I use to focus on food with the hopes that it would transform the way I felt, and ultimately my life. I would dive deep in the world of diets, exploring and studying every answer to every symptom I self diagnosed. The extra weight? The depression? The need to binge eat? Its gotta be my diet, right? Yep, years spent searching for the answer to my host of problems, while mentally exhausting myself trying to be fixed.
Do you find yourself constantly looking for a new diet to follow, only to self sabotage before seeing any results? You had all the tools in front of you, but couldn't find the motivation to stick with it?
The lovely PurelyTwins asked me to be apart of their Soul Sister Chat series.
No messing around here, we talked about disordered eating, why simplicity is truly the key to transformation, and why you shouldn't overwhelm yourself with self development tools.
I had a big wake up call when I was cleaning off my book shelf last weekend. Dust covered the collection I accumulated throughout my 20's, hundreds of dollars worth. I took a second to be grateful for the handful of tips that truly helped me, but then I got angry. I started to see the subtle ways the self development industry is somewhat turning into the diet industry.
Everything you need to know about nutrition is a google click a way. I did not become a Nutritionist to learn more about what’s good and bad for you in terms of food. What drew me to food was the story behind what we put on our plate.
You wake up Monday morning, you ate a ton of "bad food" on the weekend, you feel sluggish and bloated. Those temporary enjoyments are leaving you full of regret. What do you automatically do? Most plan drastic actions to undo the damage. You plan on "good behavior" all week, salads, workouts, juices etc. Sound familiar?