Do you want to ditch diet culture but are you worried it’ll mean you let go of your health?
Concerns that ditching diet culture will lead to you going in the complete opposite direction is very common. Here are some tips to navigate this fork in the road:
The first thing you need to accept is that health is a multifaceted concept. It isn’t just about what you eat. but how you think about food. how food makes you feel. your physical resilience and strength. your mental health. your social health. so on so forth.
I like to think it like this – shift from ‘diet mentality’ to ‘health mentality’
When you approach it from a holist health angel, I believe it is MUCH easier to incorporate balance and compassion.
When you are making the shift from a diet mentality to a health mentality, there are some basics to start with:
The other thing to remember is that it is unrealistic to think that you’ll immediately break free from diet culture. It’s literally all around us. and so bringing compassion, kindness and awareness is really important here.
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