-268/148)
...if you think you have or have eating/food "issues" (binging, restricting, emotional eating, whatever) please please please deal with them DURING weight loss! Lifestyle change or not, they WILL be waiting for you when the "fun" of weight loss is over.
Ok, so I'm being a little dramatic and of course nothing anyone says applies to everyone; but I can personally attest that even with a complete lifestyle change, hitting goal and being pretty happy with my results from weight loss closing in on 1 year post goal, I STILL am struggling with food *issues*.
I was never under the illusion that weight loss would "solve" all my problem, but I did neglect to do any mental/emotional work when it came to my food issues along the way. The high of weight loss masked the problems and now that that high is gone, the problems are bubbling to the surface and it's quite painful. At first it was no big deal, lots of exercise kept the weight gain at bay. But a minor injury and a little burn out and a notch up in the binging department and 5 lbs have found there way back to me. 5 lbs no big deal right? Of course not, not a big deal at all. I know what to do, I know how to lose them, but if I don't get my emotional issues in check I will be battling them forever.
So anyway, I just wanted to say it because I know we are always obsessing about losing the weight and how many cals we should eat and how much we should exercise, but we neglect to talk about the deeper issues sometimes and if you haven't thought about yours in a while - I encourage you to
"There is nothing you can't have tomorrow so there is no reason to eat it all today."
This has struck a chord for me and I wanted to share it with you.