Freedom from Emotional Eating, Food & Weight Obsession

Be Who You Are

Have you ever decided not go to a social event because you were afraid about what others might think of you based on what you weigh?

I just read this quote at the very bottom of fellow “Health at Every Size” advocate’s email. It brought to mind a discussion thread that’s taking place in our Members’ Forum, about worrying about what others might think about us.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.   ~Dr. Seuss

Think about the people you love, the people you like to be around. Do you require they be a certain size to be worthy of your company? Do you have one set of rules for you and another set for others?

This week, consider paying attention to how much time do you spend in the course of your day worrying about or assuming others will negatively judge you based on how much you weigh or on some other aspect of your appearance you dislike? 

Then, imagine waking up tomorrow and living your life as if that were no longer a barrier.


Ellen Shuman is a Life Coach who specializes in emotional and binge eating issues. She is the founder of A Weigh Out & Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment, Vice President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and Co-Chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”,

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!


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