what drove me to stuff myself with food
I’ll never forget the birthday where I ate a whole half dozen dairy-free, gluten-free double chocolate cupcakes all by myself.
I had just opened a few presents.
My friends and family had just said goodbye after spending the day with me.
I was supposed to be happy.
But I wasn’t.
Instead, I was standing alone in my kitchen, shoving cupcakes in my mouth, telling myself, “It’s my birthday. I can do whatever the F— I want.”
That was 10 years ago (since today IS my birthday 🥰), and a lot has changed for me since then.
Celebrations – especially my birthday – no longer revolve around food. Because, for me, food no longer has an emotional charge behind it. It’s no longer entangled with my highs or my lows.
From healing my relationship with food, I’ve discovered what is truly fun, nourishing, and fulfilling for me vs. what is “supposed” to be fun but not really fun for me at all.
Instead of spending one of my favorite times of the year feeling bloated, heavy, and spiraling in self-loathing… I spend it feeling grounded, grateful, peaceful, present, and a little silly too.
When it comes to birthday cake or cupcakes, now I can easily take them or leave them.
Because the emptiness that drove me to stuff myself with cupcakes 10 years ago is no longer there.
And that’s been one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received in this life.
In service to your freedom,
P.S. Ready for the emptiness that drives you to stuff yourself to no longer be there too? Then click here, apply now and let yourself discover what this gift looks like for you!