What’s your relationship with Food?

You crave it. Desire it. You can’t explain how it arouses and entices you to secretly (and sometimes) unconsciously carry on a “forbidden love-filled relationship.” And because of your love, now society considers you a Big Girl. You’re not a bad person; you’re just a person who made certain choices for getting along in life that worked for you in the moments.

Trust me, I understand this is an uncomfortable and taboo topic, but can we talk a little about this unhealthy toxic relationship you keep holding onto?

Professionally, believe it or not, I typically counsel someone like you as an unhappy Married Couple who needs to know if they should stay together. And the first question I’d ask you is, “When did you fall in love (with food)?” You probably haven’t thought about it before but you need to understand Emotional Eating is more than likely (not always) what’s gotten you here… Emotional Eating is when you use food as an attempt to control, monitor, & cope with negative feeling(s) or thoughts. It can often lead to poor self-esteem, unwanted weight gain & obesity.

Whatever the reasons or baggage you’ve hidden or carried for so long… it’s time to let it go. I want you to “give your fat permission to leave you.” Thank it for being there when you didn’t have other ways to take care of yourself, when no one else cared or understood or comforted you, but now you’re ready to move on. Tell it you’ll be okay and to not come back, to check on you or even call. In fact, tell it to lose your number! This is your season and it’s ok to celebrate yourself by divorcing your dysfunction and saying Yes to YOU!

It’s going to take work to stay away, not to slip up and go back for a FoodieCall but I believe in you and know you believe in yourself! So do the work and make all the haters & nonbelievers jealous of how much you now Love YOU! 💪🏾

Trust me, this is going to be the best relationship you’ve ever had! 👊🏾 #StayOutOfYourOwnWay


Jack A. Daniels, also known as The King of Breakthroughs is a psychotherapist, media personality, award-winning speaker and 5 time best-selling author of books such as, “I Need a Wife…Where are the REAL Women?” and “Stay Out of Your Own Way.” He's one of the leading authorities for overcoming fears and getting people unstuck in love, relationships, business or life. Jack is a Master Storytelling Expert who helps beginning & established Speakers find their personal story and get PAID to speak. Jack has been featured on BBC, Fox News, Bravo, BET, CBS, NBC, ABC, WEtv, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, DateDaily and you can watch him every week on the FYI channel as the host of #BlackLove!

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