The biggest turn off for me in the past when I was hopping from one "new thing" to the next was the lack of satisfaction when it came to eating. I can honestly say that not one diet or weight loss program has had a food list that I would enjoy. All of the rules … Continue reading Discover the Satisfaction Factor
"Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of eating and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what your current hunger level is." Intuitive Eating, 3rd Edition (p. 121). Do you belong to the clean-plate … Continue reading Feeeeel Your Fullness
We all have that voice in our head that lets us know when we have eaten something that we "shouldn't" have eaten. That voice that knows ALL the dieting rules. We've worked diligently to train this voice. To teach it all about the things we've read in books, and articles along with all we've heard … Continue reading Challenge the Food Police
As we work through the process of making peace with food we may find that there are times when we rebound. The more we know about the various forms of rebound eating the sooner we will realize what is happening and be able to pull ourselves out of the rebound and back on track. Below … Continue reading The Various Forms of Rebound Eating
Food is not the enemy. Food is not why you're experiencing "weight issues" and food is not the reason you are fat. Yes, I said fat. Eating food did not get you where you are today. Listening to the lies about food and following all the "rules" is what brought you to this moment in … Continue reading Make Peace with Food
For those of us working on getting our weight in check we are told by everyone "in the know" that we must reduce our caloric intake while increasing our level of activity in order to lose weight. This is not true. Let's look at all the things the body uses calories for: Cellular division Cardiovascular … Continue reading Calories – What's the Big Deal?
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Let's begin by reading an excerpt from the book, Intuitive Eating: The power of food deprivation was keenly demonstrated in a landmark starvation study conducted by Dr. Ancel Keys during World War II, designed to help famine sufferers. The subjects of the study were thirty-two healthy men who were selected because they had superior “psychobiological stamina”— … Continue reading Honor Your Hunger ~ The Power of Deprivation
It is so easy to get “sucked” back into the dieting mindset, especially when so many are sharing their seemingly euphoric stories about weight “melting away” because of their latest diet choice. In the book INTUITIVE EATING, the authors share: “But this pull is more than just aesthetics. In her book, The Religion of Thinness, … Continue reading Step 4 ~ Be Compassionate Toward Yourself
Dieters rely on external things to regulate eating, sticking to a regimented food plan (ie food tracker), eating at the “right” time, or eating a specified (and measured) amount; whether hungry or not. Dieters also confirm progress by external things, primarily the scale, asking, “How many pounds have I lost?” “Is my weight up or … Continue reading Step 3 ~ Get Rid of the Dieter’s Tools