Surround yourself with those that pick you up and make you the best version of yourself. We’re talking all about intuitive eating and self-love because each of us has struggled with food and exercise in our own way.
Whenever August rolls around I get the heebie-jeebies about back to school. “I don’t wanna go to schooooool.” I literally remember laying in my bed saying this to my mom every summer. DON’T MAKE MEEEEE.
I’ve been in eating disorder recovery for over 6 years and one of the biggest parts of my recovery has been surrounding myself with amazing humans. I’m talking about the ones who support me for who I am and who are “normal” around food, fitness, and wellness in general. At the beginning of my recovery, it was hard for me to be around other people who had an obsessive personality about what they were eating and how hard their workout was because that’s just not the mindset I want to have. The mindset I want (and wanted) is definitely more intuitive. What I mean by this is that I want to fuel my body and exercise because it makes me feel good…not because it makes me look good. I want to eat when and what I’m craving and I want to work out when I feel inspired to.
There is no one way to learn to live intuitively. For me, it took practice and lots of challenging times eating out at restaurants and skipping workouts. Changing your behavior around how you think about food and exercise is hard, but totally worth it. If you have more interest in reading more about this, I wrote an entire post about anxiety and restaurants and you can read more about that HERE.
Anyways, I feel like you will get the best out of this post if you just watch the damn video! Thanks for being my co-anchors @emilykricther and @linleyshands. I love you babes to the moon an back.
Here’s what we covered in this conversation about intuitive eating and self-love. Check it out!
- Intuitive eating and fad diets
- Normal eaters
- Food and exercise obsession because of mainstream female expectations
- Body image and athletes x food control
- Surrounding yourself with like-minded people
- 80/20 lifestyle