Have you ever felt betrayed by a friend?
Judged unfairly by someone else?
Unfavorably compared to a sibling?
Did you learn that women can't be trusted?
What about your mother? Or your sister?
Geneen Roth, author of Women Food and God writes about trusting yourself with food.
Trust Yourself with Choices.
Trust Yourself with Men.
Trust Yourself with Women.
Trust Yourself with God.
Trust Yourself with Food.
We all learn - and lead - by example.
Whose example are you following today?
When does a healthy approach to fitness become obsessive or problematic? When you find yourself doing any of these things:
● Skipping meals
● Making excuses for not eating
● Eating only a few certain “safe” foods
● Adopting rigid meal or eating rituals
● Cooking elaborate meals for others, but refusing to eat them yourself
● Collecting recipes
● Withdrawing from normal social activities
● Persistent worry about being fat or gaining weight
● A distorted body image, such as feeling fat despite being normal- or underweight
● Not wanting to eat in public
● Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws
● Repeatedly eating large amounts of sweet or high fat foods
● Use of syrup of ipecac, laxatives, the over the counter weightloss drug orlistat (Alli).
● Use of dietary supplements or herbal products for weight loss
● Food hoarding
● Eating in secret
--from Mayo Clinic, Signs of Disordered Eating
Kim is a career coach for women in transition.