Are you at the point of not knowing what the heck is going on with your body and you’re ready to try an elimination diet? Or have you been on an elimination diet before that made you question your entire relationship with food? Unfortunately, elimination diets can often lead to a more damaging relationship with food if you’re not properly educated on the purpose, duration, and logistics of the diet, if you’re not following up with a healthcare professional, or if you experience weight changes while on the diet.
For anyone who has ever struggled with their relationship with food or their body, read this article before embarking on any kind of elimination diet.
Have you ever been told you’re “too sensitive”? Do you need to recover after a day of being out in the world? Do you notice subtleties that no one else seems to notice? Are you easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation? You may be highly sensitive. Highly sensitive people (HSPs) are often misunderstood and may have a difficult time navigating a world that does not cater to the highly sensitive. Understanding the condition and recognizing that you have it can be incredibly helpful.
Eating, something we all do multiple times each day, can present with many difficulties for a HSP, so here are my 5 tips for navigating meal times when you’re highly sensitive.
I’ve searched the question “How do I eat like a normal person” on Google many times over the years. Other variations: What time do normal people eat lunch? What do normal people eat? How can I stop eating everything? Why can’t I eat like a normal person? Why am I afraid of food? And on and on. So, Past Self, I’m going to answer your questions right here in case anyone else has the same questions and just can’t get a straight answer from their Google searches.
One in twenty Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, referring to cancers of the colon or rectum, in their lifetime. Before you continue reading, take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief. Developing cancer is certainly a scary prospect, but less so if you take charge of your health with simple steps you could begin right now to decrease your chances of developing colon cancer.
I get asked this question a lot. “How can I stop binge eating?” Bingeing, eating excessive amounts of food in a short amount of time while feeling a loss of control, is scary. It can feel shameful, humiliating, and you may feel completely powerless to stop. The good news is that you can develop a more normalized experience with eating. It is possible. But it is also difficult and it takes time and effort. This article will not cure you of bingeing, but it might provide you with some additional tools to add to your tool kit for conquering binge eating.
For those of us with anxiety, shopping can be a miserable experience. For those of us with food anxiety, grocery shopping can sometimes feel impossible. Grocery stores no longer simply sell groceries, they are now Supermarkets which sell just about everything you could possibly need. That’s great for one-stop shopping, but all those choices can feel entirely overwhelming.
Weight changes are a necessary part of life, but that doesn’t mean they’re ever comfortable. We can tie our entire identities to our body size, and when it changes there’s a huge loss of our former selves. So how on Earth do you begin to see yourself right now, regardless of what you looked like yesterday or what you will look like tomorrow?