Like many women in their twenties, I was obsessed about my weight. My days consisted of consuming non-fat frozen yogurt (remember those days?) and running. But every third day or so, I would break down and eat a bunch of cookies or a big meal. After the fact, I would beat myself up and promise to start eating right again the very next day. My primary emotion was guilt and my primary thoughts were obsessive – I obsessed over food, calories, and what I was or was not going to eat.
This went on for nearly ten years.
Looking back, the saddest part of it all was that the constant obsessing and beating myself up completely robbed me of my inner peace. Thankfully, something told me to get away, which is when I moved to Chicago and had a spiritual awakening. (You can read about this experience in my first book, Opening to Life). After learning that my primary function was to express spirit or life-energy, everything changed. I surrendered and gave up my battle with food. Initially I gained some weight as I let go of a ten-year pattern of severe restriction. But over the next few years, I lost the weight I’d put on and began thinking about food in an entirely different way.
I also realized that guilt had become an addiction for me – even more so than food! Each time I overate, guilt would overwhelm me and stick with me for the entire day. Then, if I hadn’t given myself a guilt trip in a while, this monster would rear its ugly head and propel me to overeat just so I could feed the guilt monster that lived inside of me another big dose of energy!
I finally decided to swear off guilt and starve him to death by not feeding him any more of my precious time or energy. Even if I overate, I refused to feel guilty. Once my internal battle with guilt ended, my patterns with food loosened a bit and I had more flexibility and less compulsion. This was the beginning of the end. I also learned an amazing secret that has guided my eating choices ever since: hunger is a sign that your body is ready to metabolize food. Hunger is actually good! Eating when not hungry, however, is very, very bad…
Over time, I have learned to eat for peace. Since I won’t let myself feel guilty anyway, I might as well make choices that are going to lead to inner peace! I also eat clean, and only when I’m hungry so that excess food doesn’t build up in my and block spiritual energy from flowing through my body. No amount of food feels as good as a spiritual high!
I have put what I’ve learned over the years into a program called the Detox Lifestyle Diet. It is a five-step approach that teaches how to gradually clean up ones diet and begin eating for peace and energy rather than trying to fill oneself up with the dense energy that food provides.
The energy of spirit moves fast and when it flows through us we get high on life! But we have to decrease the density of our cells in order to effectively metabolize spiritual energy. When we do, excessive cravings for food go away and we become accustomed to feeling of balanced and energized.
I’ve put Detox Lifestyle Diet into an affordable and simple eBook format. If you have an eBook reader such as a Kindle or a Nook, you know how easy it is to download books from Amazon. But did you know that you can download a free Kindle reader for your regular PC, laptop or iPad?
I’d like to invite you to get a copy of the Detox Lifestyle Diet and then share your thoughts and experiences with me. This book is going to evolve and I would welcome any experiences you have that might help other readers.
Click on the book below to view it on Amazon, and you can reach me through our contact information on this site or at http://www.kimberlykingsley.com. I hope to hear from you!