No more diets and deprivation. Eat the foods you love and have a great body image.
Rethink your body
To get the freedom to live the life you want
Fat is not a feeling......
by Harriet Frew on October 27th, 2014

Fat is not a feeling; although you might often find yourself believing the contrary. ‘Feeling fat’ and ‘being fat’ are two entirely different things all together. ‘Feeling fat’ often has very little to do with body size or shape; rather it is more often an expression that something in our world isn’t right – instead of dealing with the problem, you might direct this onto your body.
 
So what else can ‘feeling fat’ mean?
 

1. I FEEL FAT. I feel insecure. 
I am comparing myself to my friend and feel I fall short.
 
2. I FEEL FAT. I feel let down. 
Someone has disappointed me.
 
3. I FEEL FAT. I think I should be perfect. 
I am not a size X and eternally youthful.
 
4. I FEEL FAT.  I have unrealistic expectations. 
I am not meeting my work deadlines.
 
5. I FEEL FAT.  I have broken a dietary rule. 
I feel I should be avoiding carbs and I’ve given in.
 
6. I FEEL FAT.  I am anxious about others judging my body. 
I am going swimming on Friday and I am worried about revealing my body.
 
7. I FEEL FAT.  I feel angry and upset. 
I just wish they’d listen to me.
 
8. I FEEL FAT. I feel disappointed. 
I really wanted her to include me. I feel left out.
 
9. I FEEL FAT. I feel ashamed. 
I have no self-control around eating and no-one knows.
 
10.  I FEEL FAT. I feel guilty. 
I should be doing more at home.

 
So next time you find yourself ‘feeling fat’, take a pause. What is it really about? Try not to waste time directing the problem towards your body. Dieting, losing weight, body obsessions are not going to solve these deeper issues. At least not for very long!
 
Please do post below if you feel inspired to share what ‘feeling fat’ means for you. I would love to hear from you.
 
Best wishes
 
Harrietx
 



Posted in Body image, Feeling fat    Tagged with no tags


0 Comments

Leave a Comment


Tags
10 lessons 10 tips 10 ways therapy can help 10 ways 12 days of christmas 20 ways to stop bingeing now 3 steps 5 things to learn 5 ways to silence inner critic 5 ways Bingeing Control ELLEUK ELLE Eating Disorder Eating problem Inside Out Louise Chunn Managing emotions New Year Perfectionism Sleep Welldoing.org action all or nothing anorexia nervosa anorexia anxiety eating anxiety assertiveness assertive beach body beautiful people behaviours being authentic bikini body plan bikini body binge eating disorder binge eating bingeeating bite by bite body dysmorphia body image workbook body image buimia bulimia nervosa bulimia cake caring what others think cbt challenging negative thoughts change children christmas clean eating cognitive behaviour therapy comfort eating comparing self to others comparions comparisons compulsive eating confidence conflict about body size connection contribution counselling criticism deception developing awareness developing healthy relationship with food dieting disordered eating early experiences eating disorders eating when hungry eatingdisorder eating embracing change emotional eating emotions envy evening eating expectations feelings food obsession food freedom with food friendship fulfilment fun geneen roth giving up dieting giving guilt habit happiness healthy eating healthy food healthy weight helpful help how counselling can change your life hunger identity inferior insulin iphone janet treasure jealousy joy judgement kind to body letting go lies listen to body loneliness lose weight losing control food love body male body image media meeting your needs men and eating disorders mental health mind body connection mindful eating mindfulness mirror motivation ninja warrior not dieting obesity obsession with food obsession on eating orthorexia over-eating overcoming fear overeating parenting people pleasing pixar film pleasure positive problem reading about eating disorders reading recovery relapse relationships resolutions restriction rest role model root of problem rules about eating rules around eating sabotage saying no secret eating self awareness self conscious self esteem self-acceptance self-awareness self-awarness self-care self-compassion self-confidence self-criticism self-esteem self-help book self-help self-kindness self-love self-worth selfcare shoulds social anxiety social eating social media stop bingeing stop dieting stress success summer support susie orbach tablet television therapy thinking about food thinking styles thinking thinner self thin thoughts about food thoughts to my client who is struggling ulrike schmidt undereating unkind to self values value weight conflict weight loss weight wellbeing when food is love when therapy is hard work
No more diets and deprivation. Enjoy food whilst looking good and feeling great about your body shape.