You Do Not Lack Willpower Because You Ate a Cookie (or 12)

you do not lack willpower because you ate a cookie or 12

Just dropping in to remind you that you don’t lack willpower for eating an extra pancake, drinking a latte, eating the kids’ leftovers, or having a cookie (or 12).
You might lack the permission to allow yourself all foods. You might lack the ability to feel fullness. You might lack the ability to feel satisfaction from foods.
But you do not lack willpower. Because that’s not what eating is about, although diet culture has convinced us all we can’t control ourselves around food and it’s easier to blame the individual and keep them coming back to dieting.

Published by Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT

Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving the Long Island, New York City, and New York State areas helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every Size® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.

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