Eating When Others Eat

Eating When Others Eat

A couple of years ago I went to lunch at Chipotle with a three of my friends.1 As we were walking to the counter to order, one of my friends said she’d grab us a table because she wasn’t hungry. I immediately thought, “We are here for lunch and she isn’t going to eat!?” Before I could think too deeply about it, it was my turn to order. After we all sat down, we laughed and talked and it wasn’t a big deal that that one friend didn’t eat. This experience stuck with me and it wasn’t until I started working on being an intuitive eater that it all began to make sense.

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The Habit of Eating

The Habit of Eating

Last year my husband and I were doing some serious house-hunting. We went through oodles of neighborhoods, looked at house after house, and time flew by. Before we knew it, it was well past our normal lunch time and we were starving. On our way home we stopped by an IHOP. Even though it was mid-afternoon, we both ordered French toast and it was absolutely delicious.1 By the time our typical dinner time rolled around a few hours later, I wasn’t hungry at all, but I still had an urge to eat. Logically, I knew I was full, but the desire of putting a fork to my mouth was strong. As I contemplated my next move, I wondered what was causing this mind and body tug-of-war.

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Warning: Trigger Warnings Ahead

Warning: Trigger Warnings Ahead

 

The English language is constantly changing and our lexicon evolves as phrases come and go. I remember when “think outside the box” felt refreshing until Taco Bell tweaked it into “think outside the bun” for their marketing campaign. It then felt tired and stale. Then there are those phrases that are simply overused to the point where its meaning is depreciated. One such phrase that I’m blasted with right now is “trigger warning”. There was a time when trigger warnings carried weight, but it has lost its significance due to excessive use.

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Being a Vegetarian: Digging a Little Deeper

Being a Vegetarian: Digging a Little Deeper

Every time I feel like I have a handle on intuitive eating something new comes my way. This is especially true when it comes to giving myself permission to eat all foods label-free and without guilt. I started off with fairly standard “naughty” foods like chips, cake, and donuts. I tackled each one separately and only moved on once I felt that that particular food was normalized for me. This process started about three years ago and, after about year, I felt I had made peace with all foods, that is, until about a month ago.

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