Yesterday's coaching session had my crying, which was very unexpected. I was sharing with Teri (my wonderful coach and colleague) about what I've been gaining by listening to Amy Porterfield's new podcast, Talking Body.
Not sure if I mentioned it before, but girl, if you haven't tuned in yet to her podcast, I suggest you do. It is amazing. I may be biased though since I am a student of hers and now belong to her membership, Momentum. But...I would like to say even if I didn't know the host, I would still be affected as I am by what she shares on her podcast
Anyways, Amy dives into her own relationship with her body and interviews women around the globe, experts and just normal people about how they view their body and the steps they've taken to accept what they look like, even when their bodies may not be what society deems as beautiful.
Her big question is very similar to mine...can I love my body and still want to change it? Are the two contradictory or is it indeed...
I am learning more and more about Intuitive Eating and I love it! There is just so much- I feel like this whole new world has been opened up to me.
Today, I watched Beth Danowsky Basham who hosts a FB group that I belong to. She addressed some of the fears that I have about intuitive eating, including gaining a crazy amount of weight and not being able to trust my body.
When it comes down to it, I have a hard time buying into the whole concept because I haven't had success with knowing when I was full. I'm afraid that I won't be able to stop eating.
Beth talked about this and she made a valid point. Basically, we can only eat so much ice-cream. Eventually, we would get sick of it.
And she talked about what I already know as far as our body would start craving food that would balance out the fat and sugar that the ice-cream provided.
This is what I need to trust. I need to trust that my body will crave what it needs. That it will tell me what I need.