PRINCIPLES OF BREAKING FREE FROM COMPULSIVE EATING
1| Deep and lasting transformation is possible; if one person can break free,
2| There are always exquisite, life-affirming reasons why we turn to food when
we’re not hungry.
3| Compulsive eating is a primary symptom, not the primary problem.
4| We eat the way we live; how we eat is also how we spend money, time, love,
and energetic resources.
1| Eat when you are hungry.
2| Eat sitting down in a calm environment. This does not include the car.
3| Eat without distractions. Distractions include radio, television, newspapers,
books, and intense or anxiety-producing conversations or music.
4| Eat what your body wants.
5| Eat until you are satisfied.
6| Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others.
7| Eat with enjoyment, gusto, and pleasure.
THE WAY THINGS ARE
1| Approach your diet with love and know that your food gives you the nourishment you need to be you.
2| All psychological blocks are doorways to our true nature.
3| What we pay attention to grows.
4| If you spend your life rooting out pain, you’ll become a hunter of pain, not a finder of joy.
5| Until we examine what we really want, we may mistake indulgence (in what we think we want) for freedom.
6| It takes great effort to become effortless at anything.
7| Joy, delight, and curiosity must be cultivated, although they are utterly natural states of being.
8| Happiness is an inside job.
• Roth, G. (2003). Breaking free from emotional eating. New York, NY: Plume.
• Roth, G. (2011). Women food and god. New York, NY: Scribner.