Monthly Q&A #10, March 2017

Topics Discussed

  • How to eat intuitively with conditions like hypertension and diabetes
  • How to deal with feeling triggered by food labels and calorie counts
  • How to handle weight loss due to intuitive eating in a body-positive way
  • Ways to implement self-compassion on a day-to-day basis, with reference to the self-compassion break from Module 1
  • How to reconcile eating nutritiously for self-care with an intuitive eating mindset
  • Online body-positive movement classes besides yoga, with reference to the Body Positive Fitness Alliance 
  • What happens when you're only craving a few foods in intuitive eating
  • How to deal with your clothes getting tighter
  • How to reconcile the science of Health at Every Size with research suggesting weight loss leads to better health 
  • How intuitive eating can eventually help you genuinely crave and desire nutritious foods
  • How to explain the real-life examples of people who lost large amounts of weight and kept it off, with reference to the Food Psych episode with Glenys Oyston, RD
  • How to honor your hunger without "going crazy" 
  • How to deal with hearing diet talk in social situations
  • How to break up with the scale when a husband insists on keeping one in the bathroom
  • Water retention and PMS symptoms in intuitive eating
  • How to deal with feelings of bloating and early fullness
  • How to deal with lingering judgment and shame about eating foods that aren't the most "nutritious"
  • How to navigate a feeling of addictiveness around carbs without slipping into deprivation, with reference to the Food Psych episode on "food addiction"  
  • How to handle when things are going smoothly with hunger and fullness cues
  • How to deal with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and diet recommendations from doctors
  • What if certain foods high in fat, carbs, or calories really don't make me feel good, and I avoid them for that reason?
  • How to deal with eating beyond the point of fullness