“Trust develops and builds when I am given a choice (and not, as in dieting, denied it). Trust develops when I choose to make myself comfortable, not miserable, to take care of myself rather than hurt myself.” ~Geneen Roth
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” `Jon Kabat-Zinn
In the moments before or during an emotional eating episode, we often feel out of control and desperate to do something to “just stop it.” We tell ourselves, “I ‘should’ be able to just stop this,” or “There’s no good reason for this.”
With this mindset, it’s easy to understand why we are lured in by the illusion of control that diets promise and why, as a result, we ignore our hunger and avoid certain foods. But most of us know from experience that these “stopping” strategies inevitably backfire, resulting in eating episodes that feel even more out of control.
In these desperate moments, instead of focusing on stopping, what if we shifted
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