…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…
… self control isn’t about forcing myself to eat the right foods and exercise more. It’s not about making myself feel guilty for eating too much or the wrong foods. It’s about allowing myself to function naturally, trusting that I have what it takes to love and nourish myself regardless of what anyone else says.
…being present is not about trying to be present or mindful as much as it is about allowing whatever happens to just happen. That is, I can allow things to happen without reacting to them or trying to make things the way I think they should be.
… stopped reading food labels. I didn’t eat out of entitlement, and I didn’t give up on myself, I just ate what I wanted and what tasted good…it was only in guiltless overeating that I learned to eat normally.
…just because doctors and medical professionals have degrees behind their names doesn’t mean they understand the problem of overeating and obesity. If doctors, diets, pills, nutrition experts and exercise gurus had the magic solution to the problem of obesity, overeating and disordered eating, it would have already been solved by now!