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Ask a Question, Identify a Need

Challenge yourself to ask yourself, once a day, “Am I using food to cope?” (i.e. Am I wanting to eat when I’m not hungry? Am I not allowing myself to eat when I know my body needs nourishing?). If the answer is yes, ask yourself “Would I be willing to take a moment right now and identify what might be going on in my life to trigger me to use food to cope?”

Is there any part of you that’s a little scared of being in the position to truly choose not to use food to cope? If so, write down your objection and look for the all-or-nothing thinking in the story you are telling yourself about what will happen if you overcome your resistance to looking deeper than food and body image.

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