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Recipes: Overeating and Instinctive Eating

By Michelle May MD Recipe for Overeating Ingredients: 1 batch, bag, box, or large plate of food 2 tablespoons of deprivation 1 heaping teaspoon of guilt Sprinkle of shame Optional: fatigue, stress, resentment, loneliness, boredom Directions: 1. Run yourself down physically by not sleeping, exercising, eating when you’re hungry, or consuming nutritious foods. Alternatively, wear yourself out by working too hard, being all things to all people, and trying to make everything perfect. 2. Place emotions on medium-high. Cover and simmer; do not allow steam to escape. 3. When you crave something you love, remind yourself that it's bad, fattening, or high in carbs. 4. When your cravings grow stronger, tell yourself that you're bad for wanting bad food. 5. Wait until an influential person such as your grandmother or co-worker insists you eat that food anyway to please them. Alternatively, sneak the food when no one is watching. 6. Sit down in front of the T.V. or choose another activity to distract yourself while you eat. 7. Before eating, garnish the food with guilt. If it’s still enjoyable, stir in some shame to ensure that the food is completely ruined. 8. Eat as quickly as possible to avoid tasting or enjoying the food. 9. You're done when you feel sick and uncomfortable. 10. Repeat steps 1-9 until can't stand it anymore. Try the Recipe for Instinctive Eating. Recipe for Instinctive Eating Ingredients: 1 or 2 servings of food you love 2 tablespoons of intention 1 heaping teaspoon of attention Sprinkle of trust Optional: pleasure, enjoyment, celebration, tradition Directions: 1. Care for yourself physically by getting adequate sleep, exercise, and nutrition. 2. Create a self-care buffer zone by regularly nurturing your body, mind, heart, and spirit. 3. When you’re hungry, consider what you want, what you need, and what you have to eat before choosing food. 4. Decide how you want to feel when you're finished eating; serve yourself accordingly (or adjust the portion if someone else served you). 5. When the food you crave isn’t particularly healthful, omit all guilt and shame. Remind yourself that all foods fit when you practice balance, variety, and moderation. 6. Sit down to eat and minimize distractions. 7. Savor the appearance, aromas, textures, and flavors as you eat. 8. Eat slowly and mindfully for maximal enjoyment from every bite. 9. Stop when you feel content and energetic. 10. Repeat steps 1-9 for the remainder of your life. For more about Overeating and Instinctive Eating, download the first chapter of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle from http://www.amihungry.com/eat-what-you-love-book.shtml.

Michelle May M.D.

Michelle May is a physician and recovered yoyo dieter. She founded Am I Hungry?® to provide an alternative to restrictive and ineffective dieting.

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