Something weird happened today…

“Something weird happened… I walked around stop and shop and had no desire to buy or eat anything that wasn’t a whole food or considered clean” This morning I had to substitute teach Body Pump at 6am for one of my friends so I had a banana on my way in (I’m really trying not…

Flexible vs IIFYM vs Intuitive Eating: the search for food freedom

If you’ve been following me from the beginning of this journey you know that I’ve been working on intuitive eating and learning to listen to my body and its own cues. I’ve been reading a lot of books to learn the most about different ways of eating that are not “diets” and that fit into…

Help Me! Help Yourself!

Today I asked for help. I have a long laundry list of past attempts to get help that have gone terribly wrong but today I actually feel good about it. While perusing the Intuitive Eating (IE) website over the weekend I found a page that allowed you to find a nutritionist in your area and…

If you don’t love it, don’t do it!

Yesterday I posted about my experience with the scale. I talked about how I didn’t let it throw me completely off, but how I was bothered by the number that looked back at me. Looking back on yesterday I realize that I actually handled that experience in a much more constructive way! The old me…

Enjoy your food…

The thing about this exploration of Intuitive eating, for me at least – is these little steps, these little inner thoughts that have me thinking about what I choose in a completely different way, has been one huge learning experience and it’s just beginning!

…Enter the wonders of intuitive eating

Today is a perfect example of how intuitive eating is slowly working to my advantage.  I think that one day I will have to diet again, assuming I still want to compete, but while I am learning to have a healthy relationship with food, that whole idea of dieting is kind of being thrown out…

Breaking the Cycle of Binge Eating Disorder

I’ve been exploring “intuitive eating” and have found some very interesting things happen. I’ve actually thrown away food, stopped eating in the midst of what would normally be a full blown binge, put food back for “later” and then not eaten it later rather – gave it to my husband to eat, and gave in…

The definition of insanity….

Today I experienced an encounter that would previously cause me to binge. The stress from the day would usually lead me to searching for something to soothe the negative feelings. You see, when I feel attacked, or like someone is cornering me, I get defensive and i internalize those feelings. When I do this I…

How does she eat THAT and stay so lean?

The great debate. Have you ever met someone who seems to “eat all the time” but stays at a healthy weight? Have you thought “oh they must have a fast metabolism.” While you reach for the next big diet craze because, well, your metabolism must be slow. What if I challenged you to think differently?…