This month’s article concludes the interview published in June.
“I’m slowly accepting who I am; it’s like meeting a stranger. I didn’t really know the real me until recently. It’s only been a year and I have a lifetime of habits to change. It’s all about getting to know you. Self awareness is so important. It’s understanding what triggers my overeating or sends me into an emotional low and how to break the pattern.
I’ve learned that self sabotage is easy. I’ve actually looked at a chocolate bar and thought, ‘I don’t want that’, before eating it. Now, I stop and ask myself, ‘why do I feel like I need that now’? For example. Dehydration can make you think you are hungry when you are actually thirsty. Whenever I ask myself questions, I always try to give an honest answer.
When I ‘came out’ about my sexuality; chocolate, funnily enough, was one of the things that I could not face. I went completely off food. I just did not eat; I even had to remind myself to eat. I was no longer a slave to food, for example thinking that it’s 6 o’clock and was therefore time to eat.