Updated: Sep 15
This is the first in a series of videos "Awareness Practice with Paige."
In this video Paige shares about....
Her own recovery from an eating disorder as a teen.
The healing journey of eating and loving to eat food.
The continued practice of being present and how being present serves the body's needs because we are slowed down enough (e.g. neurologically regulated enough) to meet our own needs.
Paying attention to and honoring hunger cues, slowing down enough to eat, to notice bodily needs, and to plan ahead for eating on full days.
She explores the terms "healthy eating" and the how the creation of dichotomies and polarizing language about food can cause anxiety by mixing a basic need for nourishment with associations of disease, death, and fear.
Alternatives to this language and why it's important for parents, kids, teens, and anyone supporting others with eating issues.
Being gentle with yourself, your family, and the world around you as you begin this exploration.
Paige also describes Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility, and how it has been effective in her own home as a parent.
Learning to release anxiety and trust everyone in the family to meet their own needs.
Rekindling joyful eating, enjoyment of food, and intuitive eating.
Resources referenced in the video and for further exploration of this topic:
The Anti-Diet by Christie Harrison, a groundbreaking book on the history of diet culture, the inefficacy of the BMI, the prejudice of the "obesity epidemic," and learning to eat intuitively.
The Burnt Toast Guide To Diet Culture In Schools - Virginia Sole-Smith