Freedom from Emotional Eating, Food & Weight Obsession

Setting Self-Care Expectations

I’m at the BEDA; Binge Eating Disorder Association Convention (check out this Agenda!). I am bursting with excitement!

So much has happened in the few years since Chevese Turner created this remarkable organization. I am so proud to be a part of it and to serve as President this year!

This afternoon I attended a presentation by Amy Tuttle; one of our A Weigh Out Experts. Her topic was “BodyMind-Fullness”. I wish you all could have been there! (Maybe next year–we’ll be in Bethesda, MD, in March.)  Amy’s presentation was wonderful!  

I wanted to share one exercise she shared with us today. It’s designed to help us move forward, eliminate what’s in our way…one small step at time.

Try it, if you like. Identify one thing you’d like to accomplish this week, then apply these questions. See if it helps elimiate any blocks.


Setting Self-Care Intentions

1. This week, I want to risk/embody:


2. What will be hard about this or what will get in my way?


3. What will help me to do it anway?


Let us know if you try this and find it helps you move toward something you wish to do…



Nutrition therapists Amy Tuttle, RD, LCSW and Karin Kratina, RD, PhD provide no-diet articles and resources including “Stay Attuned: The E-zine for Nourishing Connections” at their Nourishing Connections website.


Ellen Shuman is a Life Coach who specializes in empowering people who are working on emotional and binge eating recovery. She is the founder of A Weigh Out & Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment, 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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