We hear the phrase “body love” thrown around so much, and it is a great concept. It may be a bit harder to achieve than we think, though. After listening to a few podcasts surrounding this topic, I’ve started to lean more towards the concept of BODY ACCEPTANCE over BODY LOVE. Body acceptance and neutrality has been much easier for me to grasp and appreciate and I want to tell you why.
Here are a few things that have helped me through recovery to realize that body image is not the end all be all. It is not what we should base our self worth in, or base anything in for that matter.
I had an eating disorder – notice I didn’t say I “was” an eating disorder. And most of us would never use the term “I was (or am) an eating disorder”. However, this is how we treat the disease. We act as if it is who we are. We treat it as though it is […]
I LOVE cereal – anyone else? When I was younger, I used to eat bowl after bowl, and strangely enough, I even ate it without milk! Maybe it’s because I as lactose intolerant, or maybe it’s just because I’m a little strange, BUT I loved dry bowls of cereal! Recently I’ve seen so many different […]
QUARANTINED – it is such a crazy concept, and yet we are all stuck living it. These times are strange, something we never expected, and certainly something we all have to adjust to. People have decided to stock up on canned goods and toilet paper, making them scarce in grocery stores across the nation. Some […]
Something that comes along with being acutely aware of how and what others around me are eating is realizing that there are some people who I aspire to be like when it comes to food. Stop and think for a minute… is there someone in your life whose relationship with food you envy, or you […]
Are you constanly aware of how and what others are eating around you? Does it impact your food choices and how you feel about what you eat yourself? Want to stop focusing on everyone else’s plate? These steps will help you gain freedom from that obsession!
My history with counting calories goes WAY back. I started counting calories as a senior in high school – that was about 10 years ago. Not a day went by after I started that I did not calculate every bite of food that went into my mouth. adding, combining, rearranging to make sure I hit […]
The obsession with Trader Joe’s is REAL! I’m sure you’ve been before and understand, but if you don’t happen to have a TJ’s near you … well, 1. I’m sorry and 2. I’m sure you’ve seen it all over Instagram and social media! The hype is not a joke – it truly is a magical […]
As I was chatting with my dietitian a few weeks ago, I realized that my relationship with my body still needs some work. Conquering food is only part of the battle with eating disorder recovery. You also have to become comfortable, accepting, and trusting of your body. and to be completely honest, i’m just not […]