I just finished reading the book Intuitive Eating by E. Tribole and E. Resch.
This is how I want to be from now on.... I know it's a journey, but one I'm ready to begin.
It has 10 principles to live by:
1. Reject the diet mentality
2. Honor your Hunger
3. Make Peace with Food
4. Challenge the Food Police
5. Feel Your Fullness
6. Discover the Satisfaction Factor
7. Cope with Your Emotions without Using Food
8. Respect Your Body
9. Exercise -- Feel the difference
10. Honor your Health with Gentle Nutrition
I have given myself unconditional permission to Eat...and permission never to step on a scale again!
"The Japanese have the wisdom to keep pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living. In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence - the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you've had enough."