About Me

Ever since I was a teenager, I have struggled with disordered eating. Like millions of women on this earth, I have constantly battled to achieve and maintain the Holy Grail for most females in modern society: slimness.

For over a decade now, I have worked hard to keep a tight reign over what I eat, how much I eat, and when I eat. I have done it all: non-fat, low calorie, low carb, high protein… you know the drill.

But, as many dieters will discover, a momentary lapse in this rigid dietary control can send one hurling to the opposite end of the extreme; to full-on, frantic binging.

When I was younger, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted. I stopped eating when I was full. Food was not the focus of my world, but a complementary aspect: an aside. I ate to live.

For me, foods, while often being a source of enjoyment, often elicit other strong emotions such as fear, anxiety and guilt. In addition to this, I often use food to cope with difficult emotions, eating to distract myself from uncomfortable feelings.

But now, as I approach 30, I have made it my mission to become the intuitive eater that I once was – that we are all born to be. I am tired of the daily struggle with food.

Different literature on emotional eating says that we must trust our body to tell us what it needs. Intuitive eating means that we listen to our body’s hunger and satiety signals to tell us what to eat, when to eat and when to stop eating.

I’ve created this blog to document my journey into mindful, intuitive eatings… The goal is to befriend my body again and to befriend food again.

Wish me luck!

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2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. She Recovers April 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    I am so happy to have found your blog! It’s very well-written, and I can relate to a lot of what you say. I recently started eating intuitively. Needless to say, it can be challenging, but I think it will be worth it. I look forward to learning more about your experiences!

    • joyfuljudy April 7, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      Hi there,

      I’m so glad that you like my blog. I find writing it very therapeutic, and the fact that someone is actually reading it brings me even more comfort.

      I wish you well on your own journey, and hope you will continue to follow mine!

      Take care,
      JJ. x

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