Manage episode 315928812 series 2819693
Are you ready for a positive, empowering, and healing challenge for 2022? Listen in as I walk you through the Ditch the Diet Pledge. I share with you how each aspect will meet you where you are and prepare your mind for an impactful shift.
Our whole world is on the struggle bus as we continue to traverse a new normal. Our mental health is collectively suffering, but setting dieting and weight loss goals will not provide the control or healing that we are desperate for. We need positivity in our lives and some tools for tapping into what truly matters.
The Ditch the Diet Pledge!
I solemnly swear to eat food. This includes, but is not limited to, carbs, sugar, fat, and other foods that make me feel warm, fuzzy, well-fed, and loved. I will not count calories and adjust my intake based on nebulous food rules. I will not berate myself, my body, or my food choices. I will not engage in good food/bad food conversations with myself or others. I will remember that diet culture has fostered a false narrative that I have been living by and it is not serving me. Dieting has contributed to the problem that it purports to solve, and this is not my fault. Instead I will learn to listen to and trust my body and the internal cues that it provides. I will trust in the process of rejecting the diet culture, and embracing the new ways of thinking about food and myself that come along with it. I will recognize that we all deserve to eat. Our cravings are not gluttonous acts of mutiny by our body, but rather natural mechanisms designed to keep us fed and alive. And I will remind myself of my value regardless of what I choose to eat.
Episode links mentioned: 5 Signs You Might Be Stuck in Diet Culture