July 2018 - My Mind My Body

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Month: July 2018

Old Habits Die Hard: Don’t Turn Intuitive Eating Into the Hunger/Fullness Diet!

Old Habits Die Hard: Don’t Turn Intuitive Eating Into the Hunger/Fullness Diet!

About a year ago I got a ticket for running a stop sign. As you probably guessed, I was much more cautious when driving after that. Well, at least for a few days. Gradually, my old habits of rolling through stop signs and going a bit over the speed limit crept back into my routine.1 A few weeks later, I was processing my eating issues with my therapist when it hit me that the same thing was happening as I moved along in my intuitive eating journey. Old habits bring a sense of comforting familiarity and that sometimes causes us to take a step backwards. This was never more true than when I subconsciously tried to blend my dieting habits with intuitive eating.

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Seeking Therapy

Seeking Therapy

If you are considering therapy, take your time to find someone who you not only feel comfortable with but who also is knowledgeable about your issue. Don’t be afraid to sever ties with a therapist who does not make you feel at ease. Read about my experience with this in the article “We Need To Break Up….