Intuitive Eating

It’s not about the food

December 30, 2014

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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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Ironic, given that it looks like the eating issue is about the food.  But it's not.  The eating issue is a symptom of the real issue.  What is the real issue? 

Here's a litmus test: Ask yourself, "What would I be thinking about if I weren't worried about food/weight/exercise?"  If you're truly honest in your answer there's a good chance you're getting to some of the real issues you need to deal with. 

Examples of unresolved emotional issues that often manifest as eating problems:

  • Trauma – "big T" or "little t" traumas
  • Dysfunctional relationships
  • Lack of safe/fulfilling social connections
  • Fear of experiencing emotions
  • Undefined identity or sense of self
  • Poor stress management skills
  • Undiagnosed or poorly treated psychological disorders (e.g. anxiety, depression, bipolar, etc)
  • Perfectionism
  • Feelings of lack of control and disempowerment
  • Sense of inadequacy

This list could go on infinately.  Make your own list and work with a professional counselor/therapist to tackle these issues in a safe and productive way. You'll be amazed at how the eating issues are easier to resolve when the underlying issues are addressed.  

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