Thinking like a thin person, or using intuition.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I was thinking this morning about how reading Beck's book about thinking like a thin person had a negative effect on me. The book had some real pearls of wisdom, some of which I still try to remember in my daily like - but overall, looking back I think I did not cope with it as a lifestyle choice for me. It was after this that I felt the most out of control.
Now I am trying to practice Intuitive Eating, and I was reflecting this morning on why I feel so much happier and relaxed, and a realisation came to me.
Beck tried to teach me how to think, whilst Intuitive Eating just teaches me to think.
How I think is personal to me - it takes into account all my history, personal experience, personality, upbringing etc. Sure, I can adapt how I think, but I am not sure I can turn the process on its head.
What is important is that I think.