Listener Q&A Vol.1: How to Handle Your Mom’s Comments On Your Body
If you’re like the listener who submitted the question about how to set a boundary with your mom, it’s normal that you may feel triggered when someone, including your mom, comments on your body.
It’s normal to think that the way to handle comments is to change how the person who said the comment thinks about you. That approach creates a false sense of control and leads to further disappointment.
Triggers are your biggest teacher. In the case of receiving a comment about your body, that’s an invitation to create a new opinion about yourself.
The work isn’t about changing other people’s thoughts but instead changing your own thoughts, which is easier when you set some boundaries.
Why Emphasizing Intuitive Eating Should Be a Priority
The next question we received was:
“Can you explain why emphasizing Intuitive Eating should be a priority beyond food obsession?”
It’s normal that when you experience benefits from something, to want to share it with everyone. It’s also normal that when you experience pushback, you try convincing them to understand your decision.
While having the knowledge of the health benefits of Intuitive Eating is important for your own sake, it’s not necessary to share it with everyone unless they ask. Make your journey about you and only you.
If you have a question that you would like us to answer, please submit them!
What you’ll learn listening to this episode on Listener Q&A Vol.1:
- How to set boundaries with your mom when she comments on your body
- The truth about setting boundaries
- Why emphasizing Intuitive Eating should be a priority beyond food obsession
- Health benefits of Intuitive Eating