food addiction and eating disorders are some of the most complicated imbalances that we deal with today, because we need food to live, yet the wrong type and/or the wrong amount can be devastating to our health. As a society we still have a very unhealthy relationship to food, including everything from how the media spurs us towards junk food as comfort and how fad diets are irresponsibly recommended to all. Stabilizing a healthy weight requires a lot of self-knowledge and self-care. Firstly, we must understand our particular dietary and exercise needs and how they change from season to season and year to year, and then we must cultivate enough self-love to carve out the time and attention it takes to create a lifestyle that would support such inner wisdom. I highly suggest that you seek out professional help from a licensed nutritionist as well as a psychotherapist to work on the inner issues that keep many of us stuck seeking comfort and validation from outside sources. It’s important that you know that you are not alone and that what you are going through is all too familiar for many women in this day and age. Get the support of others and most importantly be kind to yourself in this process. I wish you much ease in discovering the true beauty of your soul.