Posts Tagged ‘intuitive eating’

073: A True Story of Answered Prayers: 3 Essays I Wrote in Therapy

A True Story of Answered Prayers

On Monday, I released an episode about intuitive eating with one of my best friends, Taryn Palmer, who is a registered dietician and nutritionist. I knew that episode was really just going to be an introduction to that big and important topic, and I wanted to dig a little deeper and share more of my story.

So for today’s bonus episode, I am going to share three essays I wrote while I was in therapy for an eating disorder. I think through these three different pieces of writing, you’ll be able to see the progression that my recovery took, how much intuitive eating truly helped to free me, and where I’m at today:

1. A True Story of Answered Prayers

2. The Surprising Way I Confronted my Eating Disorder (narrative therapy)

3. A Letter to my Body

 

Show Notes

There are so many incredible therapists, registered dietitians, and resources to help you become more familiar with intuitive eating. Here are are some to get you started:

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Nutrition Matters podcast with Paige Smathers
-Episode 143: The Paradox of Permission with Intuitive Eating (interview with Evelyn Tribole, coauthor of Intuitive Eating)

@happilyfed

@emilyfonnesbeck_rd

@heytiffanyroe

THIS POST on my Instagram where I shared about this week’s episode is filled with great resources in the comments!

072: Making Peace with Food (and Yourself) through Intuitive Eating // Taryn Palmer, RDN, LD

Making Peace with Food Through Intuitive Eating

When I first heard the words “intuitive eating,” I was on a jog with a new friend who randomly opened up to me about her history with eating disorders. She mentioned this philosophy of listening to and caring for your body, and something in my heart said, I think this is good; I think this is truth.

But it took a lot more than just that one conversation for me to find freedom from the toxic and hateful patterns of viewing myself and my body that I was trapped in. It took me nine months of counseling with a therapist who specialized in intuitive eating, and it continues to take work and commitment as I attempt very imperfectly to tune into my body and listen to what it’s telling me.

Today I’m honored to have Taryn Palmer–a registered dietician and nutritionist and a mom of four little girls–on the show. She is one of my in-real-life best friends and has been such an anchor for me on my intuitive eating journey. In this conversation, Taryn gives an introduction to intuitive eating with three principles:

-take the morality out of eating
-give yourself unconditional permission to eat
-stop listening to “should” and start listening to your body

Show Notes

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Overview of the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating here

Episode 12: “How to Stop Being Mean to Yourself: 3 of the Best Tools I Learned in Counseling” 

Power of Moms Radio Episode 87: Unhealthy Stress and Habits? Break the Cycle!
Power of Moms Radio Episode 147: Listening to and Loving Your Body through Intuitive Eating

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