Break free of the diet mentality with some simple ways to change your self-talk.
At its heart, intuitive eating boils down to one thing: a change in perspective. So how do you make that happen? It all begins with your thoughts, which become your words, which become your actions, which become your habits. Here’s how you can get started.
Below, in the red column, are seven common thoughts every dieter has had before. Maybe even multiple times a day. They seem innocent enough, but when you unpack them, they’re so loaded and judgmental. They’re rooted in diet culture.
In the green column are seven alternative thoughts to try on instead. They’re rooted in self-acceptance and self-love. I hope they will help you remember what food really is: a source of energy. Not a reflection of your character or your will power or your worth. Don’t let the diet industry convince you otherwise, and don’t let your mind bully your body.