Below is some feedback I’ve received on the positive effect my program has had on others. For more detailed interaction and most recent commentary, see my Facebook page, Healing Your Relationship With Food.
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I’m kicking my eating disorder to the curb with Eve’s help! (Click to read review)
It was the best thing I have done for myself in years.
Admitting that I had an eating disorder, seeking proper help, and trying to get through life to the other side (a healthy side) is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever tried to do in my life. This program, created by Eve Cribbs, has taught me and showed me that true love and happiness must come first from within myself, no matter what size I am or how severe my problem(s) may be. Learning to have true self-love, naturally results in positive self-care. For me, this is where the healing begins and I would never have realized this without the help and proper tools this wonderful program has showed me. Thank you, Eve…I’ll never forget you!
The weight comes off slowly, and now I realize that I have lost many more pounds quickly…only to put them and more back on. I recognize now that it isn’t even about the weight and that I will let the excess go when it no longer serves a purpose for me. I found the courage to deal with this problem in the program.
Yesterday was an example of how my life has changed since I started therapy with Eve Cribbs. Last night my husband was gone for the evening, and I went grocery shopping alone. I was in the mood for chocolate cake and ice cream. I bought my groceries, including a chocolate cake and ice cream. I came home, and while watching TV, I had a big piece of chocolate cake with some ice cream. Here is the part that has changed. In the past, I would have continued to eat the cake for a couple of different reasons: 1) I was alone and had the opportunity to binge, 2) to get rid of it so no one would know I had cake (I did not allow myself to eat cake in front of others because I was always “dieting”.) 3) this was the “last time” I would ever have chocolate cake, because I would start the diet over again in the morning, 4) to zone out and become stuffed, so I didn’t have to think about anything. If I could not have finished the whole cake, I would have had to put it down the garbage disposal and hide the box in the garbage, to hide the evidence. Last night what really happened was after I ate my big piece of chocolate cake, I left it on the counter for anyone to see or have a piece of it. I was not ashamed that I ate chocolate cake or that I had a big piece. I ate it, was satisfied and continued to watch several more hours of TV without feeling obsessed about it. I was satisfied with what I had eaten. If I had wanted another piece, I would have had it. It was no big deal. I have learned that “dieting” and restricting do not work for me. I have gained and lost so much weight over the last 30 years. I was always either on a diet, which meant restricting or off a diet, which meant binging. There was no middle. Now, after therapy with Eve, I think about whether I am hungry and what I would like to eat. I have what I want and eat it until I am satisfied. Many times I eat past the point of satisfaction, because the food tastes good, but that is okay. I am not, and will never be, perfect. What a relief that has been. If I am thinking about food a lot and I am not hungry, I have started to become aware that some emotion may be bothering me. Sometimes I try and figure it out. Sometimes I go ahead and eat when I am not hungry. The point is that I am aware of what I am doing. In all my years of dieting, I have not looked at my relationship with food in this way. I have always been a sneak eater, and have always lived with such shame over the quantities of food I have eaten. It has been such freedom to come out and eat without shame. I feel like I have my life back. I will be eternally grateful to Eve for all her help in challenging me to be open to new ideas in my struggle. I finally accept myself; really accept myself, overweight and imperfect. I know that I am okay just the way I am. It is interesting to me that in living life without dieting, I have not gained weight. In fact I have lost 20 pounds over the last year. However, weight loss is not my focus. Taking care of myself is my focus.
Great beginning on the road to recovery and control.
This program has been a real eye opener. It’s not about restrictions; it’s about having a healthy relationship with food. It forces you to get to the underlying issues that are causing the compulsive overeating.
Finding someone who “gets it” was key for my path to recovery. I found that in Eve and the program.