Dear blog reader,
You may have seen the media interest that my blog post has generated, and I just want to add some thoughts in response to some of the headlines.
I am very happy that my blog has opened up the emotive conversation surrounding our relationship with food. Clearly, this is an issue that many of us have experienced at various stages of our lives, and sometimes the relationship can be complicated. My issues with food happened during my formative years when I was a teenager. I’m not sure what triggered this exactly, but I feel it was an accumulation of life changes I was experiencing at the time. I was fortunate in that my issues were short-lived (just a few months) and I was able to find support to help me overcome the problems, and I enjoy a very balanced and happy relationship with food now. And I really hope this sends a message of support and encouragement to all of you reading this.
My feeling now, thirty years later, is that our relationship with food changes in response to how we are feeling – whether we are eating to get to a healthier place physically, or trying to soothe a hangover, or feeling hormonal or happy. I am interested to hear your stories too and hope we can continue to share positive messages about how we overcome our struggles.
Love Lorraine xxx