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Liberated From the Obsession of Food, Weight loss, Body Image...Oh my...

I don't know about you but liberated has never been a word that entered my mind around food or my body.  I have felt judged, wrong, less than most of my life.  

This morning I was reading an article about something totally different and the word liberated stood out.  Liberated. 

lib·er·at·ed
adjective
adjective: liberated

1. (of a person) showing freedom from social conventions or traditional ideas, especially with regard to sexual roles.

"the modern image of the independent, liberated woman"

2. (of a place or people) freed from imprisonment, slavery, or enemy occupation.

"liberated areas of the country"

 

Anytime a word strikes me I look it up in the dictionary.  A habit I got into years ago.  The definitions really hit me and how I feel about my relationship with food.  

freedom from social conventions or traditional ideas,

freed from imprisonment, slavery, or enemy occupation.

It hasn't always been that...

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The Diary of an Emotional Eater: The restoration of the freedom of choice

Recently I was introduced to intermittent fasting. Being in the post menopause phase of life getting the scales to move sometimes can be daunting. But the shocker has been how easy this way of eating is for me.

But the real shocker when you are an emotional, food obsessed eater? The work I have done on myself, the endless cravings, food compulsions has worked. As I sit here in a fasted stated not eaten anything in over 18 hours I am not hungry.  But even more important I wasn't sitting, staring at the clock when it hit the 18th hour waiting on when I could put a morsel of food in my mouth.  Eating everything in sight because I might not get to eat what I want, when I want it, as the fear of deprivation would overwhelm me.  I am no longer food obsessed. 

If you have never struggled with emotional eating, compulsive eating or felt like a down right food addict then none of what I just said makes any sense.  But if you are or have,  then you...

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