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The Value of Non-Negotiables in Healing from Food Obsession

"Decide that there's a bottom line, that you have basic needs, and they are non-negotiable." Geneen Roth Your Basic Needs Many people with problematic eating behaviours are using food to meet needs that have nothing to do with physical hunger. These needs may be physical, for example: feeling...

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Knowing Your Limits and Emotional Overeating

Do you overstep your limits? Perhaps the question to ask first is this: do you know what and where your limits are? This is something that has taken me a while to learn - and honestly, I'm still learning. I'm not sure that we can ever get this piece 'right' because knowing what and where your limits...

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Peaceful Eating and the Price of Perfection

Peace or Perfection? Your choice. If you want peace with food, and peace with your body, but you've spent a long time striving for the perfect body (whatever that happens to be according to current Beauty Standards), and the perfect diet (according to the latest book/ celebrity ), then at some point...

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Is Fat But Fit a Big Fat Myth?

Fat And Fit? On Wednesday, 17th May, an article was published in the UK media entitled: 'Fat but fit is a big fat myth.' Sigh. If there's one thing that pisses me off, it's misleading journalism. I understand the pull for catchy titles that make the reader want to click on the article (I do that...

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The Colonisation of Women's Bodies

"Most of us have been colonized; other people's ideas, desires and expectations have taken hold in our flesh. It takes some time and effort to reclaim our own terrain. " Camille Maurine, Meditation Secrets for Women Really? Our bodies have been colonised? Sounds like a pretty crazy idea, doesn't...

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