When I decided to stop dieting, I re-wired my brain with the help of a visual reminder. Check out “Post-It Therapy” for helpful quotes just like this one that I used!
Our brains have an interesting relationship with words. Words can either be taken at face value or they can have an underlying meaning that takes the word to a whole different level. Let’s look at the word “rose”. If you bust out the dictionary and look up this word, you’ll find the description of a flower. While that may be accurate, the same word also can elicit certain feelings or thoughts. In this case, roses are usually associated with something positive like romance and love. Now let’s look at the the term “emotional eating”. It literally means to eat in response to emotions. However, “emotional eating” tends to evoke negative feelings and thoughts in people. But is emotional eating really bad? I would argue that there can be a time and place for it in our lives. …
Last night my husband ate a veggie burger with bacon. Although this might sound like a contradictory combination, it’s what my husband craved. I can’t fault him for eating what his body was asking for! #intuitveeating #mindfuleating #veggieburger #mindfulness #haes #foodcravings
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) September 2, 2018