More quotes from Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food & Your Body

Here are some additional quotes from Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food & Your Body that are speaking to me right now.

I’m 85% done with the book according to my kindle.

 

  • A constant stream of thoughts about eating — and not eating. This is head hunger — thought about eating even when your body doesn’t need food.
  • Make small, gradual changes. Let go of all or nothing thinking. Healthy eating is simply the result of all the little positive decisions you make.
  • If you can’t imagine eating a certain way for the rest of your life, don’t bother even doing it for even a day.
  • Just because you can eat whatever you love, doesn’t mean you have to!
  • If you love to eat, act like it!
  • Eat with intention. Be purposeful when you eat. Eat when you are truly hungry (most of the time). Eat to meet your body’s needs for nourishment.
  • The very purpose for the binge is often to escape from the events, thoughts, and feelings that seem intolerable at the time.
  • One of the keys to conscious eating is to keep your body adequately fed to decrease the risk of overeating.
  • Remember, you’re in charge of how much you’ll eat, but if you don’t have a plan, you’re more likely to eat more than you want or need.
  • Overeating can trigger bingeing because, rather than thinking in degrees of overeating or discomfort, “all or nothing” thinking takes over: “Go ahead. You’ve already blown it.”
  • Compare teaching yourself to eat just the right amount of food to teaching a child to ride a bike. Do children learn easily when you get angry or criticize them for making mistakes? Learning to stop eating when you are satisfied is exactly the same. You’re most likely to learn when you’re gentle, patient, encouraging, and optimistic with yourself throughout the process.
  • Eating the right amount of food isn’t about being good. It’s about feeling good.
  • Since you’re in charge of the decisions you make, you don’t need to feel guilty if you consciously decided to eat more than you needed.
  • Even people who eat instinctively occasionally overeat for convenience or pleasure. They sometimes regret it later, but since they don’t feel guilty about it, it doesn’t lead to more eating.
  • Satiety is your body’s signal that you’ve had enough. Discomfort is your body’s signal that you’re not listening.
  • You’re less likely to feel out of control around food when you know you can have it again whenever you want it.
  • You’re more likely to overeat if you give yourself permission to eat enjoyable foods only on special occasions.
  • You don’t need an excuse to have a wonderful meal.
  • Eating all your food doesn’t help children anywhere.
  • Perfection isn’t possible, or even necessary.
  • Worrying about the past or the future robs you of the present.
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About nancykerins

I am a 38 year full time working mother of one doing my best to get healthy. I had lapband surgery in November of 2010 and then had a revision to the vertical gastric sleeve in February 2012. The purpose of this blog is a therapeutic tool for me to work out my feelings and write about what is going on during this experience. If I can help others through this blog, that is just a bonus.
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One Response to More quotes from Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food & Your Body

  1. The third one is key for me: If you can’t eat that way forever, don’t waste time on it now !

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