Kk so I reflected a little today - wow Sarah used her brain, I know, right💁 - and honestly, I tried so often to improve my relationship with food; but it never really worked out. I am also not going to say that it works perfectly now, it sure as hell doesn't. There are days on which I am afraid to eat an apple and then again, there are days where all I want is to eat.
The last year it got better, slowly, with setbacks, all the time, but in the bigger picture it got better - and it didn't get better because I worked on my eating habits, but because I worked on myself. A lot. In my opinion eating habits and your psyche go hand in hand. You dont starve yourself or binge because you are doing mentally well, you do it to cope with issues; might it be compensating for something, trying to take control in one part of your life or whatever, there can be a ton of reasons.
But especially the last 3 weeks showed me exactly that, since I started training as a functional strength master I feel happy, I don't have issues - again, wtf Sarah. How. The. Hell. No anxiety? What's wrong?
I feel balanced and I want to treat myself right..and this includes eating well, not in the sense of 100% clean eating, but listening to my body and eating a donut when I feel like it at 3am in the morning or eating salad for breakfast, whatever my body craves.
Your body naturally tells you what it needs, counting macros and calories isn't needed in my opinion. Of course, in the beginning it can help a lot to get a feeling for food and learn a bit about nutrition, most dont know that they are addicted to sugars and all that amazing stuff. In the first 2-3 months when starting to try to be a bit more conscious about food it is always a good idea to inform yourself about food, what's in it and how much you need - you need more than salad even when losing weight yo. -
But in general..mental health and eating habits can't be devided. Healthy mind= healthy body.
Working on yourself mentally is the most important, the rest follows automatically.
You need to solve the true issue, find the roots, not try to open the window so the smoke goes away when the oven is burning.