Don’t Diet – EDIT™!
Learn about the five principles of EDIT™ and how these can guide the achievement of a healthy weight — without destructive diets. EDIT™ was developed by Dr. Dorie McCubbrey, and she has been dubbed by her clients as the “Don’t Diet Doctor” because one of her clients stated, “You’re like a surgeon who removed the diet mentality from my mind.” By practicing the EDIT™ principles in your everyday life, it’s actually YOU who removes the diet mentality from your own mind! May the concepts below be “food for thought” to nourish your health!
The Five Principles of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™
Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ is the treatment approach developed by Dr. Dorie McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC — Owner and Clinical Director of Positive Pathways — as a result of her own journey of recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Food Addiction and Obesity. This highly effective method for the treatment of eating disorders can also be used for the healthy treatment and prevention of obesity. The EDIT™ approach involves the practice of five principles:
Love Your Self: Discover how to develop ACCEPTANCE of your body exactly as it is right now — when you love your body, you will take better care of your body. Healthy weight loss can be a natural outcome from this starting point of Self-Love.
Be True To Your Self: Learn how to trust your INTUITION for the type and amount of food and fitness your body needs — when you stop trying to control your eating and exercise, you will find your own healthy way. As an outcome, you can easily achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Express Your Self: Develop healthy COPING SKILLS to manage the ups and downs of life — so no matter what’s eating you, you won’t eat over it. When you overcome overeating for emotional reasons, healthy weight loss is a natural outcome.
Give To Your Self: Discover how to PRIORITIZE your health — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When you are filled from within, you will have no need to fill your body with excess food.
Believe In Your Self: Learn how to achieve SUSTAINABLE practices of Self-Care — body, mind, heart and soul. With truly healthy habits in place as your foundation, you can enjoy a healthy weight for life!
By practicing these five principles of EDIT™ you can enjoy healthy weight loss as a natural outcome of health gains! Consider starting a journal, and recording your experiences with each of the five principles. Initially, you might focus on the principle which resonates with you the most, or the practice the principle which seems to be the hardest — sometimes the hardest way is actually the easiest!
At Positive Pathways, we encourage our clients to focus on health gains instead of weight loss, allowing the body to find its own healthy weight — this process can help prevent Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Food Addiction, Exercise Addiction or other struggles with food and weight. Our treatment teat of EDIT™ Certified Counselors and EDIT™ Counselors is here to help! Get started on your healthy journey today with a FREE consultation: 720-606-3242