Monthly Q&A #7, December 2016

Topics Discussed

  • Emotional eating vs. honoring hunger

  • Teaching the concept of gentle nutrition to clients

  • How to incorporate self-compassion when under a lot of stress at work, with reference to this breathing gif

  • What happens if you feel sick or bad when eating "off-limits" foods

  • What to do if you feel like you "shouldn't" be getting hungry so soon after a meal, or you "should" wait until later to eat, with reference to Ellyn Satter's definition of normal eating

  • How to figure out what you actually WANT to eat

  • How to deal with the memory of the positive attention you got for weight loss, with reference to:

  • How to take time to eat within a stressful day

  • How to deal with being denied treatment in a healthcare facility due to your weight

  • How to break self-compassion down into smaller steps, with reference to the self-compassion break meditation from Module 1

  • How to discover new passions and hobbies with the new mental space you gain from not dieting

  • Whether self-compassion is critical to becoming a lifelong intuitive eater, with reference to Kristin Neff's website

  • Ways of handling the diet mentality other than journaling and noticing thoughts

  • How to have awareness of fullness while at the table

  • What to tell yourself when feeling anxious before/during/after meals