…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.
…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.
…You can create your own truth. And your truth is more real than what anyone says about you or how anyone treated you in the past.
… 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.
Instead of trying to change what you don’t like about yourself, like everything about yourself and change those things that don’t fit in with the person you want to be.