When My Client Said, ‘Eating That Will Make Me Fat.’

I imagine you've had those thoughts - the worry-thoughts that eating a certain thing or eating 'too much' of that thing will make you gain weight? My client said this to me when we were having a mindful eating session over breakfast in a restaurant. Why would it be that looking at a menu, you'd be frightened...

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What Are Your Points of Vulnerability?

Something you might want to consider as you leave behind diets and the effort to control, and step into curiosity about your eating behaviours, is something I've come to call 'points of vulnerability.' What are 'points of vulnerability'? If you've been becoming curious for a while about how you eat,...

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What To Do When Everyone Around You Is Talking About Diets

You may be one of the thankfully growing number of people, who has realised that diets don't work and are taking steps to heal your relationship with your body and food, without dieting, without restricting, and without deprivation. You may be learning new skills to resolve your emotional overeating. You...

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The Most Important Thing to Do to Stop Binge Eating

I get it. You're desperate to get some control around your eating. You're flummoxed by why a simple thing like eating can be soooooo damn confusing! I mean babies do it! Why can't you, right? What I'm going to tell you might sound bonkers, but it's true. It’s going to sound counter-intuitive...

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Comparisonitis: The Body Image Disease

It's very common for people with body image issues to compare themselves frequently to other people. Well, to compare their bodies to other people's bodies, I should say. Comparisonitis is a compulsion to compare oneself to others. It's as if you can't help it, and it has a life of its own. We...

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