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What Are You Really Hungry For?

There is an interactive forum on the BodyPositive website that asks readers to finish the following sentences:

1. “If I let myself eat anything I want … ”   

2. “If I could get as much power as I really want …”  

3. “If I had all the sex I wanted … ” 

4. “If I really let myself cry … ”  

5. “If I got as mad as I really feel sometimes …”  

6. “If I let myself go … ”  

After the feature had run for awhile I posted the answers I had received, and then the readers could see how similar their reactions were.  The modal response to the first sentence stem, for example, was, “… I’d be big as a house.”   There must have been a thousand of those.

A certain theme emerges as you look at the responses. Women are deathly afraid of 

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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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