Tag: emotional eating

“Sometimes Connection is More Nourishing than Kale”…and Other Things I Would Have Told Myself.

I’ll admit it. I sometimes feel angry when I think of all the time I wasted trying to change my body. At the pinnacle of my obsession, for several years, I basically quit everything. I quit singing lessons, I made almost no effort to develop friendships, and I had a constant fantasy about “someday”. Someday when I was my ideal…

I Thought it Had to be Difficult

Food was never easy. Until recently there was always something I was avoiding – dairy, nuts, fruit, oil, sugar, solid food. You name it, I’ve probably cut it out of my diet at some point. I thought that people who ate “whatever they wanted” were lazy and miserable and that I was the only one I knew who would be disciplined enough…

My History with Binge Eating

When I used to read stories of people who had “recovered” from issues with binge eating, I didn’t believe them. It felt so desperately impossible to me that I just couldn’t fathom getting to a place of sanity around food. In high school had long stretches where I would eat myself sick every day. Not that I’d make myself throw up…

Eat to Tune In, Not to Tune Out.

  Just a year and a half ago, I had a major realization. I was in the middle of blogging about my struggles with emotional eating when I realized that that wasn’t exactly the problem. Here’s an excerpt from a previously password protected post: “I don’t have a problem with emotional eating. I have a problem with being present in…