For the times when eating more is hard + how to sit with the uncomfortable feelings that accompany eating in our calorie-counting culture.
You know that feeling you get when everyone else has finished–and you’re still eating? When it feels like you’re the only human being in the world who ever has or ever will eat as much as you do? Or as much as you have to?
I’ve had several seasons in my life where I’ve had to eat more than felt comfortable, all of them after periods of restriction. During those times, the guilt and shame flooded in. The resulting stress of wondering “‘is this the right amount?” or “was that too much?” compounded day by day, meal by meal. Did I really need that extra scoop of peanut butter on my oatmeal? Or the chocolate covered almonds I ate before bed?