"I do relate to what you're saying about "how I feel"--I used to train for marathons, and even though that came from a place of really disordered eating and body-hatred and diet mentality--I loved how it made me feel strong and…"
I'm so sorry--I know this feeling, of feeling like no matter what you do the same pattern keeps repeating, and I feel a lot of compassion for you because it seems like you're really not happy with your lack of energy and your…"
"Brie, you may have developed a hunger pattern based on your current eating practices. You are probably genuinely hungry late in the day because you haven't eaten as much as your body needs. And because you do eat the bulk of your food later,…"
"Hamster, what I am wondering is where/how did you come to be 'disgusted' with your body?!? That is just so not 'built in' for a person. I am reminded of what I read about how little children will admire and 'play' with…"
"Hi Bri...just wrote a long reply to your post, Internet dropped out, so lost it...sigh! Try again...!
Just wanted to say I'm exactly the same...I think night time eating can be a problem for a lot of us.
I've heard it said that evenings…"
"It's very interesting to me that in the morning I never over-eat or eat when I am not hungry. In fact, I really have to be extremely hungry to even want to eat in the morning. But, at night, it's just the opposite..it's a…"
"Thank you for the encouraging words, Melissa.
My "healthy weight" wasn't BMI based. It was "how I feel" based. I felt great... full of energy, strong, etc.
You're right about clean versus not clean. Clean foods…"
"Thank you, Katcha. My mind is clearly torn and acting separately from my body. I don't really care what others think of my body, though. Sadly, I'm the one who feels disgusted and gross:( I'm the only one commenting on my weight…"
"You're right, Palestrina.. I'm NOT a number!
And that's a good question you pose: what am I undoing?
I suppose I'm undoing all my progress from over more than a decade. I spend all that time bettering myself. Losing 50lbs,…"
"Diet mentality is a TOUGH, sneaky and 'omnipresent' - its in almost all media and social interactions. But as one becomes aware of how it is impacting YOU, your ability to recognize and choose how to deal with it more effectively does…"
""evening eating" can be a diet mentality 'rule' rebellion ;-) Also so people notice that eating when one is tired to be a usual reaction. Have you ever considered simply relaxing or going to sleep? Whatever you do, trying your…"
My problems are that I eat in the evening. I am so tired when I get home from work that I just sit and watch TV and eat. Now, I must say that since I started looking into IE I have not ate as much, but I am still eating when I…"
Hi, everyone,As I continue this journey, the diet mentality thoughts truly are die hard. They don't dictate my actions anymore, but they're there and make sure I can hear them. How long after eating intuitively have you noticed these thoughts getting less strong? Do they ever go away for good? Or are they like little ghosts that follow you around, getting smaller but never really going away? Thank you!See More
I once listened to a recording by Geneen Roth that said (referring to going back to "normal" eating), "if you wanna go to another star system, you need to fly in a ship that is from that star system". What I think this…"
"Hi, Brie, this is a great question. In my humble opinion, and keeping numbers aside, you need to look at how your behaviors around food are when you don't eat intuitively, being 100% honest with yourself, and then as you decide to embark in the…"