I hear you loud and clear! I really understand what you’re saying. It’s hard to spend more money when you’ve been burnt so many times by big promises. Here are two thoughts that might help you:
1. One of my clients once said to me, “I can’t believe we’re halfway through the program and you haven’t even mentioned carrots! Unbelievable, to have a food program that isn’t about the food!” She’s 100% right. This isn’t about what you eat or don’t eat. This is about your thoughts, feelings, and emotions around food and yourself.
2. I don’t make big promises. None of us humans can. One thing I’ve seen over and over again is that when we finally stop fighting with food and allow it to just be a normal, regular, enjoyable part of our lives…everything in our lives change – for the better! Our relationships with others improve, and we have more time and energy for the things in life that are important to us. So take the plunge. Join the program. Money is one thing that we can always earn back. Our precious time in this world, though, will never be returned to us. Imagine being 80 years old and refusing cake at your birthday party because you’re still fighting with food, only to binge on it later… And now imagine being 80 years old and enjoying cake at your birthday party because you worked through the way you relate to food when you were younger. How many decades of life will this program save you?