How to Worry Less About What Others Think of Your Body

At the very nub of making peace with food and your body, is letting go of the pursuit of weight loss. Pursuing weight loss turns UP the volume of the noise in your head about what, when and how much you should eat and exercise to achieve that goal. It leads you away from tuning in to your own body, and...

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When You Think You’re Not Dieting (But Actually You Kinda Are)

Does this sound familiar to you? Even though you may regularly be eating previously forbidden foods, so you're not physically dieting, in your mind, you shouldn't be. In your mind, you should stop eating it or certainly eat waaaaaay less of it. These are the kinds of sneaky thoughts that show up: ...

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Giving Yourself Unconditional Permission to Be Human

Have you been hard on yourself lately? Have you been putting pressure on yourself to 'get it right'? Get what right, you might be asking. Well, anything, really: your recovery from dieting, your journey towards body acceptance, your attunement to your needs... A few years ago I ran a Facebook Group...

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Declaring Peace On Your Body

The dieting paradigm is usually one of a declaration of war on your body. It's a fight - the 'battle of the bulge,' where you have to 'be strong' and not 'give in' to your hunger. You're told to 'fight the urge'  and 'get into shape.' There are numerous 'bootcamps' to 'motivate' you to get your act...

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How to Interrupt the Compulsion (to Eat or to Restrict)

Compulsions are like - strong, irresistible impulses to do something - usually something you don't actually want to do (in your rational mind) - like continuing to eat, even though you're full; finishing the packet of biscuits, even though you stopped enjoying them a while ago; like opening (and eating)...

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