RELAPSE

I felt things were going okay with Intuitive Eating and I thought I was making progress, especially in the “respect your body” arena, however, my latest adventures proved me otherwise, well, at least, I went in unprepared, so it got the better of me, but I’ll get to that in a minute. THE TRIGGER I […]

WHEN SOMEONE CALLED ME THE UGLY DUCKLING

MY REACTION For most of my life, whenever I body bash, there are others around me who tell me that I am beautiful.  I cannot recall times when anyone has ever agreed with my criticisms of body disgust and ugliness.  However, recently, someone close to me called me the ugly duckling.  At first, I felt […]

A RESPONSE TO PREVENTION

THE BACKGROUND When I was deep into the dieting world, I subscribed to Prevention magazine’s daily emails.  For those of you who don’t know, Prevention is a woman’s magazine that focuses on preventing aging, weight gain, illness (essentially the natural process of life), etc. from happening.  It is a monthly magazine chock full of editorials, […]

STEPS TO REJECT THE DIET MENTALITY

Note:  Each of these steps comes from the first chapter of Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.   The reactions to each step are my words on how I dealt with them. 1.    Recognize and acknowledge the damage that dieting causes. This step essentially explains the biological and psychological damage that dieting causes.  In […]