So when I was on one of my blog reading rants, I stumbled across the wonderful, hopefully life-saving Christie Inge, Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach. If you visit her website, on the right hand side there is a free e-book (The NO BULLSHIT Getting Started Guide for making peace with food and your body.) that she offers to help her readers confront their emotional eating dilemmas. I downloaded it, and hope to gain some insight out of it. While I know that a 27pg book cannot solve all of my woes, I am going to give it a far shot. Here is a breakdown of her book taken right from the table of contents.
How to Use This Guide
Your BRILLIANT Body
Your POWERFUL Mind
Your SOURCING Spirit
Your WISE Emotions
OK, What Now?
Ready for More?
On WIOG, ya'll know that I frequently change what I am doing. Sometimes I don't even share it because I know I changed my method from the last week and I am afraid of being judged for not being as consistent as some of my other blog friends. Anywho, one of my main goals in life when it comes to food, weight loss, ect it to be comfortable in my own skin at a healthy weight AND be able to eat intuitively without measuring or counting calories. I know what is healthy to eat and what is not healthy. I surprise myself when I have spoken to nutritionists and I get answers to questions that I already knew. I just cannot implement my knowledge 100% of the time. Food still has emotions attached to it and I fail to see it as solely a source of fuel.
After reading the first 2 sections of the book, I will say that Christie is no joke. She has had some real life experiences that have helped her to get to the place inside herself that she has gotten to today. She is also not for everyone. After reading her About and the Contact Me pages, you can get a sense for who she is, and if you don't like it, then reading her books and material may not be comfortable for you. I normally stay away from bloggers who use profanity when they are writing, but her explanation of using it on the contact page and after reading the first few pages of her book have made me okay with it. That being said, I know it is okay for me, and may not be okay for you.
I will be going through the exercises right here on WIOG so we can chat and discuss it. Everything will be taken right from the book written my the honorable Christie Inge and I claim no rights to the info. Just writing about it and hope to inspire some of you to take a look at yourselves in the process if you have similar struggles.