How to Achieve What Feels Unimaginable

Do you want to change your relationship to food but can’t even imagine what that would be like? Do you have a hard time thinking you could ever get to a point where you don’t automatically reach for food when you’re looking for comfort? Does it feel impossible to think about food not taking up a lot of your thoughts? If so, you’re not alone. These are all things I used to struggle with, too. I wanted things to be different, but how could I achieve something that seemed so far away, something I couldn’t even imagine? Here are 3 tips from my own experience that might help you reframe how you think about approaching those changes. Choose One Thing You Want to be Different Back when I consistent

Tank Top Weather

We’re having something of a heatwave here in Maine, with multiple days of temperatures over 85 degrees. It’s a little cooler inside, and the dehumidifier helps a lot, but both the cats and I are laying low. On the plus side, at least I have an option the cats don’t – wearing a tank top. I pulled one out for the first time yesterday, and I was immediately more comfortable. I couldn’t help remembering, though, that for a long, long time I wouldn’t have been caught dead in a tank top, no matter how hot it was. Feeling Self-Conscious About My Arms Back then, I thought that tank tops were for Other People, people whose arms didn’t have obvious excess fat or scars from cosmetic surgery to remove l

5 Tips to Help You Wait to Eat

Like many people, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home lately, and I’m feeling the urge to eat more often. A few things contribute to this: With no clear distinction between work and personal time, I’m looking for things to break up the day Food is even more accessible than it usually is Hunger can be an uncomfortable feeling, especially in times of stress Once I realized I was eating at the merest whiff of hunger, I decided something needed to change. Mainly, I had to consciously remind myself that while I could eat, if I waited until I was truly hungry, I’d be more satisfied. It took me a while to get back into the habit of this, but I’m glad I did. I feel better and more focused, and

Black or White or Any Other Color – We All Need to Eat

Like many, I’ve been thinking a lot about racial injustice and wondering what I can do to help, and particularly wondering if I should write anything about it here. I don’t have a big platform or lots of influence, but it still feels important to acknowledge what’s happening. Then I realized that I could write about one of the things that unites instead of divides us – food. This isn’t to say that people don’t argue about food or have different tastes. But no matter what color skin you have, you need food. We all feel hunger. And all of us have certain foods that bring us comfort and delight. Love of Ice Cream I learned early that love of ice cream doesn’t depend on skin color. That’s becaus

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