I started practicing behavior change strategies I had read about. Strategies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion changed the way I thought about myself and the change I wanted to make.
I realized I was worthy of excellent and radical self-care.
And when I stopped believing that my less-than-healthy food choices were the byproduct of a character flaw or weak will, I got curious about what might be causing my emotional eating.
I worked with my naturopath, dietitian (yup, a dietitian has a dietitian, we all need help…), and therapist, read plenty of books, and spent time digging through scientific research.