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Choose food from a place of abundance not scarcity

Choose food from a place of abundance not scarcity

Imagine yourself having many options, knowing there’s abundance of food choices and no food you must exclude, apart from the one you genuinely don’t like.
If you’ve been on diets most of your life, you know what I’m talking about. When on a diet, you normally tend to narrow your options instead of broadening them.
If you knew you have many options, would you want to try more of them instead of limiting your choice? The answer is probably yes.

Put the kettle on. I’m going to tell you a Christmas story.

Put the kettle on. I’m going to tell you a Christmas story.

It’s Christmas, I’m 26, and as it happened for many years, I am sitting at the table with family and friends for the Christmas lunch.
I can’t stop munching and picking food from one side to the other of the table. While I eat, I observe the orderly and composed way in which the others sitting at the table are eating. The way they chat cheerfully between each course and bite. Instead, I do nothing but eat.

If only you could lose weight, you’d be…

If only you could lose weight, you’d be…

“You’ve got the most beautiful face I’ve ever seen. If only you could lose weight, you’d be perfect.You’re wasted like this!”

I still remember that comment from one of my ex boyfriends like it was yesterday. It felt like an arrow landing right in the middle of my chest to break my heart in a million pieces.

I want to share something it took me a long time to learn, but that helped me immensely to get me where I am today.

What if you weight doesn’t define your worth?

What if you weight doesn’t define your worth?

Ever felt you are not worthy of love, friendship, a career achievement because of your weight or your body shape?
As a teenager, I’d be often called various names for being overweight. I wanted to be invisible and slowly developed the belief that I could only be worth of attention, love and self-expression if and when I was able to lose weight and change my body shape.

A mindful eating practice (5 min)

A mindful eating practice (5 min)

Last night it was baking time and I created this beauty – Pear and Dark chocolate cake.
I used the cake to experiment with a classic, basic mindful eating exercise that I’m sharing here with you.
By making mindful eating part of your life and practicing it regularly, you can improve your relationship with food and body.

Taking care of mind and body (Video practice)

Taking care of mind and body (Video practice)

Taking care of our mind and body doesn’t mean being selfish.

It’s an act of self-love which can only improve our lives and the relationships with others.

I created this video-practice to help you reflect on your self-care needs and the steps you can take to start including them in your daily life.

Welcome! Let me introduce myself.

Welcome! Let me introduce myself.

Break the infinite ‘diet’ cycle (YoYo dieting with no long-lasting results)

Add more mindfulness to your meals and savor your food greatly so that you don’t feel the urge to overeat

Ditch the perfectionist mindset and appreciate every little step towards a more balanced relationship with food and your body.

Thanks so much for accommodating me, it was really helpful and enlightening. Overall, I have gained a sense of appreciation for myself and my efforts. That I have been doing well after all and have self-awareness. Thanks for showing me that.

I bought a couple ice cream sandwiches yesterday and this time, I felt excitement and fondness instead of guilt. The ice cream sandwiches remind me of my younger days and my younger brother. I will surely enjoy it when I eat them at some point.

I also got myself a bunch of flowers to set near my lunch table because as you said, it is about making an experience out of it.

The part where you said that I should allow myself to fully enjoy really resonated to me and have been applying it to my life when I can.

I will do my best to keep it up.

Thanks for the notes and recipes too!

M.U. - United Kingdom

I guess I never really stopped and reflected before this.

I mean, reflected on how my lack of confidence in many different situations is pushing me to just lose control over what I'm eating.

One thing that will stay with me is the iceberg.

That image you explained to me. It has helped realise there's so much going on for me. Neither me nor others can see it! At least until now.

Thank you Dona. It was very useful!

Anne - Ireland

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