After being a vegetarian for five years my body started craving meat and no meat alternative would satisfy me. This is my first attempt at eating meat. I made an effort to buy animals that were treated humanely. This is hard for me! I’ll write more on my blog soon. #eatingmeat
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) October 28, 2018
We are constantly inundated with dieting in our western society, so one of the steps to getting rid of the diet mentality is to get rid of the dieter’s tools. Yup, that means the scale! Check out “The Scale: My Friend, My Foe“!
I am going to nerd-out for a bit and show off some of my psychology background. Although I find it fascinating that Sigmund Freud did enough cocaine to kill a small horse and Jean Piaget had an obsession with mollusks,1 I’m going to talk about the comparatively boring, Abraham Maslow.2 Maslow came up with a hierarchy of needs pyramid to show how our more basic needs have to be addressed before our more complex needs. My goal has always been to work on reaching the higher levels of the pyramid so I could move towards my personal potential. The irony is that I thought dieting would help me get to that goal when it really only forced me to chip away at the foundation of my pyramid, making it increasingly unstable. …
I gave this brand of sorbet another shot and I still didn’t care for it. I thought there was an interesting aftertaste even with this different flavor. It wasn’t awful, but I think I might try a sherbet next. Overall, 3/5 stars. #dessert #intuitiveeating #mindfuleating #sorbet
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) October 11, 2018
Have you ever been around someone who has made a comment about what you are eating or your body? Whether their intentions are good or not-so-good, how do you respond? Read about my experiences in the article “Good (Or Not-So-Good) Intentions of Others“!
I am back for round two of taste testing sorbets. I’m hoping that this one doesn’t leave a funky aftertaste like the mango one. I want to try it sometime in the next few days and then I’ll be back for an update! #intuitiveeating #sorbet #dessert #mindfuleating
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) October 4, 2018
Dieting messed with my fullness cues. Big time. Restricting made me ravenous and then I usually overate because I was just so damn hungry. This ruined my ability to identify comfortable fullness because I only knew what it felt like to be stuffed. It was either-or; there was no middle ground. Because I had ignored this sensation for so long, I forgot what it was like for gentle fullness to emerge. …