Monthly Q&A #13, June 2017


Topics Discussed

  • Whether metabolism stays permanently slowed after you diet, and how to overcome the fear of "spinning out of control" when you stop restricting

  • Whether to have a bedtime snack

  • Whether you really need to let go of the desire to lose weight

  • Why people experience resistance to structured exercise

  • How to handle going to an event where you'll see people you haven't seen since you were smaller

  • How to deal with other people bringing the food police to every meal

  • How to handle inadvertent weight loss after having made peace with weight gain

  • Whether to completely remove body talk from your social media

  • How to have self-compassion while dealing with infertility

  • Why the research on intuitive eating and Health at Every Size isn't more mainstream

  • Where fruits and vegetables fit in with intuitive eating

  • How to deal with clothing not fitting

  • Ideas for making nutritious choices from a healed place rather than a restrictive place

  • Intentions for self-compassion

  • Why more medical professionals aren't familiar with intuitive eating

  • How to learn to trust your inner caretaker and stop viewing it as weak

  • Why a higher BMI doesn't equate to poor health, with reference to this study

  • How to trust your body when you're hungry just a few hours after eating to the point of uncomfortable fullness

  • Whether drinking wine with dinner inevitably leads to overeating

  • "Self-care vs. self-control" and how to tell the difference