One of the misconceptions about anti-diet dietitians is that we dislike all diets and all people who diet. This, of course is just not true. Being anti-diet is being anti- diet culture and anti- oppression of people who feel the only way they can be accepted in society is to punish their bodies endlessly with restrictive diets.
I had so much fun filming this interview with Stephanie Van Schaick, LMHC where we talk about my journey towards becoming a HAES dietitian, seeing a dietitian in eating disorder recovery, what is normal eating, and so much more!
With the mindset that you’re addicted to sugar, you’ll likely repeat the cycle of restrict, binge, repent, and repeat over and over.
It is 100% okay to want to change your body. It is 100% okay if you do end up changing your body.
But, you 100% do not need to change your body to prove your worth as a human, as a parent, as a child, as a friend, as a partner, as a professional, as a student.
If this is the only life I have to live and this is the only body I’ll ever have, I don’t want to spend another second at war with my body.
In case you’re still judging your worthiness by how much you eat or don’t eat, here’s your friendly reminder that you are worthy just because you are alive and eating food does not make you “bad” and restricting does not make you “good” and you never have to earn your food.