Each round, I hear from some of those considering Truce with Food, “I’ve got a lot going on. I’m going to wait till next year.”
I don’t doubt that any of us don’t have a lot going on. My definition of being an adult is when you finally accept that it’s always going to be something!
For most people, this “I’ll wait till next year” is the voice of fear in their head. It’s often a procrastination habit
Another voice I’ve heard from many of my 1:1 calls with those interested in Truce with Food is “Can I do this? Will this really work for me?”
This is often the voice of an identity that “I’m different”.
I know this one well because it held me back in my own healing. “Why am I the one with the sensitive digestive system that has to stop eating by 7 p.m. so I don’t wake up with heartburn like I’m a 90-year old Grandma?” is one tiny example of how this voice dominated my food thoughts.
While I cherished being different in some ways in my life, it also made me believe I was the exception to the reality of what it takes for life-changing transformation.
This protective voice will always be there when we’re on the brink of making healthy, transformational changes in our lives. No one is exempt!
My mentor calls it the “Dweller of the Threshold”, that comes up to stop our evolution. In mythology, the dweller is everything that rises up to stop you when you’re crossing a boundary. Crossing the bridge you will meet your mental trolls. Making changes that will transform your life will always evoke a counter force.
If your voice says “I won’t have enough time,” you can tell it to chill out because the experiments in Truce with Food don’t take anymore time. You’re going to have to eat anyway. And with the emotional work, your life is your classroom.
If the voice says, “You shouldn’t spend money right now,” you can tell it thank you but that’s not necessarily true because you never know what gains you will make by making these positive changes. Let me be clear: I would never recommend anyone going into credit card debt to do this program or any program.
And as Linda said in her recent Insatiable podcast episode, “Truce with Food more than pays for itself. I probably saved the program amount in not buying wine and eating out, alone. The program is invaluable.”
Because Truce with Food is a process, not a formula, it works for everyone. The first step is your willing to make this decision to meet the dweller, face the troll, tell the voice to sit down and relax. Yes, you have to leave your comfort zone.
What you will find is that your body is a dynamic and amazing mystery that follows elegant truths.
Just for a moment…
Imagine the Fourth of July weekend is coming up. You’re heading out with your favorite group of people to enjoy the holiday. You are looking forward to celebrating, relaxing, and enjoying all of it. Your days of stressing about your weight, your failures, your “shoulds” are a memory now. You walk confidently out to catch your plane, or the onto the boat, or run and jump in the ocean. Imagine your loved ones smiling as they see you in this new light.
Listen to Coco, a past Truce with Food client describe this:
Truce with Food was SOOO helpful for me. It offers a refreshing different/holistic approach to emotional health as it relates to food and my relationship with food. I have more ease and freedom around food and with myself. I no longer get out of bed in the morning with my first waking thoughts centered around what sort of rigid “plan of attack” I’m going to have today to “get through” food. I have clarity around my triggers and will continue to practice, learn and re-learn when it comes to the “reset” button:)
This is just a taste of what’s possible for you when you embark on your own Truce with Food. But you have to act now. Today is the last day to register.
When you are fighting with food – meaning you want one thing but do something else – food always wins. There’s another, better, more fun way!
I hope you’ll bet on yourself to face that dweller and dissolve the habits which hold you back. It’s your turn to join this program, the supportive community, and life changing tools so you can step into life you’re meant to live.