Instead of honoring our body, we re-pay it for keeping us alive by hating it, being ashamed of it, and trying to starve it. No wonder we are out of sync!..this is a process, and there is no failure involved, only learning everyday.
Category: binge eating
The main thing to remember is when you recognize the failure, whatever that struggle may be, -don’t beat yourself up about it. Failure does not mean you need punishment, it means you need nurturing.
…I learned I didn’t have to eat out of boredom or emotional turmoil. I could choose to eat at these times, but I no longer felt compelled to. This was such a relief that I found myself not only more satisfied with food, but that satisfaction spilled over into my life in general…
…Being obedient in this way is the foundation of eating normally without having to worry about what to do when faced with chocolate cake.
…I stopped judging myself and started seeing my behavior for what it really was – a habit born out wanting to ‘fit in’ and the stress surrounding that. This was a giant first step in changing my life. If I can do this, you can too.
…emotions and feelings are very complex subjects, and trying to explain that fat is not a feeling just complicates things even more. Only by embracing my experience of feeling fat could I learn to recognize other emotions and get some meaning back into my life.
…I can still trust my body without expecting it to be any certain size. This attitude allows my body to function at an optimal level.