Monthly Q&A #12, May 2017


Topics Discussed

  • Respecting fullness rather than rebelling against it

  • How to deal with not feeling hungry

  • What it means when people say "put your hand over your heart"

  • How to practice self-care during PMS

  • Viewing dinner as a reward after a long day

  • How to set goals with intuitive eating, without falling back into diet mentality

  • Additional tips for fighting back against disordered thoughts, with reference to Module 2

  • What if honoring your needs leads you to gain a lot of weight?

  • How to respect fullness while going out to dinner

  • How to stop making rules about serving sizes and eat larger amounts

  • How to stop making food contingent on exercise

  • More ways to remember the hunger scale

  • More ways to assess hunger and fullness, with reference to the subtle signs of hunger PDF

  • How to let go of the "ideal body" and accept your size

  • How to quiet the thoughts in our head that are influenced by friends, family, etc. who are dieting

  • How Ayurveda does or does not fit with intuitive eating

  • How to deal with a husband who is fat-shaming

  • Other simple self-compassion exercises, with reference to:

  • How to decide what you want to eat, with reference to Module 7