When I was in the middle of my 10 year struggle with food, I’m not sure if I would have been able to take the two month solo trip that I just took (to Thailand and Vietnam). My obsessive, controlling, fearful attitude toward food would have kept me from feeling like I could handle that kind of a trip.
While I was on this trip, I couldn’t help but feel extreme gratitude for my own journey and how far I’ve come. I am so thankful that I’m now on the other side of that stressful time in my life. I remember feeling so hopeless, unsure if I would ever not struggle with food, and by taking lots of little baby steps, I can finally say I’m there. Of course, I’ll always have my moments, but for the most part, I was able to enjoy this trip with complete freedom and ease around food and my body.
I made a short video for you going over 4 key strategies that helped me feel mentally free around food and at the same time, respectful toward my body, as I ate my way through S.E. Asia.
Intuitive Eating (and sometimes, lack thereof) while traveling: 4 Strategies for handling your relationship to food with love while on the road.
Additionally, I also interviewed my friend and fellow coach, Maddy Moon, who also recently got back from Thailand. Maddy spent many years of her life training for fitness competitions and modeling photo shoots, only to come to the conclusion that obsessing over food and her body was taking her further away from her passion, not closer. Now, she teaches other women and men how to take control of their relationship with food while enjoying every minute of their newfound freedom.
And here is my interview with her:
Do you feel anxiety around your relationship to food while traveling? What’s the hardest part for you? Share in the comments below and I’m happy to coach you through this.
Intuitive Eating Next Steps:
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