What Do You Appreciate About Your Body?

I used to hate everything about my body and wanted desperately for it to be “perfect”. I wished that my dieting and exercising would get me that “perfect” body, but it never did. There is no perfect body and we need to stop wishing for a different body.

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When Someone Comments on Your Food Choices

I cannot tell you how many times someone has commented on my food choices.  I legit once had an acquaintance approach me at a restaurant to let me know how many calories were in my dessert.  Human, please go enjoy your diet, fat-free, no taste ice cream while I enjoy my delicious ice cream. 

When I was first recovering from my dieting and binge eating issues, these comments got the best of me and often sent me into a downward spiral.  I did not know how to handle these comments and they always reopened the wounds I was trying to heal.  Below are ways to deal with these comments both internally and externally.

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Numbers Don't Define You

Recently, I was reminded of how much pressure I used to put on myself about weight.  I pressured myself to keep my weight under a certain number and celebrated when I was able to get there.  When I was at the doctor's office last week for a regular check-up, they had to record my weight.  Even though I do not weigh myself, I knew the general range of what was going to pop up on the scale.  When the number popped up, it was higher than that number I was talking about earlier - but I did not feel bad about it.  I felt good.

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Dieting Versus Food Freedom

As a food freedom coach, I always preach throwing away your diet mentality and embracing a life of food freedom.  While you journey from dieting to food freedom, it is important to recognize when you the diet mentality is taking over.  Below, I've listed some important differences between the two.

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Being Body Positive

It has been a busy few weeks over here and my usual workout routine has been put on the back burner.  When my weeks are not busy, I like to workout 3-4 times a week and this includes going to a spin class on Saturday morning.  Last Saturday and this Saturday, my day is taken up by family visits (yay!).  With that being said, I have been missing my usual spin classes and I've mentally had to tell myself that it is okay.

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