Sunday, May 6, 2007

Conscious Eating Works! Really!

Throughout the course of my conscious eating / conscious living journey I have noticed that a lot of people are very skeptical. I often hear something like, “If I ate intuitively, I would eat nothing but chocolate and gain at least 100 pounds.” Guess what? It doesn’t work that way. That’s not to say that conscious eating is easy. It's not. I have gone through a lot of self-doubt worrying that I am doing it wrong, even worrying that I am not capable of doing it at all. Here is an excerpt from a post I made on a conscious eating forum on November 1, 2006 after I had been doing this for four months.

“I have stopped CE [conscious eating]. I eat without paying attention. Sometimes I am hungry when I start eating and sometimes I’m not. I almost never pay attention to how hungry I am after I start eating. It’s like I just got tired of thinking about it…My pants are feeling tighter, and I’m feeling out of control.”

What I didn’t realize at the time is that I hadn’t stopped. It’s true that I wasn’t eating intuitively most of the time, but I was still on the conscious eating / conscious living journey. What I know now -but didn’t know then- is that conscious eating isn’t a way out for those with food issues. It’s a way through. I was expecting to be able to just eat intuitively naturally. Wrong! It doesn’t work that way. I had to start by taking the judgment and guilt out of overeating. Then I had to work on why I wanted to eat when I wasn’t hungry. I had to learn to be comfortable with feeling my emotions so that I wouldn’t feel the need to stuff them back down with food.

I still have work to do, but I have come a long way since that post last November. I still occasionally eat when I am not hungry, but it’s happening less and less. I am becoming more and more comfortable feeling my emotions.

I weighed myself last Friday. I haven’t weighed myself since -I think- January. At that time I had gained ten pounds since beginning this journey the previous July. [Note: Weight gain is normal and expected when someone starts intuitive or conscious eating. Please refer to my introductory post for more information.] After I stopped weighing myself my clothes got a little tighter, so I think I probably gained about five more pounds. Over the last few weeks I have noticed that my clothes have been getting looser, and the scale was beckoning me. Much to my surprise, I have lost all of the weight I put on when I first started. I weigh almost exactly what I did in the beginning. My body is now gradually moving to its natural weight.

However, I must note that one of the main reasons I have lost weight is because I haven’t been weighing myself. I have been focusing on living consciously and having a normal relationship with food. I have not been focused on losing weight. That is an essential part of conscious eating. I know that if I want to stay out of the diet cycle, I am going to have to stay off the scale.

36 comments:

Gemma said...

Great post - it's so true that this journey takes time and there are so many highs and lows to work through.

It's great that you're moving towards your natural weight. I want to be able to stand on the scales and not be affected by the number - I know that if I weighed myself today, the number would have a big impact so I choose not to know. I know I'll get there eventually.

~C~ said...

This post gives me such faith in the process. It is great to know that it does work. I am really learning about emotional work that I have to do and I know that I have to focus on that, not the scale. I haven't weighed in a couple of weeks but like Gemma, I couldn't right. It would ruin everything I have worked for with IE.

You are truly an inspiration to me and my journey.

Diet Free Leesha said...

oh thank you so much for this post. It really give me faith in the process too

-xox-

Andrea K said...

I found your blog after your comment on mine, so I came to read your posts, and I'm hooked!

I'm a newbie to this intutivie/conscious eating thing, and I'm still taking baby steps. So to be able to find someone who's been doing it and finding success with it is a wonderful thing. I'll be back, looking for more words of wisdom and sage advice.

Tree Lover said...

I'm glad I stepped on the scale last week, but it also made me realize the importance of staying off the scale. For several days afterward I had a lot of weight loss oriented thoughts, much more than ususal. That made me realize that staying off the scale really is an essential part of this process.

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