Jun 28, 2021
Food addiction is typical after a betrayal. When we are misusing food, we are also betraying our own inner guidance. But Debbie Lichter, an expert on food addiction and embodiment, knows from experience that there is a way out of this hole.
In this episode, Debbie tackles the importance of knowing what is driving you towards food addiction and trusting your inner guidance system so that you can restore an internal sense of ease and comfort within yourself.
Debbie Lichter is the founder of Freedom Embodied Academy. Over the past decade, she has devoted herself to helping women worldwide overcome their food addiction and obsession and get their confidence back so that they can authentically shine their light.
She navigated her own path to freedom from food and drug addiction, codependency, severe anxiety, and self-doubt. Today, she uses her signature Congruence Code™ system to help women break free and stay free from their addictions so they can feel lighter, speak confidently, and be comfortable in their own skin.
“As long as you’re focused on the food, it’s a surface strategy. It’s not actually addressing what’s driving you to food in the first place. And the pathway of freedom from food addiction, food obsession, binging, you know… the pathway is to be able to address what’s driving you to the food in the first place.” [15:12]
“The actions and behaviors are like leaves of the tree and what’s driving those are your attitudes, those are the branches of the tree. What’s driving those branches are the limiting beliefs and the delusions that are driving that. And the root is the fear.” [16:11]
“What shows up on our plates is a direct reflection of what we are wrestling with internally.” [22:14]
“Freedom—where you only eat when you’re hungry or you stop eating when you’re full, where you feel intuitively guided by what to eat, where you can go to a social situation or a restaurant and be present with the people and not be stressing out about what you’ll eat—this kind of freedom is absolutely possible for you.” [31:04]
“It starts with a willingness, a willingness to not know. A willingness to set aside everything you think you know about what you need, about how it is, about what you got. You know, just set it all aside and open yourself to consider, am I open to an entirely different approach?” [31:27]