If you don’t have time to read all 4 parts of this series, here is a snapshot of some of the key lessons I learned about intuitive eating. I am happy to report I finally broke free of the dieter’s mentality and still manage to fit into my clothing! It’s a happy place to be.
I once heard excess weight is not about what you are eating but what’s eating you. To become an intuitive eater, I must first acknowledge the fact I cope with feeling bored or anxious by eating. I had to find ways to cope with these feelings in a different way than heading toward the kitchen. Truly, my hope is my daughters will sidestep the diet/weight trap I feel every woman gets tripped up with at some point. Read on to learn more.
Last week you learned about my personal history with food, eating and weight. I must say, I am humbled and grateful for the feedback I have received. I am not alone in the journey to find peace within myself and finally put an end to the internal war to achieve and maintain the “perfect” weight. There is no such thing. So, moving on… here is part 2 in this 4 part series.
Part 1 of 4: A Weighty Subject – Walking out of the food shame closet and how my kids helped me quit dieting
Weight is a very personal subject to me. Honestly, I have anxiety and reservations about writing this, but I feel like publishing this is the right thing to do in order to stay true to the mission of this blog… Hopefully someone will learn from my experience.
This may come as a surprise, but I was not really interested in breastfeeding before I had my oldest daughter. I did not want to have a baby hanging off of me. I was not breastfed as a baby, I did not have breastfeeding role models growing up, it just seemed foreign, unnecessary, and plain weird. It was my husband who encouraged me to just give it a shot. He knows better than to tell me what to do, so his gentle suggestion was just the right nudge I needed.