I shared some about this on Instagram the other day, but I think it’s time to talk about overeating. Overeating gets a bad rap in our culture, I think because it’s associated with “failing a diet.” But overeating is a natural part of being human, and while it’s not the most comfortable feeling, there are some practical and compassionate ways you can meet yourself rather than falling back toward restricting or binging. Here’s some thoughts on why overeating is normal, as well as what to do when you overeat.
Today we're diving into hunger + fullness, which may sound like a simple topic - but the more diets we try, the more quiet our hunger and fullness signals get. At its core, hunger is simply a physiological mechanism that keeps us alive. It's not something to be feared - instead, I believe it's something we should embrace. Like breathing, sleeping, and needing to use the bathroom, hunger is simply something we feel and respond to. When we understand hunger and how it feels, we can respond to it better and meet our body's needs in a way that we enjoy, then we can move on with our lives because food isn't something we should think about 24/7 (let's be real, nothing is).