We are back at it with the third Warrior Challenge, a monthly challenge that is designed to help you strengthen your recovery muscles. Join me and warriors around the world as we courageously consume our fear foods. The objective of this month’s challenge is to eat 4 fear foods. Listen in to learn more about how to participate in this challenge and why it is important to face your fears around food in order to have a full and long lasting recovery.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt
Share your progress and connect with the Recovery Warrior community by using the hashtag #warriorchallenge.
Subscribe to The Recovery Warrior Show on iTunes or Stitcher
What You’ll Learn About Fear Foods
- What is the #warriorchallenge and how can you participate
- Why you need to face your fear foods in order to fully recover
- How to know what your fear foods are
- Tips to use when you do face your fear food
For Your Journey
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes
- Music Credit: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
- Image Source
I finally listened to this podcast just a few days ago. I plan to do the challenge a month late. I know it will be a good one for me. I don’t feel like I fear any foods though, like you mentioned, some foods are trigger foods. If I get near them, I either can’t not have a really big serving, or I am triggered into a binge after having them. So my question is, how do I get myself to say I only need a small portion, or single portion, or once the bag is open, I don’t need to finish it? Any suggestions on actually enjoying the food rather than feeling like a kid at recess? I would like to actually enjoy ice cream, pasta, bread. But I struggle with only taking a small portion and know that I will be satisfied. If the physical pain was enough to stop me from eating too much, then I probably wouldn’t have an eating disorder. But my brain overrides physical feeling.
Your podcasts are wonderful an inspiring. I can’t thank you enough for what you and your team do for the eating disorder community!
Hey Erin! I really hope you do participate in the challenge even if we have moved onto another. We will be revisiting this one again in the future. In the early stages of mending your relationship to food it can be helpful to eat challenge foods outside of the house and make sure you have an activity that you enjoy lined up for after. It is really great if you can have a supportive friend or family member join you. That’s what I did. I had to eat a lot of my binge foods out because brining them into the house would set me up for a binge. With time this has changed and now I can have pasta, ice creams and other foods I would binge on in the house.