So many people tell me they have "trigger foods" they just can't keep in the house.
When we are talking about foods like these, it's important to consider the environment in which they are being introduced.
A strong association develops with losing control that maybe came from restriction or an emotional stressor.
So if nine times out of ten we have a negative experience with this food it's natural to then want to get rid of it, to fear it, to not want it in the house because 90 percent of the time you struggle with it.
What we want to do is create a new association with these foods. This doesn't mean you have to give up all of your goals or your progress or the way you fuel your body. It's about normalizing these foods so that you're never feeling like you're on the brink of losing control.
This is just to create more choice rather than a forced restriction which doesn't ever feel good or empowering.
What we want to do is introduce the food into your life in a controlled environment. We want to incorporate it with times of your day that go very smoothly for you, or where you've already reflected and done a meal time ritual.
You need to do it at a time where you have prepared yourself mentally to create a new positive association with it. Until we do that it's always going to be that scary thing that you can't control. Creating a new association in this manner is inspired by something called exposure therapy.
If you want to make those changes you can sign up for my free food series. I do a ton psycho-education around food relationships. Then if you want to take a step further, you can always work with me one-on-one in my food relationship coaching program. For this, each prospective client submits an application so I can feel confident in our ability to work together.
Hopefully this was helpful for you. Let me know if you have any questions at all. Always here for you and trust me, you can get through it!