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It seems like everyone is talking or posting about "clean eating," meal plans, or eating "real food." Bread has become some terrible, horrible-for-you food, along with bagels, pasta, cake and cookies. People are now waiting to eat their favorite foods for their "cheat meal," which happens just once a week.
You are bothered by loud noises, big crowds, strong smells, sirens and scratchy fabrics. You avoid violent TV and movies. You notice details in your environment that others don't. You're sensitive to the shift in others' emotions. You have a deep appreciation for music or the arts.
If you're an introvert, you get your energy from within and thrive with lower levels of stimulation. If you're a highly sensitive person, you get overwhelmed by bustling environments---from big crowds to bright lights. You're not only sensitive to your surroundings, but you're also sensitive to the moods of others. You might startle easily and feel deeply moved by music or the arts. You have a rich and complex inner life.*
Many of us don't have a peaceful relationship with food. In fact, it's downright adversarial. We see food as an enemy, as the enemy: We see it as the very obstacle that stands in our way of losing weight. Maybe we get angry with ourselves because we've "failed" oh-so many diets. Oh-so many. We feel disappointed with ourselves. Maybe we even feel ashamed. We wish we could see food as fuel and nothing more. Because...