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The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, and Joy Excerpt from The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, and Joy

by Victoria Moran

Revolutionary Concepts

These revolutionary concepts aren't for overthrowing governments, they're the beginner's basics for revolutionizing your relationship with your body and how you feed it. Read them over every morning and evening for the next month, paying particular attention to those with which you may feel uncomfortable. It's possible that those don't apply to you, but it's more likely that they're precisely the ones that can mean the most in your recovery.
  • You're acceptable right now, regardless of what you ate yesterday or what the scale has to say about you.
  • Abusing food is a sign of internal imbalance, and overcoming it is largely an inside job.
  • Food addiction is serious and, like other addictions, progressive. Few genuine addicts have ever recovered without undergoing an inner metamorphosis.
  • Your spirituality is personal. You don't have to take on someone else's brand.
  • You're a spiritual being living in a physical body. Your body is an integral part of the totality that is you.
  • Your body is not an independent entity. Instead, it reflects what's going on inside you emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
  • It's OK to feel beautiful right now. If you wait until you're thin to feel beautiful, you may never get there.
  • If you don't eat for a fix today, that long string of tomorrows that seems so foreboding will take care of itself.
  • Your body is not your enemy. You and your body are in this together.
  • Having a food addiction doesn't make you a bad person or even a weak one. Both medicine and psychology recognize addiction as an illness, not a moral issue.
  • You don't have to be perfect to get well, and it's even OK to be a little bit scared.
  • Ideas that you're not sure of can be tried out, like taking a car on a test drive. If, for example, the thought of a spiritual solution to your food problem doesn't seem logical, you can consider it as a possibility and test it out as a hypothesis.

The above is an excerpt from the book The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, and Joy by Victoria Moran. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.

©2009 Victoria Moran, author of The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, and Joy