Well, wouldn’t I have to throw out Intuitive Eating as well.
Hehehehe … I crack myself up.
But lo and behold Intuitive Eating is NOT a diet book. It is suggesting that we return to intuitive … instinctive, innate, inborn, self-trusting … eating. Like when we were first allowed to eat when we were hungry and we stopped when we were full. Though our food was selected for us … we wouldn’t eat unless physically hungry. And if someone fed us more than WE wanted … well, that person got it right back on them. Their choice … their bad.
I remember years ago when a BFF and I got together with allll our diet books to ceremonially get rid of them. We had numerous books just alike. We had several we had bought together to do THIS once and for all. We each had a laundry basket full of books. We reminisced. We cried. We laughed. Then without a glance back left them at the neighboring Goodwill and polished off the rest of the wine. The next day … panic set in.
“With each diet, your body adapts and learns how to survive, making it even more difficult to lose weight. With each failed weight-loss attempt, a learned helplessness becomes stronger, resulting in poor self-efficacy and empowerment.”
Hmmm … my words …
With each failed weight-loss attempt, a learned helplessness (sense of self-failure) becomes stronger, resulting in poor self-efficacy (poor self-worth) and empowerment (less self-permission).”
Yep, Yes, you got that right … say it again girls!!!
I feel like a complete failure with no self-worth in the dieting arena and no way do I have permission to eat what ever I want, when I want and the assurance I will stop when my tummy says … screams ... STOP already.
So, which comes first … the chicken or the egg???
Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.
Within this blog is my longwinded thoughts based on my reading and my humble understanding of Intuitive Eating and years and years and years of searching for thinness and … self-peace.