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Intuition In Eating

When You wake up in the morning, Pooh, said Piglet at last, whats the first thing you say To Yourself? Whats for breakfast? said Pooh. What do you say, Piglet? I say, I wonder whats going to happen exciting today? said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. Its the same thing, he said. -A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Losing weight isn't a dichotomy where either you lose weight and you're successful, or you don't and you're a failure. Small losses can make a big difference." --Kelly D. Brownell Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders

Eating Styles

Unconscious Eater Chaotic Eater Refuse-Not Eater / Waste-Not Eater Emotional Eater Careful Eater Professional Dieter Intuitive Eater

Honor Your Hunger

Dont ignore natural hunger signs, honor them by eating. Keep your body fed with adequate energy and carbs (the bodys primary and preferred source of energy.) Each time you eat, ask yourself , am I hungry? Whats my hunger level?

The older you get, the tougher it gets to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends. - Anonymous-

Food Journal

Type and quantity of food and liquid consumed


Time of each eating episode Emotional state directly before eating episode Place where food was consumed

Food Journal Continued

Situation: Events that influenced eating


Type and duration of exercise each day Each eating episode considered by client to be a binge (these should be underlined with a colored marker).

The best way to lose weight is to eat all you want of everything you dont like. -Anonymous-

Make Peace With Food

Deprivation Backlash

Last Supper Eating

Non Forbidden Food Eventually Loses Its Power

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. The Peace Pilgrim

Changing Your Mind


Listen to your thoughts. Ill never lose weight! Decide if your thoughts help or hurt your progress. Re-word your negative thoughts to make them into positive messages.

Challenging Negative Thinking


Cognitive Restructuring Am I being rational? Is is sensible or helpful to think that Ill never lose weight because I ate that piece of cake?
Learning Positive Self-talk "I'm a good person, and I like the changes I'm making." "Sometimes I make mistakes, but I know how to get back on track."

Childhood is that wonderful time of life When all you have to do to lose weight is to take a bath

I Feel Because
I feel Angry Frustrated Afraid Devastated Worried

because
they expect me to visit too much
I cant get home as much as Id like to Theyll think Ive abandoned them Theyre going down hill so fast They might need nursing home care soon They dont seem to appreciate me Theyve ignored me for much of my life My brother doesnt take his turn visiting

Irritated Bitter Resentful

From: Life is Hard. Food is Easy. Linda Spangle

Gather Your Needs


What do I need? Time Connection

How could I get it?


Limit house work

Make plans with friends at least once per week Establish some goals Learn Mindfulness

Hope Be Centered

Eating and Relationships

Who are the five people in your life you are closest to?
How frequent is your contact with each of them? What is your eating like before, during, and after you see them?

Enjoy life to the fullest. Remember all of those


women on the Titanic who waved off the desert cart. - Irma Bombeck -

Honor Your Health

Eat a variety of foods per day including: grains Fruits and vegetables protein calcium source 8 glasses of water Get enough sleep!!!!