Literally speaking, the definition of "bellyful" is: more than one needs; more than enough. The definition of "bliss" is: utter contentment, serene joy, euphoria. As a compulsive eater, I stuffed food in my belly to fill what felt like an emptiness but never felt fulfilled. Instead of feeling full of comfort, which is what I really craved, I felt heavy, stuffed, and angry for overeating again. I also craved a sense of purpose, power, and direction and when I couldn't feel these things I ate. After 15 years of bingeing I began to discover that if I didn't stuff my belly with food I could actually feel something good inside me and I could hear an intuitive voice that I'd been muting with every compulsive bite. I began to feel seconds of bliss.

Everyone is born with a bellyful of bliss. I feel it from Lady Gaga when she sings "Born This Way". It is your natural birthright to have God energy inside. You can see the essence of purity, peace, and love in babies. I love doing the Santa Monica stairs for a fun workout. One day as I was on my way up with my 9 month old in her baby bjorn, a man on his way down said, "Oh to be a baby again, not a care in the world!" I looked at Layla and she was "blissed out", smiling, relaxed, and radiating light. I was awestruck when it occurred to me that I was feeling what he saw in Layla. I didn't have a care in the world either! At that moment I was more conscious of the blissful spirit inside me than the thoughts in my head. It is in that natural state that you feel so full of God energy that there's no room for extra food. You feel so full that you don't even think about eating until your stomach sends you the signal that it needs food. The only reason you don't feel your bellyful of bliss is because it's buried with fear and negative beliefs. I've uncovered my bliss and so can you.

Author's Bio: 

Hi! I'm Amy Iverson Adams. I suffered with compulsive eating, and thinking for 15 years. I could not go more than 3 days without bingeing. I could not go more than one day without obsessing over what I ate, what I wanted to eat, what I couldn't eat, how my body looked, my weight, and many other negative thoughts.Sometimes I purged but most of the time I just gained the weight. I was at the mercy of the binge. My weight and what I ate controlled every aspect of my life. I was often hopeless, depressed, and exhausted.

After 15 years of stuffing food in my belly in an attempt to feel comfort, I began to discover that my belly was naturally full of bliss!! All the feelings of inspiration, passion, and power that I craved were alive and pulsing inside me! My book, "A Bellyful of Bliss" describes the 6 steps to becoming free from compulsively eating and discovering your own bellyful of bliss. I have not binged in over 6 years. I love my body, I eat everything I like, and I am effortlessly thin.

I live in Santa Monica, CA with my husband and children. I love running, Maha Yoga, going to concerts, and giving "Bellyful of Bliss" workshops.