So many people are at war with their bodies, seeing them as a formidable foe rather than the ally that their body is. It's no wonder, with the way we talk about bodies (e.g. the "war on obesity"). This distrust of body leads to distrust of its appetite cues, and represents an underlying distrust of self and ones desires.
It's time to reclaim the joy of eating and to find food satisfying again.
What if you ate when you were truly hungry? *
What if you identified your emotional hungers as separate from physical hunger for food?
What if you embraced and tended to these emotions without using food behaviors?
What if you sat at a table when you ate instead of eating on the couch, at your desk, in your car or otherwise distracted?
What if you put your food on a pretty place and used a placemat?
What if you even lit a candle or had a bud vase with a flower?
What if you played some soft music in the background?
What if you knew exactly what you were hungry for and ate it?
What if you savored every bite as if it were your last?
What if you had a lovely conversation with a companion while eating?
What if you listened to your body and stopped when no longer hungry?
Turns out this might totally change your experience of eating….
*You may need the guidance of professionals for an eating schedule before this is feasible.