Linda, I get what you are saying about trying to accept yourself and not really buying it lol. What works for me is to say sth like I accept that I don’t accept and love everything about myself. Because only the truth works.
I really like this book that Real Amy recommended on another thread. Hope and help for your nerves by Claire Weekes.I think, that addressing stress is the first thing in order in combination with solid whole food meals and drinking less, before trying to eat huge quantities of food. Because if you are still a very anxious person, the food you eat, is likely going to turn into fat and it’s an upstream battle. This might not be true for someone with an eating disorder or who severely restricted carbs..They might really need to stuff themselves. But then I’m also still trying to figure it out. But I know that I have a lot of fearful thoughts that cause me to feel slight pressure a lot of the time. That affects hormones?But eating up and adding maple syrup to my breakfast and having a couple of scoops of full fat ice cream after a lunch of sweet potato, fish and coconut oil, salt with everything etc seems to be a big step in recovering the adrenals. I’ve come a long way and used to also take supplements for adrenal. Urgh, how I hated spending the money and seeing no results. I’m much calmer now and have had my period back this whole last year. But when I really eat all the way eat for heat like I did the last 2 months I gain lots of weight. And I think that i need to address the stress attitude before doing that.