Hi all i keep trying to find the answer to this is honor your hunger including taste hunger that is not biological hunger? Is there a right or wrong time to have these cravings do you need to fit it into the time your hungry or have it when you crave?
"If Ie is not a rule and the concept is listen to your body im guessing that includes cravings too if im full I certainly dont feel i want dessert because then ill be uncomfortable but if i feel a craving its usually when im not hungry nor full…"
"I have not worked with an IE Pro dietician--I know some other people here have talked about meeting with dieticians online. I'm working with an ED therapist, and that's been helpful for me. Early on, it's very easy to try…"
"Hi Jay, I've been really enjoying watching your progress over the last couple of weeks--and I think this question of the burst of joy that we used to get from food is essential. I don't think I'm a food addict, or a…"
"The most important thing I've observed in the past 2 weeks is just how prevalent diet mentality is in my every day life. It is so ingrained in society it has become part of our culture.
The diet industry is an "industry", a very…"
"Good point, Katcha. I was entrenched in the diet mentality for over 40 years!!! Over half of my life! I had and have a lot of things to turn around and undo and change my thought patterns and habits. But as you, Katcha, and others on the forum…"
"Thanks for sharing. I used to binge on chocolate. If I had chocolate in the house, I'd gobble it all up. When I started IE, I knew I needed to decontaminate chocolate. I bought double digit pounds of all sorts of chocolate...bars, chips,…"
"Jay, a big positive for you is that you are embracing IE earlier in your life too. That's such a great thing because it can mean that you have less dieting 'baggage' to have to sort thru and toss out. The opposite side of that coin is…"
"Hi Mary - some I can't even remember it had go that bad but I do remember eating loads of chocolate and nuts even though I didn't want them, I just cuoldn't stop. Prior to that I had been eating fruit to try and stop the craving for…"
"Jay---This is not a one way street---your words have likewise been wise, supportive, and encouraging to me. Although I have been on my IE journey for 2+ years, I still go on my zig zags and need the support and help of others, such as yourself. None…"
"@Katcha and Mary- thank you for your wise words, support and encouragement. Joining this community has really helped me not feel so alone when I'm feeling lost. I feel like I've lost my way in the past few months and I'm slowly…"
"What super awareness and insights, Jay! You are learning so much about yourself and IE. I admire your concrete action of "unfollowing" the models and body builders. I look forward to hearing more about your IE journey as it progresses!"
You wrote that you are eating foods you don't want. What a helpful insight and awareness! If you don't mind sharing, what foods are you eating that you don't want? And what foods would you like to eat that you aren't…"
"You're absolutely right about the diet mentality fighting back. The way I look at it is that I've been ingrained in the diet mentality for over 40 years. This is not going to suddenly disappear and change overnight. It's going to be a…"
"Thank you, ladies, for your encouragement and sweet words! Even though I realized these truths and finally started applying them, I'm expecting challenges. Since making the decision to ditch the diet world, the diet mentality has been trying to…"