Benefit number 52003 of ditching the diet, recovering from an eating disorder/disordered eating, and becoming an Intuitive Eater: You don’t have to skip out on holiday meals in hopes of maybe seeing half a pound less on the scale tomorrow. You don’t have to bring your own diet […]
You do not need to earn the right to eat food. You still deserve to eat today and you don’t have to earn the foods you enjoy and that make you feel good. You still deserve to eat today no matter what!
I’m giving you full permission to challenge one (or several) of your food rules this weekend. It doesn’t mean you have to give it up completely just yet, but experiment with how it feels to break a rule this weekend. It may feel scary and that’s okay. It may also feel empowering and inspire you to keep challenging the rules all week long!
Wherever you are on your self acceptance/love/respect journey, you can still start by taking care of yourself today.
Apps like Timehop and Facebook’s On This Day can be fun to see what you were doing on a certain day throughout the years. It can also be incredibly triggering.
Similarly, when you’re scrolling through your feed this weekend and seeing a variety of bodies, remember that you do not know anyone’s story. You do not know what it took for them to look a certain way or what their thoughts are about their body in the picture.
The non-diet, Health at Every Size message may say that you don’t need to change your body to be happy or healthy, but wanting to change your body isn’t wrong. It isn’t bad. It doesn’t mean you’re vain or have the wrong priorities. It’s completely normal at times to want to change your body. You may want to lose weight, have a smaller nose, bigger butt or breasts, bigger biceps, more chiseled abs, tanner skin, lighter hair, etc. etc.