Thanks for this post, Julie. I was fascinated to read it.
I wanted to start the Week 2 webinar with a visual, an image of choice, and I wove a story around the picture. Here are two paths; you choose which one to take. It truly is that simple… provided you can see the options, the two paths open to you.
When you deny choice, you believe there is no choice, so you feel restricted, and react to that with rebellious overeating.
I do think it’s fear that camouflages, covers up one of those paths, making it seem like there is no choice. I see people can spend years with that fear blocking their view – while it’s possible to see through it in a minute.
I came across a quote from Ella Fitzgerald recently, “It isn’t where you come from. It’s where you’re going that counts.”