Monthly Q&A #22, March 2018

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Topics Discussed

  • How to break down rules about exercise/movement

  • Whether there's such a thing as "too much" emotional eating

  • How to detect hunger/fullness signals when you have stomach conditions

  • Whether eating for athletic performance is another sneaky form of diet culture

  • How to handle eating in the middle of the night

  • How to deal with feeling judged by others for your food choices

  • Why intuitive eaters don't want to eat formerly forbidden foods all day, every day, forever

  • How to honor your cravings without causing digestive discomfort

  • How to get out of your head and into your emotions as you connect to the concepts in IE

  • How to handle thoughts that you're glad you were once very thin

  • Whether it's superficial to work on finding larger bodies attractive

  • How to set boundaries with a mother who's having a hard time understanding IE and recovering from diet culture

  • Whether it's normal to eat lots of sweets and be uncomfortable in the honeymoon phase

  • How to determine which foods sound good to you in a particular moment

  • How to let go of the need for control and reassurance that you're "doing it right" when it comes to eating and movement

  • What to do if you don't want as much movement as other people around you

  • How mindfulness and awareness play into IE

  • How to go about writing letters to your previously off-limits foods

  • How to be supportive and a good ally to a romantic partner in a larger body