How to Become an Intuitive Eater

Diets have too many rules that are not sustainable over a long period of time. I understand that following a specific diet may help you lose weight and/or help you feel healthier, but one day you are going to want to break the rules.

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Recovering From a Binge Episode

One my least favorite things to face when I was recovering from disordered eating was dealing with the occasional binge episode.  When I was healing my relationship with food, I thought my bingeing would go away because I was actively trying to heal.  Turns out, that wasn't the case.  Sure, I was working towards bettering my relationship with food but it was not healed overnight.  I was still learning how to trust my body again and look at food as just food.  When a binge episode occurred, I had to learn how to not let it send me into a downward spiral.

Below are a few steps that I think are helpful to take when dealing with a binge episode.  In my opinion, these steps will help you to face it and will help you to become more aware so that they can occur less and less.

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Diets Can Never Give You Food Freedom

When I see specific diets claiming "food freedom", I cannot help but laugh.  I don't understand how a diet can guarantee you food freedom when there are so many rules surrounding your food choices.  Dieting and food freedom can never go together and here is why.

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How to Face Your Weekend Food Choices

As you head into Labor Day weekend, you might be feeling anxious about food.  Why?  Because you know that you will have to face your issues with food yet again.  Dealing with food issues is difficult to deal with during the week, but it is even more difficult to navigate during weekend social events.  Here are a few tips to follow to help ease your anxiety about your future food choices.

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When Someone Comments on Your Food Choices

I cannot tell you how many times someone has commented on my food choices.  I legit once had an acquaintance approach me at a restaurant to let me know how many calories were in my dessert.  Human, please go enjoy your diet, fat-free, no taste ice cream while I enjoy my delicious ice cream. 

When I was first recovering from my dieting and binge eating issues, these comments got the best of me and often sent me into a downward spiral.  I did not know how to handle these comments and they always reopened the wounds I was trying to heal.  Below are ways to deal with these comments both internally and externally.

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