One of the biggest struggles for many women is how to not pass on our own eating and body issues to our children.
This excellent article and delightful illustrations highlight coach Laura Lloyd’s struggle with trusting her daughter’s appetite, as well as her own.
The ironic thing? I’m an eating psychology coach! I help people solve disordered eating! And yet I couldn’t even get my own kids to eat a healthy diet?!
And yet here I was, trying to kid myself that giving my daughter a star for a clean plate was harmless encouragement. I knew it wasn’t: Most of my clients’ problems — as well as the teenage binge eating that compelled me to become a coach in later life — started when they tried to follow a diet or please their parents, instead of sensing their own appetite.