Thursday, January 29, 2009

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Being an attunded eater means that one reconnects with their self and develops a healthy relationship with the daily event of fueling.

An attunded eater is:
Listening to Internal Cues

A disordered eater is:
Listening to External Cues

So which are you?

You are a normal eater if you:
Stop eating when you feel full.
Eat when you are hungry.
Make choices in food that are supportive of you health.
Give your self permission to eat b/c your happy, sad, or bored, or just because it feels good.
Overeat sometimes and undereat sometimes.
Trust your body to make up for your mistakes in eating.

You are a misinformed eater if you:
Have reduced caloric intake to lose weight.
Are concerned with your nutritional intake.
Ignore your internal cues of being hungry or full.
Are Not aware of hunger until you see food.
Stop with a clean plate no matter if there is too much or not enough on it.
Aviod looking at your feelings.

You are a deprivation eater if you:
Go on diets and off diets with real flair.
Restrain your eating.
Overeat after a week of restrained eating.
Don't listen to your interal cues.
Follow the guidelines set forth by and "expert".
Feel out of control or controlled by food or thoughts of food.
Divide foods into "Good" and "Bad"
Dislike your body and try to change it with exercise and food intake.
Have a hard time stop eating unless you are following a meal plan.

You are an emotional eater if you:
Complain that you never get full or never feel hungry.
Seek food to cover up, distract, or push down feelings.
Eat even when full.
Feel angry or quilty about eating.
Feel soothed or comforted when eating.
Don't listen to interal cues and signals of fullness/hunger.

More to come later......


Sandra said...

Oh, great...what do you do about it? (Love your background:)

Moxie said...

The first step is to recognize where you are with your relationship with food. From there you can shape your relationship with food. I will blog more about how to approach that.