I started a class Monday night called "Intuitive Eating" at the Mercy Weight Loss and Nutrition Center. It's based on a book and has been translated into a class by Team Kate member - Nutritionist Katie. In upcoming classes we are going to figure out our exact triggers, tools to combat them and how to learn to treat food as a tool more than anything.
I was one in a room full of people who were skeptical that we could ever go from 'people with food issues' to 'intuitive eaters'. That said, I am open to trying anything and I am excited for the opportunity. The biggest chance I see is to overcome my emotional eating.
Katie handed out work sheets asking us a number of questions, but the one that got my attention was the one that broke down every emotion and its variants. The list was huge, but, since I have an amazing appetite no matter what I am feeling, I figured they all pertained to me. In fact, only about 3/4. I take that as a good sign, I don't turn to food for everything, just a LOT of things.
The best news everyone should know is Katie talked about not putting any food off limits. She said exactly what I feel, "If you put a food off limits, you will only want that food." That means that during Intuitive Eating I will learn how to have a healthy relationship with a brownie. What? Yep. This should be very interesting. ;)
Yours in Health,