If you wish everything was as easy as gaining weight, raise your hand. Raise your other hand if you know that you’re in a complicated relationship with food and/or your body.
If both your hands are still down, ask yourself if you’ve ever felt guilt after eating a "bad" food?
I’m here to remind you there is no such thing as “bad” food. And that wanting to be skinnier will only keep you in the same patterns.
When life gets crowded and confusing, we fall into a people-pleasing mentality in which we forget our unique essence and quickly lose sight of what will really matter to us at the end of our lives.
We believe weight loss will equate to joy gain. But it won’t.
I just spent four years studying nutrition science and personalized nutritional therapy. For the five years prior to that, my life was a series of addictive “weight-loss diets” infused with junk-food binges, torturous daily workouts, and all-consuming body image obsession. Been there, tried that; nothing worked.
Today, I’m one of those annoying people who has “found my natural weight,” never craves sugar, stops eating when I’m full, restricts nothing, and has lived to tell the story. Eww, I know.
If I were Oprah, this is what I would know for sure: one day of your life spent obsessing over food or your body is one day too long.
Here are my five steps to finally accepting yourself and loving the home you will have for your entire life: