"I am so happy for you, Eeza! Your have done so well and have come so far from where you were. I'm glad that we were able to have gone through this IE journey together and offer support to one another. I am so thankful that we have been in…"
Hello, everyone! I want to share my one-year-later and everything that led up to that. My hope is that my progress and hope for the future helps those who are new to IE or who are in the middle of their journey.Background: I was sucked into dieting when I was a teenager because I hated feeling fat. I really wasn't fat, but that's what society told me. I started weight watchers about 10 years ago and joined the gym. I lost weight slowly but steadily. I was at a healthier weight for a…See More
"I second what Alexandrina said! It takes your body some time to let your brain know you're full, so it's best to eat until you're no longer hungry. For me, after about 15 or 20 minutes I begin to feel full. "
"This is my goal too! I hate wasting food (meaning throwing it away), so I try really hard to make enough food so I don't have to waste it. I think about how hungry I am and then think about how much food satisfied me when I had that…"
"Most people want to find a quick fix to lose weight and he was questioning your method. But then again, the tone makes a difference too. I can see how that statement can be more out of curiosity and how it can appear condescending. …"
"Welcome, Elspeth! This is a great community and you will find wonderful support here. It's is normal to be both terrified and excited. You are embarking on something new which is usually exciting in and of itself. …"
"Yes, please let us know how it goes with the cake! I also like the idea of you writing down your forbidden foods. It makes it more tangible and a bit like a checklist to complete. Once you've gone through your list you will…"
"You are very new to IE, so it make sense that you are having a bit of a hard time. You've had years of doing the diet/binge thing, so it will take time for you to feel comfortable with IE since it's completely different! Also, bumps…"
June 2016 Principle 2 - Honor Your Hunger What: Our June Chat with Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and registered dietitian, Jenna Hollenstein, will focus on Principle 2- Honor Your Hunger on Tuesday, June 14th from 8 to 9 pm EDT. For instructions on how to access the chat click here …See More
"Hi Ross...I think you'll find quite a few of us here have experienced this...
We build these deprived foods up in our minds...and then we build them up some more. Until they attain the status of imagined unbelievable deliciousness....and then…"
"Hi Heather...I've just read somewhere....Don't stop eating when you're full, stop eating when you're no longer hungry...
There is actually a HUGE difference between the two and it wasn't actually until I heard it said in…"
"This discussion is good for me. I started IE in April 2016, and I have put on more weight, since leaving a 12 step food program in 2014 and gaing 25 pounds in two years. So, I am heavier than I have ever been, since I gained5-10 more lbs since…"
"Heather, have you considered loading your plate with less food to create an automatic 'pause' point? You could then choose to eat more if you are not yet satisfied.
Also, is your (INner?) 'rebel' trying to flag you on something…"
"Excellent observations as well as move along the lines of making peace with food. Finding that the cake didn't really satisfy is an important step.
If you continue to feel like you would like to 'test' your cake attraction, you may…"