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If you are struggling with your health and physical wellness it is important to understand that you are not alone. Admitting you have a problem is always the first step. The next step is figuring out how the problem started. The final step is creating a reasonable and sustainable solution. Just like drugs, food can be addicting because it generates positive emotions when we consume it. Food is necessary to sustain our lives, but just like anything else it can be abused in order to distract us from our feelings.

In this episode of Omar Pinto Coaching Podcast, Omar helps Damian heal his relationship with food. Once Damien became sober he began to use food in order to cope with emotions. This is a relatively common experience for individuals who stop using alcohol and drugs. They look to fill the void that drugs and alcohol were filling, and they often turn to food. Omar helps Damian identify the childhood trauma and beliefs that caused the void to begin with. He then helps Damian create a sustainable plan for healing and change. Tune in to learn about how healing our emotional traumas creates healing for our physical health. Listen Now!

What You Will Learn in this Episode:

  • [2:19] Damian tells the group about the trouble he is having in regards to his health.
  • [6:54] The consequences of not taking care of your health.
  • [8:52] The way food helps us seek pleasure or avoid pain.
  • [12:24] Omar walks Damian through the last time he felt joy.
  • [16:22] The ways that Damian’s belief that he is not wanted has affected his life.
  • [24:06] How reaching for food can provide us instant gratification. It makes us feel alive and excited.
  • [26:26] The importance of developing a routine that includes joy and excitement.
  • [34:29] Omar helps Damian create a sustainable plan for his health.
  • [42:58] Damian shares some healthy things that he can begin to incorporate into his life.
  • [47:13] The importance of being mindful of nurturing your brain’s rewards system when you are trying to reprogram your thinking.
  • [52:39] The group shares their thoughts, words of wisdom, and encouragement for Damian.

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