Since I moved out to L.A. to finish the film and start a new life, I have found it a bit stressful. You are hit with so many things at once. New friends you need to make. So much stuff to buy and learn about. I began to wonder if I could take this personally or professionally.
Luckily, I am very good at what I do and will let nothing deter me from my true mission of making this film.
Fortunately during this trying time I have not turned to food for comfort. This new dieting strategy has brought about major weight loss and resulted in a much better state of personal health.
I was very happy with this result. Made me wonder if I had finally beaten those demons that had been pestering me my whole life? Well the answer actually is yes and no.
Even though I had put away my anger and emotions towards past issues in my life, there were still stressors. With emotional eating gone, I really had no way to deal with them now.
Suddenly though, I found myself in a very new situation. I was actually not hungry anymore. I wasn’t even eating during most of the day. There were times that I would eat less than a thousand calories a day.
I have always known emotional eating is about using food as a tool to deal with your emotions. What I did not realize is that by not eating when I am stressed or emotional, this was also using food as a tool.
Emotional eating could be both the consumption and lack of consumption of food.
I was blown away. There were truly two sides to this coin.
Well, as with everything in life and especially this documentary… I have more to learn and more to share.
If anyone else has gone down this road, I would really like to hear your stories or thoughts. So feel free to post in the comments section, facebook.com/findingthin, or anywhere I can read/watch it!
Sharing is the best part of getting through this and helping others.
I will report back more often now that I am settled out here in California.
Thank you for reading.