Finding My Path
Saturday, September 09, 2017
I've been reading the Intuitive Eating book & doing the workbook and listening to a lot of Isabel Foxen Duke lately and realizing how much I was stuck in diet mentality and how it put me into a downward spiral that got me trapped in binge eating disorder. And that clearly the only way to be free of binge eating disorder is to truly stop dieting and pursue intuitive eating and mental health and work on my body image and forget about losing weight. Right now my hopes for my weight are just that I will reach my set point weight, which at this point for me isn't hoping to lose weight, but more that my weight will just stop going up and that the scale will just find a weight and stay there. If you've read some of my previous blog entries, I wrote one where I explained what Isabel said about how diets don't work and they just drive up your weight in the long run and that was what got me started on this path in the first place and at first I tried giving up dieting and eating intuitively and it was a confusing difficult process for me at first that I almost gave up on, but as Isabel says, it's a process, and I almost slipped back into the diet mentality and went back to dieting, but I picked up the Intuitive Eating book again, this time with the workbook as an addition, and things have been clearer and my path has been easier this time. After you've been dieting since you were ten years old, it's hard to let go of that diet mentality twenty years later but I'm slowly doing it. I've finally stopped counting calories which was the hardest thing for me to do, and I'm slowly making progress and letting go of more of the diet mentality and getting some food freedom. I'll be making some posts about binge eating disorder recovery, getting over the food crazies, positive body image, and getting mentally healthy.