Saturday, January 04, 2014
Its the first weekend of the new year. And I'm all about new beginnings. This year I want my goals to stick so I know to get there and not just stop or end or fail, I'm going to have to learn from what I've done in the past and try something different.
So far, I have not been on a scale since 12/28
I've been researching my new approach to eating mindfully and I'm currently reading or listening to Intuitive Eating on audio.
This book knows me. It knows my personality. Because the authors know me so well I've decided to take this journey and see where it ends up. The main issue and the scariest thing I have to admit is I'm not going to be able to focus on my weight. The focus will be on my relationship with food and how not to binge, eat mindlessly or feel like I'm failing. I'm basically allowing myself to eat without consequence.
This is still controversial for many in the dieting community. I've had women tell me that because of certain food choices I make, I would never lose weight but I personally feel that if I tell myself that I'm no longer allowed to eat said food, I'll rebel and go overboard which is what has happened to me over the last two years.
There are nutritional therapists about two hours away from me that teach this focus. When I get the money, I'm thinking of make the journey over there to speak with someone about my new choices.
I'm still going through the book but I hope that I can apply the concepts and meet my goals.
If you are interested in the book, it is called Intuitive Eating. It is not a medical replacement for medically mandated diet programs. However it does teach you to rely on yourself to give yourself permission to eat what was once forbidden in the future hopes that you will be able to indulge and walk away in a more healthful manner rather than over indulging.