“I’m still very happy living with this new way of eating. It is a welcomed lifestyle change that has allowed me to live with a normalcy in connection with food. I eat appropriate amounts of healthy, simple and delicious foods. I no longer binge or crave foods like a use to. I feel very satisfied and content and do not feel like I’m missing out on anything. Ironically, I have found that other people think I am. It is interesting to see people’s reactions and hear their comments when I politely say I don’t eat that anymore or that is no longer part of the way eat. I often see looks of sorrow or get reactions that I must feel deprived. This couldn’t be further from the truth, yet it is very difficult to convince people of that. I know that is not how I feel but that may be a feeling they are identifying within themselves.
It made me realize that when you are in a dysfunctional relationship and you start to make healthier choices or changes, people don’t know what to do with it when they are use to another way. It makes them feel uncomfortable. Since I have changed the dynamics of the foods I choose to eat and the relationship with my food, it seems to make others feel uncomfortable. And that is ok. I know how I’m eating is healthy physically and mentally.”