In this episode we discuss the importance of looking back at the lessons learned to move forward in life.
We discuss all things body image, diet culture and how to break the Self Sabotaging Cycles…
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Ok, this has been a long time coming.
I will start by apologizing to anyone who may get offended by the following. However, I ask you to do one thing. If what I say upsets you and offends you- please do yourself a favour and dig into that feeling.
I know that I am a kind person. I would even say I am a team player. But there is one thing that I can no longer stomach! And that is the perpetuation of damn MEAL PLANS!!!
Because they don’t *teach* you anything!
And for this very reason I will list the truth of what meal plans actually teach you:
1) How to fear and label food.
Oh yes. You know what I’m talking about, you clean-eating diehards. You continue to vilify foods using old, outdated bro science dude-
Please do the world and yourself a favor- do some research.
2) How to create a dependency.
You become fixed to the *coach* who provides you this (usually very generic) meal plan that is most definitely NOT tailored to you and your needs. And most importantly it doesn’t take into account what you like to eat.
3) You become a slave to the clock.
Meaning, you no longer listen to your own body cues of when you are hungry, but rather end up having to eat every 2-3 hours. I might add that having lived this way, I was constantly hungry and stressing over when my next meal would be. Food was always on my mind. If I wasn’t meal prepping or shopping, I was eating or thinking about FOOD. All. DA. TIME.
4)You lose the creative spark – the zest for eating & ENJOYING your food.
You know what I’m talking about. When you are stuck eating your tuna in a can with a side of 6-8 asparagus because the plan says so.
Sure you may be able to swing a few creative recipes, but let’s be honest how many different ways can you eat your boiled chicken and asparagus?
And side note: many people who have been on restive meal plans for any period of time actually have other micro nutrient deficiencies because apparently *green* is the only colour of health choice.
Listen, if you absolutely need to follow a meal plan for medical reasons- then do it. This is for those who are thinking that the only way to their goals is to follow a meal plan.
And the reason I wanted to write about this today is because guaranteed your Newsfeed is oversaturated with all the *detoxes*, *programs*, *plans* to help you with your New Years Resolutions just as mine is.
Instead why not try a different approach? One that is way more Wholehearted and actually teaches you how to Like how you eat, and still eat how you like, GUILT free?
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Because the truth is, it’s not about eating less or restricting more. It’s about learning to switch that mindset to a more Empowered and Wholehearted perspective and understanding what you eat, why you eat and all the many things in between. Because we are more than just a body, we are complex beings!
And I can tell you that the solution isn’t another diet- it’s a lifestyle! Because you aren’t *broken* and you don’t need to be *fixed* –
You are Already GLOWrious doll!