Make friends with food, Campbell advises. Since we cannot survive without food, we must come to terms with it. “The way to make food your friend is to know your limits,” Campbell adds. “Food should make you feel good about yourself, not bad.”
Rather than giving into the temporary euphoria of tasting something good or eating a lot only to have it lead later to self-hatred, learn to see the rewards in self-control! Recapturing your self-control will help you love yourself.
“When we are in a love-hate relationship with food, we are actually in a love-hate relationship with ourselves,” Campbell continues. “We cannot feel love for ourselves if we are buried under feelings of having no control. We are feeling fat and unattractive, or full and guilty. Nothing positive can enter when we allow food to trigger these low-self-worth emotions. It comes down to being healthy and disciplined. Control is sexy, control is confident and control is elegant.”