Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to Manage Your Weight without Losing Your Mind!!

So … you have determined to give up dieting. You know it doesn't work. However, you may now be dealing with anxiety over what comes next. Dieting and disordered eating behaviors can give you a false sense that you are in the driver's seat. You are the one in control of your eating, exercise and your weight. Wrong! When you are practicing rule laden dietary restriction, obsessive exercise, avoidance of eating out or social situations with food you are the controlee. Not the controller! Ditching dieting and disordered eating behaviors does not mean that you will not be able to maintain a natural, healthy weight range. Now you get a chance to learn controlled -balance in your dealings with all issues connected with food and activity. The by-product of these efforts will be arriving at a weight/size that is truly you. Remember, a weight or size that is achieved by engaging in diet or exercise practices that you cannot live with forever will only be a temporary victory. Weight management endeavors should not rob you of your peace of mind! For more on this topic go to: http://www.intuitiveeating.com