Have you ever felt betrayed by a friend?
Judged unfairly by someone else?
Unfavorably compared to a sibling?
Did you learn that women can't be trusted?
What about your mother? Or your sister?
Geneen Roth, author of Women Food and God writes about trusting yourself with food.
Trust Yourself with Choices.
Trust Yourself with Men.
Trust Yourself with Women.
Trust Yourself with God.
Trust Yourself with Food.
We all learn - and lead - by example.
Whose example are you following today?
When does a healthy approach to fitness become obsessive or problematic? When you find yourself doing any of these things:
● Skipping meals
● Making excuses for not eating
● Eating only a few certain “safe” foods
● Adopting rigid meal or eating rituals
● Cooking elaborate meals for others, but refusing to eat them yourself
● Collecting recipes
● Withdrawing from normal social activities
● Persistent worry about being fat or gaining weight
● A distorted body image, such as feeling fat despite being normal- or underweight
● Not wanting to eat in public
● Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws
● Repeatedly eating large amounts of sweet or high fat foods
● Use of syrup of ipecac, laxatives, the over the counter weightloss drug orlistat (Alli).
● Use of dietary supplements or herbal products for weight loss
● Food hoarding
● Eating in secret
--from Mayo Clinic, Signs of Disordered Eating
Be careful little eyes what you see.
Be careful little ears what you hear.
The internet is full of opinions and misinformation.
So when a website uses the word "Authority" in the URL to publish that food addiction is a serious problem with a simple solution, it gets my attention.
Everything else is layered with our emotions and imagination. We imagine it brings people together, or makes us feel loved. We use it to distract ourselves from unfinished business of the past, or of the present in the form of procrastination. We make it our god with control over us, or we call it the devil whom we are powerless to resist.
More like superstition that nutrition, don't you think?
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Kim Halsey is a woman with more questions than answers. She is not a brand, a label, easily understood or readily ignored.
As a realistic optimist, Kim believes that we are bigger than whatever life can throw at us and better equipped than we know.
Her heart's desire is to create a safe place, be a safe person, and leave a path for others to follow.
Are you ready to stop dieting and start living?
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