Jill was afraid to discuss her new dietary needs with her family for the first time.
Actually…she was terrified.
Jill has struggled with her weight all her life, a fact that her family reminds her of every time she sees them. Her slender sister—a self-appointed weight loss expert—lectures Jill endlessly about what she should be doing to lose weight. Then her mother chimes in, expressing “concern” about her weight, while her dad remains silent. Jill sits there frozen, waiting for it to end.
And when it does, her mother plops a carby treat on Jill’s plate and responds with hurt if she doesn’t eat it.
It’s a mixed message—one that she’s been getting her whole life.
And now…in just a week…she will travel with her sister to Atlanta for Thanksgiving with their parents.
As she thinks about it, her brain whirls with worst-case scenarios. But after all the progress she’s made with healthy eating…and feeling in control…she doesn’t want to stop now!
She asks herself, “What if I fall into bad habits again? What if I start eating carbs and can’t stop? What if I start feeling the way I used to? I don’t want that.”
And neither do you.