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“!
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. …
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Okay, I have come to a conclusion about this mango sorbet! I really enjoyed the sweetness of the mango after dinner, but I found there to be a slight aftertaste. Overall, 3/5 stars. (I think I’ll try another flavor from this brand at some point.) #intuitiveeating #dessert #sorbet
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) September 29, 2018
When I told my therapist that I wasn’t an emotional eater, she pretty much laughed at me. I didn’t see how I could be an emotional eater when I barely ate. In time, I realized how wrong I was and that I did use food to deal with my feelings. Read about this in the article “Pushing Down My Feelings With Food“!
I always get a coupon for a free Baskin Robbins scoop of ice cream on my birthday. It is something that I look forward to every year as my birthday month approaches. Sure, it’s only a kid-sized scoop, but I love free stuff and I love Pralines ‘N Cream, so it’s win-win. When I received my coupon this year, I eagerly drove to my local Baskin Robbins, happily presented my coupon, and left with my treat in hand. However, when I sat down to eat it as my post-dinner sweet, it just wasn’t how I remembered it. …
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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!