Monday, June 15, 2009

(Client: Claire) "Starving?"

At my kickoff meeting with Dominique, I was drinking a sugary frozen drink from the café. I was ashamed to be doing so, but as usual I was exhausted. I was surprised when Dominique didn’t judge me; she simply asked what I’d eaten in the previous day or two. I told her, and was shocked by her response: “You’re starving.” She proceeded to explain how the very little nutrition from the food I was eating wasn’t being processed properly, so I could fill my belly constantly and still be suffering from malnutrition. The intense cravings were to be expected, she said, and would subside as I learned to eat properly. I processed all she had said over the next few days—and found that I could not wait to begin my program.

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