Posted By Miriam Campos Root
Why can’t I find a diet that works and is long lasting? Does this sound familiar? Many struggle with constant yo-yoing with their weight and temporary results. To become an intuitive eater, it begins with the mindset and stems from your inner soul. In order to make peace and honor your food, respect your health and body, and be satisfied with your food; your psychological wellbeing must be explored and evaluated. People coping with their emotions with food is a common behavior pattern rather than finding other ways to comfort, nurture, and distract to resolve emotional issues. Practicing self-compassion is a far more effective motivator than to engage in self-punishment. Self-compassion does not avoid accountability, it actually strengthens it. Self-esteem is a positive evaluation of one’s self and self-compassion isn’t judgment or evaluation at all rather it is a way we relate to our continually changing life of who we are. Self-esteem results in feeling better than others, whereas, self-compassion acknowledges that we aren’t perfect. Self-compassion provides encouragement and support for you to do the best you can and keep trying. You begin to open your heart to compassion and display your capacity for love, wisdom, courage, and generosity. Being kind to ourselves isn’t a selfish luxury, but a fundamental necessity.
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