Dare I say that I think 12-step recovery for disordered eating has it all wrong? There are multiple varieties out there - with and without 'food plans', gray sheets, 'guidelines' to healthy eating, and 'lifestyle changes."' All you have to do is follow a few simple rules.
Ahhh, rules. Restrictions. Deprivation. Don't listen to your internal cues, listen to someone else tell you how to live in your body because, after all, you can't be trusted or you wouldn't be there.
And you better plan on staying awhile. A long while. Like - the rest of your life long. Because if you leave your addiction is just waiting for the chance to drag you down a dark alley and you never know if you'll get out alive next time.
The end result is disempowering no matter how you couch it in 'spiritual principles.'
Sorry folks - unless you learn to trust God and your internal wisdom - it's just another (destined to fail) diet. Looking for a way out without losing the good you found in the rooms along the way?
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Kim Halsey is a human resource professional and executive coach who helps people overcome life damaging habits, restore important relationships, and live their dreams without drama.
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