I had tried everything.
And I was pissed about it.
Because the everything I tried never worked.
So I decided to try acceptance.
That seemed like the right thing for a feminist to do, right?
In theory, I loved the idea.
In reality, acceptance ended up looking like an underlying discomfort with how my body looked and felt, coupled by guilt for not loving my heavy body enough.
The discomfort and guilt resulted in an active ignoring of my body.
Covering it up with billowy clothes.
Avoiding bathing suits and summer clothes that allowed my body to be sun-kissed like it deserved to be.
I wrestled with the thought that maybe this is just the way my body is going to look after having a kid.
I’ve almost always been in the overweight category of the BMI, so why would that change now?
Acceptance was easier than fighting.
And I had fought.
Fought my body.
Fought with food.
And lost the battle every time.
Even when progress was made and a few pounds were lost, they always came back, often with friends in the form of additional pounds.
Acceptance of my weight didn’t change my relationship with food.
I was still obsessed.
Anxious about whether I was eating the “right” foods and how much.
I didn’t trust my body.
I didn’t trust my hunger.
Something was off.
I was too hungry too often.
So when I stumbled across a podcast that asked the question what does it feel like to eat 2-to-2 on the hunger scale, I decided to try it.
And this was the day everything changed for me.
Decades of overeating were about to come to an end with the introduction to this one tool.
I lost seven pounds in the first few weeks of eating this way.
I learned a few more tools, got some good coaching, and more than thirty pounds later I weigh less than I weighed in high school.
No bullshit acceptance or guilt.
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Lia Pinelli is a weight loss coach and educator who helps women put an end to emotional overeating and lose weight, permanently.