My Food Freedom Journey

There is a myth that I used to believe in my early twenties. I used to believe that my body shape and size would bring me happiness. I used to think that having a perfectly toned and fit body would make me truly happy and so I spent countless hours meal prepping and workout planning.

I was on this hardcore diet and workout cycle for the good part of my early twenties and I really never found happiness.

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The Body I've Always Wanted

I remember a few years ago when I was using at-home DVD workouts, there was a trainer who literally told us that we need to work hard for the body we’ve always wanted. At the time, I was like “YES! I want that super toned body and I am going to work hard to get there”. Looking back, I wish my younger self would’ve known that getting the body I thought I always wanted would not make me happy.

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Food Freedom is Possible

Tomorrow is Halloween & I KNOW there are people who are stressing out about being surrounded by all the treats! I know because I 100% used to be one of those people. I used to be the person who turned down literally any type of treat because I was obsessed with eating “clean”. Even though I thought I was being “healthy”, my actual relationship with food and my body was completely unhealthy.

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Steps to Intuitive Eating

This past weekend, I woke up early on Saturday morning to get a good workout in at my local gym. On a normal weekend, I would come home from the gym and make some type of breakfast that involved eggs & toast & fruit (I know, such a basic breakfast). However, on this particular morning, my body was definitely NOT craving eggs. Instead, I chose to head to my favorite coffee shop and opted for a banana chocolate chip muffin & coffee. You may say that the egg breakfast was the “healthier” option but I’m here to say that the muffin was the “healthier” option.

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