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Episode from the podcastWriting Your Best Self

Journaling Solutions For Eating Problems

Released Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
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"This can be a very anxious process. There's so much trauma around food... Learning to feel your body can be a scary process that brings up a lot."

I'm super excited to introduce you to Jared Levenson - the founder of Eating Enlightenment.

Jared was plagued with binge-eating for years until he learned how to transform his relationship with food. He's now a mindful eating zen master who's helped countless people curb their cravings through the power of journaling so they can feel empowered and enlightened around their food choices.

In this powerful episode, Jared explains why journaling is such an effective tool for tackling food problems - as well as sharing his own personal story of transformation.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed recording it.

"The process of writing changes reality... it's very inspiring."

In this episode, Jared and I explore:
  •  What is mindful eating and what benefits does it offer. 
  • How can our body tell us what to eat? 
  • Why we turn to food as an emotional crutch - and how can we cultivate a healthier relationship. 
  • How Jared discovered that writing can change your relationship with food while at a monastery.
  • The science behind externalising our thoughts in our journal. 
"Usually before people emotionally eat there's this cacophony - this internal argument back and forth that escalates. Then people binge to calm down those voices."  
  • How labelling feelings helps us to unravel them. 
  • The power of dialoguing with and hearing the different voices that show up around food. 
  •  Why changing your relationship with food helps you to reclaim your personal power. 
  • Catching cues and rewiring triggers. Tapping into the wisdom of the body. 
  • How can we trust our body to tell us what it needs to be healthy, vital, and strong. 
  • Jared's story - how he transformed from binge-eater to mindful eating Zen master.
And more...

Feeling empowered around food can be a transformative experience. I hope this episode helps you to navigate forward in some way. 

Jared's journaling prompt:
Write with awareness right before you eat.

How to discover more about Jared's work:
1. Visit the Eating Enlightenment website.
2. Check out Jared's YouTube channel.
3. View the Earing Enlightenment journaling app
Also, check out the BestSelf Co. range of journaling tools:
1. Transform Fear to Focus [$5 investment].
2. 52 List Journaling Prompts [a free tool].

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