Yesterday my mission was to find a few new crunchy snacks. I tried each of them and came up with one winner. The other two were just too darn salty for me. Now without further ado, the winner is…Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Crunchy Bites! #intuitiveeating #mindfulness #mindfuleating
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) August 21, 2018
I started a body image group for high school girls because I knew there was a need based on my own experience as a teenager and just by hearing things being said in the hallways and on social media. For one of our activities, the girls wrote an apology letter to their bodies. Read about this in “Supporting a Younger Generation“!
It’s mid-afternoon and I have not eaten very much today. It’s likely because I overate a little bit last night. Not a big deal. My body is smart and will tell me when it needs more fuel! #intuitiveeating #haes #selfcare#Mentalhealth #eatingdisorder #edrecovery
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) August 18, 2018
My recent success: eating tortilla chips as part of my breakfast! I wanted something salty and crunchy. Voila! I love how there are no rules with #intuitiveeating. I can eat what I want because that is what my body needs. #haes #edrecovery #selfcare #Mentalhealth #breakfast
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) August 16, 2018
Yesterday, I purged my closet. Over the last year, I donated a few pieces of clothing here and there, but this big purge was something I knew I had to face at some point. My dresses, skirts, and tops have always been quite forgiving, but I had put off trying on my pants and shorts for a long time. Because of my insecurity about the current amount of padding on my stomach, I knew that going through them would be something to tackle only when I was mentally ready. Well, I decided that yesterday was that day. Knowing that I had to try on every single pair of pants and shorts didn’t fill me with dread, but I wasn’t exactly anxiety-free. …
I came dangerously close to being diagnosed with #anorexia. This workbook helped me understand and fight this disorder. Now that I am recovered, I feel I can let this go from my life. I plan on donating this book with hopes that it will help someone else with an #eatingdisorder.
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) August 11, 2018
I used to overeat nuts like crazy thanks to my #eatingdisorder (especially almonds). I know most people overeat other foods, but nuts were my thing. I bought these last weekend and haven’t touched them yet because I have normalized them. Now they’re just food. #intuitiveeating
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) August 9, 2018
Never did I imagine that I would be open to the idea of meditation let alone practice it on a regular basis. I have been able to use what I’ve learned to become a more intuitive eater. Read about this in the article “Meditation? Isn’t That For Hippies?”
This morning I woke up naturally. No buzzing alarm or my cat using my stomach as a catapult for getting off the bed. I felt refreshed and energized. Going to bed when I’m tired and waking up when my body wants to is what I call intuitive sleeping! #intuitiveeating #sleep #alarm
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) August 6, 2018