Food can fill “hungry.” Food cannot fill “empty.”
I spent years and so much energy trying to fill empty with food. No matter how much I ate, it was NEVER ENOUGH. I would eat and eat and eat and get overfull and then take Tums and wait a bit and then eat even more and still Not Be Satisfied. Crazy.
What I have learned through program is that I was trying to use food to do something food cannot do – fill the empty spot within myself. What I have found does fill empty is a new spirituality. A connection with a power greater than myself and connectedness within the program with other compulsive overeaters. I now turn to them when I am feeling a hole within myself.