Why People Struggle with Intuitive Eating and What to Do About It
The biggest reason I see people struggling with Intuitive Eating is their fear of gaining weight, accepting that they have gained weight or their fear that they won't lose any weight. In a world that is fatphobic, in a society where weight stigma is a very real (and very harmful) thing, in a system...Read more
How To Decide What To Eat
When you leave the world of dieting, it can be quite daunting to know how to decide what to eat. When I work with clients to help them take the leap from dieting and attempts at control (of food intake and weight) into the realm of trusting their own bodies to guide them, there's often a sense of overwhelm....Read more
Eating May Be Fun, but What Brings Authentic Happiness?
In my last blog, I wrote about insights that I'd had from Martin Seligman's Authentic Happiness, and how I think they relate to issues with food and eating. Seligman says there are 2 key aspects to happiness in the present moment: pleasures (last week's post was all about that) which are short-lived...Read more
Do You Think Eating Makes You Happy?
I often hear this from my clients - 'eating makes me happy!' It's hard to stop doing something you think makes you happy - not that I'm suggesting anyone a) stop eating and b) stop doing something that makes them happy! Nope, not me! However, if you're getting most of the pleasure, joy and happiness...Read more
Why Is It So Important To Be Beautiful?
Several times a week I notice women judging themselves as ugly having seen a photograph of themselves. It triggers diet mentality - and also binge eating (which are in a cause and effect relationship). It got me wondering... What does ugly mean? What does beautiful mean? How do we define...Read more