Trust is an absolutely essential nutrient if you want a relaxed and peaceful relationship with food and eating. Your body & mind will be so much less stressed when it feels like it’s being listened to, and respected. We spend countless hours trying to over-ride body signals, controlling cravings, searching for answers when actually you already have everything you need. I know, I’ll never be a millionaire lol!
Learning to trust yourself is a process. You’ll need to have courage, you’ll need to be patient and compassionate. All of these might not come easily at first, but can be strengthened with practice and support. Our brain is incredible, and we’re able to actually change our neural pathways through the way we speak to, and treat ourselves. When we start to treat ourselves as human beings worth listening to, we’re better able to tune in to the signals that help us know when to eat, when to slow down and when to stop. It’s not perfect, but neither are we! When we keep curiosity and compassion front of mind, we can approach this with a brave heart and mind, and be willing to play around a bit in the shallow end before making our way to the deep end (with credit to the wonderful Aaron Flores for this analogy – I love it!).
Trust begins with a willingness to try. A willingness to stuff it up. A willingness to stay curious. And stay present. It’s absolutely the #1 key to finding contentment with food and your body.