Reasons Intuitive Eating isn’t “working” for you:⠀
I know you because I was you! I was doing ALL these things, so there’s no judgement here. But if you want FREEDOM from binge eating (which you can have) it’s important to take a deep look at these 3 things.⠀
• You are turning to food for things other than hunger because food is your primary coping mechanism (this is simply a sign it’s time to add some new tools to your toolbox)⠀
• You haven’t worked through the diet mentality & you’re holding on tight to the promise of another diet (example: trying intuitive eating primarily to lose weight)⠀
• You are expecting yourself to be the perfect intuitive eater. (It is SUPPOSED to be a messy process)⠀
All these things are a normal part of completely rewriting your relationship with food. ⠀
Let the process be messy, just don’t ever give up! Peace with food is worth it!
Reasons Intuitive Eating isn’t “working” for you:⠀
Food Comparison makes us CRAZY🤪⠀
Are you a plate watcher? 🍽⠀
Always making sure you aren’t eating too much or too fast compared to everyone else?⠀
It took me years to stop 🛑 comparing & begin honoring my own signals. ⠀
But when I did 🎊🎉⠀
We often only see a small picture of other people’s eating habits & we are so much better off trusting my own body.⠀
Sometimes I eat less than the people around me and sometimes I eat more 🤷♀️ I’m just listening to my own body.⠀
3 Tips to stop 🛑 plate comparing:⠀
-Check in with your body as you eat⠀
-Remember that you only see a small picture of somebody else’s nutrition/exercise⠀
-What is an exciting thing you can think about or talk about when comparison creeps in?⠀
🍽 Lets face it, what we eat is the least interesting thing about us.
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The murder of George Floyd has led to a wave of protest, advocates speaking up and many members of the Black community to SPEAK UP about racism, injustices, and police violence.
This is a complicated issue! Issues that stir up intense emotions.
I just want to speak up and say “I’m listening”
While I don’t understand what it is like to be Black, I do know what it’s like to be human. We all have stories and valid reasons for what we believe.
So this weekend I listened to people in the Black community who are speaking up. I heard their voices.
To be honest, I disagreed with a few things I saw and heard.
But I listened! I asked myself some tough questions. I got uncomfortable. I let myself question some of the fundamental things that I believe about myself.
We grow when we get uncomfortable. When we challenge ourselves! When we listen!
If you are black and have been speaking up, THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing your story and putting yourself in a vulnerable spot. If you are part of another race that is discriminated against, THANK YOU! If you are white, it’s our chance to listen!
All you need is 2 minutes a day!
I did this in recovery and it was a GAME CHANGER and when I recommended it to a client, a lightbulb went off! She stopped binge eating!
What time of day do you binge eat?
If there is a specific time of day that you binge eat, that is the PERFECT time to add in this habit!
-Right after dinner-Right when you get done with work-Before you watch TV
Grab paper or your phone and…
Write out as many reasons as you can that you want to recover in 2 minutes!
As you habitually remind yourself of the reasons you want to recover, you will create motivation!
When we feel motivated, it is easier to follow through with all of the things that will help you not binge eat. Like setting your 10-minute timer and allowing an urge.
Want to take it deeper
Are you ready to just be DONE with binge eating? You are a perfect candidate for a free session.
I see you! I know how hard it is. A session with me is a safe space to open up about what you are going through. I’ve been there too!
Do you like yourself?
Do you ever think about what you like about yourself?
List 10 things that YOU like about yourself.
Not what other people like about you. Nobody needs to agree with you and they don’t need to be big things. But what do you love about yourself?
Here is what I love about myself…
3. Adventurous and willing to try almost anything once
4. A good wife and friend
5. Smart and I think outside the box
7. Open to new ideas
You’re up next! What are the 10 things you LOVE about yourself?
A free mini-session is an opportunity investigate why you are binge eating and learn how YOU can create an easy relationship with food. Pick a time below to claim your spot!
When you aren’t making progress, you’re in a “Recovery Rut”.
It’s normal to feel stuck sometimes, but why stay stuck?
A “recovery rut” I experienced:
By bedtime, I was ravenously hungry and I didn’t know what to do with myself. It was challenging to eat mindfully and intuitively when I was SO hungry.
I wasn’t eating enough throughout the day! I was scared I would lose control.
I needed to trust my body and feed it when I was hungry.
Getting “Unstuck” begins with challenging ourselves! Doing something outside of our comfort zone.
If you want a new result, you need to change the thinking that is getting you there.
Stop beating yourself up for being stuck and begin searching for the solution. Because there is a solution!
Are you in a “Recovery Rut”? Chose a time below and we can get down to the bottom of what is causing you to stay stuck!
I wanted to put together a video to help people overcome the urge to binge eat.
If I could only teach you one thing, it would be how to sit through an urge and make it as easy as possible for you. This video dives in to how to do that.
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Post-Binge Shame Attacks are intense and without a strategy, they can set you up for another binge.
These steps can help you set up a strategy to conquer any “post-binge” shame.
But first, there is no need to feel shame after a binge. Early in my recovery, I liked to remind myself, “I’m not quite there yet, but I’m taking steps in the right direction.
How to set up a strategy:
1. Set up a meal plan that you can stick to.
It will be tempting to skip your next meal, especially if you want to lose weight. Still eat the same meals, at the same time as planned.
You might not eat the same portion for the next meal, but try to eat as normally as possible. This will set you up for success by preventing intense hunger later on.
2. Don’t answer the urge to “make up for it”.
Shame likes to trick us into thinking that we need to make up for a binge in order to feel peaceful again. The truth is, “making up for it” is like chasing your tail. Exhausting and not very fruitful.
3. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO: Allow yourself to sit in the discomfort.
The truth is, we don’t change until we really feel the discomfort of our current patterns. Many of us run away from discomfort every time it comes knocking and stay in the same, unhelpful cycles.
The goal is to break out of that.
4. Ask yourself, “What can I do to show myself compassion and self-love right now?” and do those things!
Allowing discomfort and sitting in self-pity are very different things. Don’t push away the discomfort, but take care of yourself as you feel it. This too shall pass.
LOOK, I know this can be hard to conquer on your own. That’s why I developed a 6-month coaching program.
I help people through the shame-attacks and help you get back on track. I help you see what is going wrong and how to get out of the binge eating cycle for good.
To get some free coaching on where you are struggling now and learn more about the coaching options I offer chose a time below.
You can create a life where food isn’t an issue.
You can create a relationship with yourself that is loving and safe.
You have all the power to decide what the end of your story is.
You can’t control the past, your family or what other people do, but you can control the way you decide to think about them.
You can control the things you do to overcome the obstacles you’ve faced so far in life.
Then you can move beyond it all. You can create a life that is bigger and more fulfilling than you can even dream of.
What if you chose to believe that you will have a healthy relationship with food despite the struggles you’ve had up to this point?
What if you went and created a life where food isn’t an issue?
What if you confront your issues head on?
What will your life look like?
Comment and answer those questions!
And have a fantastic week!
My coaching program teaches teenagers how to go from overeating to listening to and honoring their bodies!
I love seeing this transformation. And it is possible!
Many people don’t ever change their eating behaviors. It is challenging! They get discouraged when they messed up.
I love watching my clients succeed even though it is hard.
They take on one obstacle at a time and learn to conquer it. Sometimes they mess up, and they learn from it.
Coaching helps girls create healthy relationships with themselves and their bodies. But that is not all…
Coaching also creates a young woman who can do hard things in school, athletics, relationships, college and beyond!
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The skill of working on our brains will always benefit us!
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