The problem is people are Confused, Isolated and Afraid they are out of control with food.
Basic marketing tells us to state the problem and your solution for it and then deliver the reward!
If you are still reading after that opening line I am relieved! I've taken a lot of heat for writing two things, "Isolated and Afraid"...I've been told people don't want to be reminded of such PAINFUL places!
Sorry, but I believe by admitting to that level of pain, those with that pain will draw closer. I know by sharing the real story, the real people with that kind of pain will read this.
Pain? Because of the pain of shame and guilt, we ISOLATE ourselves because we can't stop eating and overeating. We know we are getting fatter and fatter and more unhealthy and we know everybody can see. We are MORE than scared we are out of control, We ARE out of control.
Because of that pain, I isolated in plain site. I disappeared behind the glazed over look in my own eyes. I went to work and then just went home! I didn't want to be around anyone! I did all of this in the Fitness Industry and at our local church, where everybody knows your name! At over 225 pounds I would sit at meetings over lunch and peck at a little salad while plotting my REAL meal afterwards. I had to try and put up a false front while all my clients left my personal training business and I could no longer ride the bike in spin class that I taught.
I was so ashamed of myself and I could NOT get control of my food... Then I was approached by my good ole diet partner who said, "Let's start our diet again!". Nov 10th 2014 I gave up sugars and starches all over again. It's been 3 years! The first year I went through weight loss, and I came to the conclusion I had real food addictions. I dealt with that truth and embraced it. 2016 I started mentoring, coaching and building what is today, "Find Your Food : Network".
I've come out of isolation. I lead multiple Online and local small groups. I tell my story and I offer HOPE and HELP.
Food behaviors brought shame and shame ISOLATES...Can we help? Contact us Findyourfood2@gmail.com