From “Wild Child” or “Dictator” to “Watcher”

watcherAbout a year ago I started reading Martha Beck’s 4-Day Win.

It was one of those books I’d pick up and put down, pick up and put down.

Truthfully, I don’t think I was ready for it.

I never really actually did the exercises but rather skimmed through them, not really absorbing everything I could.

But now that I’ve finally gone back, re-read some of it and finished the book, I’ve come to appreciate it on a whole new level, especially in light of giving intuitive eating another shot.

One of the things that caught my attention most was the notion of changing my thinking from that of a “Wild Child” or “Dictator” to that of a compassionate “Watcher.”

If you haven’t read the book, you’re probably wondering, ok, what the heck is she talking about?!

Basically (and I’m wayyyy simplifying several chapters here into one succinct blog entry) the “Wild Child” is the self that feels deprived when on a diet and binge eats or emotionally eats. It’s human; our bodies are designed to fight hunger/starvation. Continue reading “From “Wild Child” or “Dictator” to “Watcher””