I used to be a binge eater. Together, the Emotional Freedom Technique and Intuitive Eating have allowed me to ditch the label of “binge eater.”
Just like me, you don’t have to be stuck in your own labels anymore. I’m going to tell you a bit of my story to show you how you can ditch your labels, too.
Growing up in Baltimore, I was often still hungry after finishing eating a meal my mom cooked. It wasn’t because there was not enough food. I just wasn’t satisfied. I’d look at my empty plate and think, “That’s it?” I started feeling like food was scarce. And, I started sneaking food.
At about age 10, my family and I experienced some traumatic events. As a kid, I didn’t know how to cope with what had happened. Food became how I coped. Food provided comfort, safety, and love, without judgment, during this time and into the future.
I was bigger than most kids my age....
Using the Emotional Freedom Technique (also called EFT or Tapping) along with Intuitive Eating has finally allowed me to break free from binge eating, and start making peace with my body. These two techniques are perfect partners to work together to help you finally overcome your struggles with food and your body. Read on to learn more about the powerful combination of Tapping and Intuitive Eating and how they can change your life, too.
The formal definition of Intuitive Eating is:
“Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought and was created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995. Intuitive Eating is a weight-inclusive, evidence-based model with a validated assessment scale and over 100 studies to date.”1
My definition of Intuitive Eating is that it is a structure that provides guidance on how to take fear and restriction away from food and to learn to accept...