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There is a first time for everything.

So yesterday the Colchester IEWIN group met for our first Summer Party. A few hours of rest and relaxation together and a bit of playing in the kitchen, culminating in eating together.  As a group with a range of “interesting” … Continue reading

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How to let go of foods that no longer serve you without following a food plan, a diet or any other form of restriction

So, on our IEWIN Facebook page, we talk about ‘letting go of foods that no longer serve you’. That could mean not eating certain foods anymore. So am I unconsciously continuing to promote diet culture and restrictive eating? Hmm… let’s … Continue reading

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Why we overeat in times of transition and change

Overeating literally immobilises me. This is convenient, because our unconscious minds are desperately trying to give us what we need. Life is always moving. A constant, relentless tide from this to that. We may say we want change, we need … Continue reading

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Why attending to your food thoughts is only half the story

At IEWIN, we are often working with our food thoughts. The thoughts that drive us to eat through habit, compulsion or overwhelm. We practise holding space for these thoughts. Allowing them to be, choosing to eat or not eat. Making … Continue reading

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Whole Body Eating

I’ve been playing with Marc David’s (founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating) Whole Body Eating.  This is a simple yet profoundly challenging 5-step process: Make a conscious choice to eat Ask your body what it wants Eat … Continue reading

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What to do when the crave returns

It’s not easy writing in a hammock. I’ve noticed that the crave has returned. I really felt that she was gone, that I was cured, food was not really calling to me. And then slowly, as more flour and sugar … Continue reading

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Balance: Step 7 of the IEWIN Process

You are enough. Tread the middle path. Practice eating what feels reasonable. Not perfect eating, but good enough. Practice congratulating yourself on small triumphs. You are not cured, not perfect, but you are moving towards a more comfortable eating experience … Continue reading

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