A Guide to Embracing a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body!
Are you tired of feeling restricted by diets and constantly being bombarded with messages that thinness equals health? It’s time to break free from diet culture and embrace a positive and holistic approach to wellness! I am so excited to be talking to you today about an important topic that is close to my heart – diet culture and body positivity.
As I have listened to woman on my coaching calls, and calls with potential clients, the words of woman struggling with how they feel in their body God created. Listening to the hurt, the sadness, and the frustration that comes with trying to feel good in the bodies God gave them. Unfortunately, diet culture often promotes a narrow and harmful view of beauty and health that can lead to negative thoughts and feelings about our bodies. What’s also crazy is it didnt happen over night. It was years of being fed the information by watching our moms and grandmas fall into the trap too. The more light we bring to it the more we can shift our mindset about our body and the food we consume.
Good Bye to the Beliefs
As a Christian, I believe that our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit and that we should treat them with love, respect, and care. It’s time to say goodbye to the negative and harmful beliefs perpetuated by diet culture and hello to a brighter, more empowering future. I want to empower you to love and accept your body, no matter what society’s narrow beauty standards say.
Here are the top 3 negative diet culture ideas that it’s time to say goodbye to:
- Thinness Equals Health: It’s time to ditch the notion that thinness automatically equals health. Your health and wellness are complex and multidimensional, and cannot be reduced to a single number on a scale.
- Restrictive Diets are the Key to Success: Say goodbye to the idea that restrictive diets are the key to weight loss and health. This type of thinking often leads to a negative relationship with food and disordered eating patterns.
- Food Shaming: Food shaming has got to go! Labeling foods as “good” or “bad” creates a toxic and negative relationship with food. All foods can fit into a balanced and healthy diet, and it’s time to ditch the guilt and shame that comes with food shaming.
What to do next
Now, it’s time to embrace a positive and empowering approach to wellness! Here’s what you can do:
- Listen to your Body: Embrace a more intuitive approach to eating and listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.
- Fuel Your Body with Nourishing Foods: Nourish your body with foods that make you feel good, both physically and mentally.
- Surround Yourself with Supportive People and Resources: Surround yourself with people and resources that uplift and empower you.
- Model Body Positivity for Others: Lead by example and model body positivity for your friends, family, and especially your children.
Let’s break free from diet culture and embrace a positive and holistic approach to wellness. So, grab your water bottle, put on your leggings, and let’s get started! If you want to hear more on this topic I hosted a live training inside my Fit Community for Millennial Mommas.
I can’t wait to see you on this journey towards a happier and healthier you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s do this!