When it comes to food obsession, anxiety about image, weight, and body issues, it’s easy to think that the problem is on the surface. We might assume that someone just needs to change their eating habits, or that they should just try to be more positive about their body. But the reality is that these issues are often a symptom of a deeper problem.
At the root of food obsession and body image issues is an unmet need for love and acceptance. People who struggle with food obsession and body image issues often feel inadequate or not good enough. They may feel ashamed, embarrassed, or unworthy of love, acceptance, and belonging.
This can lead to a cycle of self-loathing and obsessive thoughts about food and body. The good news is that these issues can be addressed and healed. One of the best ways to start is to recognize that there is a need for love, acceptance, and belonging that has gone unmet. This can help to shift the focus away from food, body image, and weight, and onto the underlying need for love and acceptance.
From there, it will be important to develop an understanding of self-compassion and self-care. Learning to be kind to yourself, to give yourself permission to take care of your needs, and to practice self-care can be incredibly helpful in overcoming food obsession, body image issues, and weight-related problems.
Finally, it is important to reach out for support. Talking to a coach or mentor who can help give a better understanding of the underlying issues, and can provide a safe space to talk through any difficulties.
Jarrod Bruce Lee helps gay professionals look good naked, and build real confidence in their personal and professional lives.
In this episode, let’s explore Jarrod’s journey from his struggles with food, weight, and body issues to his current state of awareness and healing, as well as his lifelong transformation. Discover how he was able to overcome his challenges and gain a newfound appreciation for himself and his life.
“I think a lot of people coming to me go, ‘I just want the workout plan, I just want the diet plan. And that’s going to solve everything.’ Well, we need to do the mindset, we need to do the emotional work, because without that, you can do what you want, nothing’s going to shift, if you don’t actually bring awareness to what is truly going on.” – Jarrod Bruce Lee
What you will learn from this episode:
03:25 – Getting long-term clients
03:57 – His transformation story from dealing with peer pressure, sexuality, weight and body issues and to what his life looks now
07:39 – Remembering that worst time in his life battling body and weight issues
13:51 – What it was like feeling lonely that nobody understands you and all you can think of is food obsession
15:24 – Getting over his food obsession: Keep the fun in your eating routine and getting into deep work within
20:26 – How joy is crucial in being consistent at what you do
22:38 – There is power in complete love and acceptance of who you really are
23:11 – Jarrod’s spiritual awakening
35:43 – Owning his life this time and being unafraid to be who he really is: Action steps he did to go down that path
47:42 – New frontiers to face and growth to experience
51:31 – Paying attention to the mindset stuff and the awareness of yourself
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