Monthly Q&A #21, February 2018

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Topics Discussed

  • How to help kids in your life navigate diet culture

  • Whether liposuction and other cosmetic procedures are compatible with intuitive eating

  • How to deal with acid reflux in an intuitive way

  • How to prepare more of your food when you hate cooking, and the role of frozen and prepared meals

  • Turning to food for comfort when feeling overwhelmed and bored

  • How to know if it's really hunger or just your mind "playing tricks on you"

  • How to start incorporating self-care practices as a caretaker of a family

  • How to develop a healthy relationship with "healthy" foods

  • How to start to listen to your body and limit comparison with others

  • Opportunities to find more support

  • How to recover from lapses back into dieting

  • How to focus on healing your relationship with food without constantly *thinking* about food

  • How to truly put weight loss on the back burner and not judge weight gain

  • Whether weight loss is necessary to conceive and have a safe pregnancy

  • How to handle anger toward friends who seem to be listening to the food police

  • How to choose foods that don't aggravate chronic disease conditions without spiraling back into a restrictive mindset

  • How to navigate this course if you're in the process of recovering from an eating disorder

  • How to find out whether a medication is causing bingeing (as opposed to restriction), and how to be intuitive about your eating even when a medication causes increased appetite

  • How to explain to diet-centric friends and family that you're no longer interested in talking about conventional ideas about health and nutrition

  • How to ease back into exercise without becoming rigid about it

  • How to work through the "clean-plate club" mentality

  • How to incorporate intuitive eating concepts with young kids

  • The difference between physical and emotional deprivation

  • How to reassure yourself that weight gain in intuitive eating is normal and OK, and how to let go of fear around food after having a cancer scare

  • Why satisfaction in food can vary so much from day to day, and why foods sometimes lose their satisfaction power if eaten frequently