If I have learned anything this week, it is how TERRIBLE I am at waiting. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first house and it definitely is not as easy as it looks on HGTV. We put an offer on a house we adored and had to wait several days to find out if our offer was accepted or rejected. It. Was. Excruciating. In the end, it didn’t work out for us, but that just means there’s a better house out there!
After the wait was over, I thought back to when I started my journey to become an intuitive eater. It was just as difficult and lasted A LOT longer than a week. In the beginning, I thought it would take maybe a month, and then my relationship with food would be healed. That was definitely not the case. The process was long and hard, with several ups and downs. I actually cannot recall the exact moment I felt it click, but I know it was several months, maybe even over a year, into the process. Even though I did not get instant gratification when I started, I know that I have made a lasting change in my life. It wasn’t easy by any means, but it was so worth it.
If you are interested in or starting your journey with intuitive eating, know that it will take time. It is nothing like all the other diets you have tried in the past where you started seeing results in a week or so. If instant results were the answer, we wouldn’t be constantly starting another diet. Any worthwhile change takes time. It took you a long time to build the relationship you have with food now, so it makes since that it will also take a long time to heal that relationship. This may be one of the toughest journeys you embark on, but I assure you, you will thank yourself for the rest of your life.
If you want to know more about intuitive eating, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!